GLOW has received rave reviews from wrestling diehards and non-fans alike. Created
by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch with Orange Is the New Black’sJenji Kohan as executive producer, the hilarious drama uses the 1980s cult hit
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling as the backdrop for a story about feminism,
friendship, family and redemption. Starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc
Maron, the 10-episode series was devoured by most viewers within the first
weekend it premiered.
GLOW’s best attribute is the respect it shows to
pro wrestling: it’s one of the rare instances in pop culture where our beloved
pastime isn’t ridiculed as a phony charade for mouth breathers. Many viewers
have taken to social media to profess their newfound interest in suplexes and
chairshots, and the burning desire for more credible women’s wrestling has
prompted WWE to take notice. The company slotted their female performers in the
main event of Raw, SmackDown and NXT the week after GLOW debuted – the first
time in company history.
enormous success of the series could inspire more dramas centered on pro
wrestling’s rich and storied past, tackling events, stars and eras ripe for the