TV Series | TV-MA | | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
The idea for the series came when Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, who at the time were looking to make a new female-centric show, came across the 2012 documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Before this, neither woman had heard of the GLOW wrestling promotion, and they became intrigued by the premise of producing a fictionalised version of it. Both women found the story line intriguing as a way of exploring the aftermath of the 1970s Woman's Liberation Movement.
There have been many moments during shows and matches in the series where kayfabe (or the protection of the wrestling business) was broken. While it exists in-name-only nowadays, back in the 1980s, it was still taken very seriously.
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