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GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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GLOW will chainsaw your face and/or heartstrings! See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Emily Dole ... Herself - Mt. Fiji
Dee Booher ... Herself - Matilda The Hun

Angelina Altishin ... Herself - Little Egypt

Jeanne Basone ... Herself - Hollywood
Dawn Rice ... Herself - Godiva
Lorilyn Palmer ... Herself - Ninotchka
Mondo Guerrero ... Himself
Cheryl Rusa ... Herself - Lightning
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Blance ... Himself
Lynn Braxton ... Herself - Big Bad Mama
Johnny Cafarella ... Himself
Trish Casella ... Herself - Jailbait
Matt Cimber ... Himself

Ric Drasin ... Himself - The Equalizer

Cindy Ferda ... Herself - Americana (as Cindy Maranne)
Jimmy Hart ... Himself
Ursula Hayden ... Herself - Babe the Farmer's Daughter
Helena Le Count ... Herself - Daisy
Tracy Meltzer ... Herself - Roxy Astor
Lisa Moretti ... Herself - Tina Ferrari

Eileen O'Hara ... Herself - MTV
Noelle Rose ... Herself - Major Tanya
Laurie Thompson ... Herself - Susie Spirit
Dee Walker ... Herself - Cheyenne Cher
Larry Whistler ... Himself - Larry Zbyszko
Donna Willinsky ... Herself - Spike
Sharon Willinsky ... Herself - Chainsaw

Directed by
Brett Whitcomb 
 
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Bradford Thomason 

Produced by
Michael Bello .... associate producer
Jason Connell .... executive producer
Jason Connell .... producer
Antony Hing .... associate producer
Brett Whitcomb .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dwayne Cathey 
Bradford Thomason 
 
Cinematography by
Brett Whitcomb 
 
Film Editing by
Alex Perrault 
Bradford Thomason 
 
Art Department
Nathan Heal .... graphics
Dimitri Simakis .... poster artist
 
Sound Department
Will Cone .... post production audio
Lawrence Everson .... additional re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Greg Emerson .... digital effects artist
 
Animation Department
Tripp Watt .... end title designer
 
Editorial Department
Alex Perrault .... story editor
 
Other crew
Angelina Altishin .... production coordinator
Joe Cinocca .... social media director
Derek Dennis Herbert .... production assistant
Andrew Langley .... digital encoding
Luke McKibben .... production assistant
April Mitchell .... transcriber
 
Thanks
Tim Abad .... special thanks
Barry Aldridge .... special thanks
Mignon Ayala .... special thanks
Jeanne Basone .... special thanks
Matthew Blom .... special thanks
Laura Cain .... special thanks
Tony Ceccarelli .... special thanks
Leon Chambers .... special thanks
Joe Cinocca .... special thanks
Billy Corgan .... special thanks
Gilbert Dipiano .... special thanks
Aaron Fechter .... special thanks
Brian Fitzharris .... special thanks
Craig Foster .... special thanks
Jason Freehling .... special thanks
Brian Gaddis .... special thanks
Charles Gaskins .... special thanks
Stephen Goodman .... special thanks
Monte Howell .... special thanks
Bryan Jennings .... special thanks
Ari Johnson .... special thanks
David Kippen .... special thanks
Eben Kostbar .... special thanks
Lina Lee .... special thanks
Robert Manley .... special thanks
Michelle Mower .... special thanks
Christopher Novack .... special thanks
Eileen O'Hara .... special thanks
Dave Parker .... special thanks
Mike Puleo .... special thanks
Keith Reamer .... special thanks
Kristine Roper .... special thanks
Travis Schafer .... special thanks
Ken Sons .... special thanks
Adam Soper .... special thanks
Bryan Storkel .... special thanks
James Sullivan .... special thanks
Justine Welch .... special thanks
Jarrett Williams .... special thanks
Tatsuya Yamada .... special thanks
 

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
GLOW will chainsaw your face and/or heartstrings!, 3 January 2013
Author: AMSharpless from United States

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

In the 1980s, Saturday morning TV programming was riddled with insanity. There was ALF TALES. LAZER TAG ACADEMY. And also something called IT'S PUNKY BREWSTER, which was not PUNKY BREWSTER, but an animated version of PUNKY BREWSTER starring the voice of Punky Brewster. That show ran for two seasons.

GLOW: GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING was the long-running, live-action television program that featured chainsaw attacks, Borscht Belt comedy, and a wrestler named Vixxxen. It was kind of like WWF, but with a cast of women and camcorder production values. In other words, GLOW was way more entertaining and hilarious than anything else on Saturday morning TV, including RUDE DOG AND THE DWEEBS. Glitter! Spandex! Jackie Stallone! Completely over-the-top and possibly conceptualized by an alzheimer's patient, the show was everything a ten-year-old could ask for on Saturday morning. It's also everything a mid-thirties-year-old could ask for on any day of the week. Trust me.

Now, over twenty years after the cancellation of GLOW, the filmmakers behind ROCK-AFIRE EXPLOSION have given us GLOW: THE STORY OF THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING. It's exactly what you'd hope to hear about while watching a documentary on GLOW. The faux-glamor. The dirt. The bone-popping-out-of-someone's-arm. But then, about halfway through, it's understood that the wrestler once known as Mount Fiji is a real, actual person. Her name is Emily Dole. Because of her time with GLOW, Dole is bedridden.

The lives of the GLOW ladies aren't mired down in crack addiction, suicide, or other kinds of horribleness. Sadness is present, as it is with anyone who has blood pumping through their veins. But this is sadness as a means of personal growth. And seeing that unfold before our eyes -- that feels good. As much as I laughed at the ridiculous vintage GLOW footage that was thrown at my face every few minutes, I was surprised by how the real-life story behind GLOW made me feel. That dichotomy between the ironic and the sincere doesn't always work in 'talking heads' documentaries -- forced intentions are obvious from a mile away. Not here, though. This is a genuinely entertaining documentary that plays no tricks and keeps things sincere. And since this isn't a doc about Investment Bankers, but about THE GORGEOUS LADIES OF WRESTLING!!!!, I fully guarantee your enjoyment.

- Joseph A. Ziemba

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