First, if you don’t know what GLOW is about, get over to GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling documentary. Basically, it was a bizarre all-girl cash-in on the TV wrestling craze of the 80’s founded by Matt Cimber, an ex-husband of Jayne Mansfield. The syndicated show combined wrestling with Hee-Haw/Laugh-In style comedy sketches all performed by a group of models and actors. It was hilariously awful and low budget, but models grappling in skin-tight outfits went a long way towards making up for any wrestling technique or acting talent.
Anyway, GLOW folded after four seasons amid difficulties with drugs and money issues from management as well as the talent. The license was later bought by “Babe the Farmer’s Daughter” and was revived a couple of times for limited engagement performances, but nothing ever stuck.
Until that documentary. It was picked up by Netflix for a bit and got some wide exposure, which led to this!