New Indie Doc Reveals The Story Behind ‘GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling’

Glow: Ladies of Wrestling Documentary

When I was a wee strange kid, my knowledge of pro wrestling consisted solely of the World Wrestling Federation and its stable of (mostly male) athletes. Superstars like Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Legion of Doom and Macho Man ruled my tiny universe while performers like Miss Elizabeth and Sherri Martel were simply seen as arm candy. Little did I know of the Great Moolah, Luna or Alundra Blayze. Really, it wasn’t until the past decade that female wrestlers (NOT “divas”) have begun to have a mainstream impact on the industry… or so I thought.

That’s what makes Brett Whitcomb’s new documentary, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, so interesting. Placing a spotlight on GLOW, “the first ever all-female wrestling show on television,” the doc profiles the series through its rise and fall, which peaks in 1989 with an abrupt cancellation. According to the trailer there looks to be a plethora of original footage from the series as well as more recent interviews with its former stars. It’s a pretty cool and nostalgic look at a forgotten corner of the wrestling universe.

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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  • I donated to this Kickstarter project! I can’t wait to get my copy of the DVD.

    • I only wish I had heard of it sooner so I could’ve contributed as well – looks awesome!

  • yes!!!! those laides were straight up hot! that show to a kid going through puberty was like cocaine! hot females in spandex beating the crap out of each other! i having withdraw shakes right now….

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