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March 16, 2017

Get Ready to GLOW
by Katie Conway - 0

Netflix has brought us some of our most beloved original comedies to date - including Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of None, Love, Grace and Frankie, and now - GLOW

It was announced earlier this month that GLOW  will be released for streaming on Friday, June 23, 2017. The show will be based on the popular televised program from the 1980’s called G.L.O.W - or the “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”. The women’s wrestling program ran for 4 seasons from 1986-1990, and starred actresses, models, and dancers playing colorful characters in hopes of rising to stardom in Hollywood. 

This Netflix Original will take a closer look at the lives of the bad-ass Los Angeles women who performed on this zany, glitzy, and tough wrestling show. It will also star Allison Brie - best known for portrayal as sweet and quirky Annie Edison on the NBC cult favorite Community (2009-2015). Brie will be playing Ruth - an actress at the end of her rope, who takes a chance on G.L.O.W to help propel her to fame. Ruth must compete with former soap actress Debbie Eagan, played by Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie), who is returning to the scene after she left to have a baby. And all of the 14 women competing and starring on G.L.O.W will be lead by a beat down, washed up, former movie director named Sam Sylvia - played by stand-up comic Marc Maron (Maron, Almost Famous). 

Sounds like a cool concept, right? What’s even more exciting then a show about strong and talented women is the fact Jenji Kohan - of Weeds and Orange is the New Black fame - will be an executive producer! Orange is the New Black is one of the most diverse, dramatic, and funny shows we have available today, that not only represents women, but also realistically shows them as who we are, rather than what Hollywood wants us to be. I have full confidence in Kohan, along with other EP’s Liz Flahive (Homeland), Carly Mensch, and Tara Herrmann to pass this kind of representation and narrative excellence to GLOW. 

Can’t wait until June to see this sure-to-be Netflix classic? Check out the sparkly leotard filled, female-driven, 80’s pop-sounding, pink neon flushed trailer for the series below! (Or just re-watch episodes of Community and Orange is the New Black in the meantime…)


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