GLOW: A Women’s Wrestling Show Inspired the Netflix Series

The new Netflix series GLOW, which stars Alison Brie as a struggling actor who becomes a pro-wrestling star, drew its inspiration from a real-life women’s wrestling TV program that was popular in the late 1980s.

In the Netflix comedy, Brie plays Ruth, an out-of-luck actor seeking the kind of meaningful roles that typically go to men. Instead, she winds up starring on a campy wrestling TV show called GLOW, which stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and is loosely based on the real ’80s hit show of the same name. Ruth joins 12 other women who wear over-the-top costumes, learn to wrestle and eventually compete on the television show. Executive produced by Orange Is the New Black‘s Jenji Kohan, the comedy, which premieres Friday, also stars Marc Maron as a B-movie director named Sam Sylvia, who is responsible for getting the women into shape…

Source: GLOW: A Women’s Wrestling Show Inspired the Netflix Series | Time.com