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Netflix Is About to "G.L.O.W." in New Comedy About Women's Wrestling

Netflix Is About to "G.L.O.W." in New Comedy About Women's Wrestling

A new Netflix show is about to take us back to the feathered hair and flashy leotards that once dominated wrestling in the '80s, when the ring was occupied by the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, or better known as G.L.O.W.

Alison BrieBettie Gilpin, and Marc Maron have just signed onto the series, too — a second Netflix commitment for Brie, who is also voicing Diane Nguyen on "BoJack Horseman."

The ten-episode series was created by "Orange is the New Black" creator Jenji Kohan, and is based on the renowned women's touring wrestling league in Los Angeles that was essentially the women's WWF during the '80s.

G.L.O.W. matches aired nationwide between 1986 and 1990, when millions tuned in to watch the competitive wrestling women, who also performed kitschy sketches, musical numbers, and commercials all in character.

With this came complexity in characters that extended far beyond neon clothes and equally glitzy personalities. Some of these brazen, tongue-in-cheek wrestlers brought up issues in politics, race, sex, gender, and more to illuminate the excess of the '80s culture in America.

The new series will specifically focus on one character in particular: an out-of-work actress, played by Brie, who finds herself taking a chance and living out her acting career on a weekly female wrestling show.

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