Check Out the Hilarious Trailer for Female Wrestling Comedy GLOW
These ladies don't sweat; they GLOW.
If you think Netflix’s upcoming female-wrestling comedy GLOW is about pervy old dudes ogling women in Spandex bodysuits think again.
Based on the short-lived ’80s television series of the same name, GLOW tells the story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an aspiring actress in L.A. who lives off of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and is disenchanted with the lack of leading female roles in the male-dominated biz. Eventually, Ruth gets called to a casting for an all-female wrestling show helmed by a coked-up, D-list director named Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), who also happens to be a huge jerk.
Executive produced by Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, the show’s roster includes Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie), Sunita Mani (Mr. Robot) and Chris Lowell (Veronica Mars), as well as newcomers Britney Young and Britt Baron.
To prep for the role, Brie underwent four and a half weeks of training with famed wrestler Chavo Guerrero Jr., starting with basic moves and working her way up to more extreme stunts. Although the characters on the show are not based on those in the original, the actress says she watched old episodes, as well as the 2012 documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, to get acquainted with what GLOW was all about. “It wasn’t only the style of wrestling but also the silliness of the characters and the sketches and the rapping that these women were doing,” she told FASHION. And the cast delivers. All 10 episodes will be available on Netflix on June 23, 2017.