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Suzanne Ciani Documentary ‘A Life in Waves’ Lands at Gunpowder and Sky (Exclusive)

Suzanne Ciani Documentary ‘A Life in Waves’ Lands at Gunpowder and Sky (Exclusive)
Gunpowder and Sky has acquired worldwide distribution for Brett Whitcomb’s documentary “A Life in Waves” and set an Aug. 8 release date, Variety has learned exclusively.

Whitcomb was the director of the 2012 documentary “Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” which focused on the 1980s syndicated show. That film served as the inspiration for the fictionalized Netflix series “Glow,” created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch and launched on June 23.

“A Life in Waves,” which debuted at SXSW in March, reflects Whitcomb’s desire to explore women’s untold stories. The film centers on the life of pianist and composer Suzanne Ciani, whose innovations in the 1970s and ’80s had a major impact in pioneering and popularizing electronic music.

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Get in the Ring: How 'Glow' Recreates the Golden Age of Lady-Wrestling TV

Get in the Ring: How 'Glow' Recreates the Golden Age of Lady-Wrestling TV
No doubt about it: The 1980s was a strange time to channel surf. Those neon-tinted, big-haired, irony-free days have provided Internet curio-seekers with fodder for infinite terabytes of grainy, colorful ephemera. And one of the cornerstones of weird Eighties television was "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" (G.L.O.W. for short), an all-female pro-wrestling league whose exploits were filmed in Las Vegas and syndicated nationwide.

It's the type of retro-kitsch from the Reagan era could have vanished down the YouTube black hole – until Netflix resurrected it, sort of. The cult
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A Guide to the ‘80s Women’s Wrestling Behind Netflix’s ‘Glow’

A Guide to the ‘80s Women’s Wrestling Behind Netflix’s ‘Glow’
A bright, neon-lit corner of the ‘80s was occupied by a popular TV show centered on an all-female wrestling league. They were the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling -- or, simply, Glow. Founded in 1986, Glow ran for four seasons on TV, bringing colorful characters -- Corporal Kelly, Dallas and Tina Ferrari among them -- to living rooms across the country. Now, almost 30 years after going off the air, they are back as the inspiration behind one
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'Glow': Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's 1980s Lady-Wrestler Show

'Glow': Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's 1980s Lady-Wrestler Show
During the 1980s pro wrestling boom, television was overrun with musclebound men in colorful tights, slamming each other to the canvas in arenas across the country. Then, in 1986, promoter David McLane and director Matt Cimber came up with a syndicated TV series spotlighting what they called the "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," a.k.a. G.L.O.W. For the next few years, they had a hit with a show that featured a diverse cast of mostly ordinary-looking women – as opposed to the weight-lifting Amazons who'd later infiltrate the WWE.
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Trailer For Glow From Netflix Debuts

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New to Netflix in March: ‘The Discovery,’ ‘Burning Sands’ and More Sundance Offerings

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New to Netflix in March: ‘The Discovery,’ ‘Burning Sands’ and More Sundance Offerings
Netflix has announced the new titles arriving on the streaming platform next month, with five original films leading the pack: “Burning Sands” (3/10), “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” (3/17), “Pandora” (3/17), “The Most Hated Woman in America” (3/24) and “The Discovery” (3/31). Three of these — “Burning Sands,” “Deidra & Laney,” “The Discovery” — are Netflix Origins that premiered during the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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'G.L.O.W.': Alison Brie to star in women's wrestling series

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G.L.O.W. has (leg) locked up their lead. Deadline is reporting that former Community star and current BoJack Horseman voice Alison Brie is set to play the lead in the upcoming Netflix series based on the 1980s women’s pro wrestling league. The show is being produced by Orange Is the New Black head Jenji Kohan. The publication explains that in G.L.O.W., Brie will play Ruth “an out-of-work, struggling actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling.” Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the show. Brie commented on the announcement with perhaps a word of warning to her future in-ring competitors by writing on Twitter, “Look out…” G.L.O.W., which was short for Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling, ran from 1986-1990 with a few incarnations in the years since. It featured characters with names like The California Doll,
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DVD Release: Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013

Price: DVD $29.95

Studio: New Video/Cinedigm

Mountain Fiji gives a competitor a life in Glow.

The 2012 documentary film Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show on television, which premiered in 1986.

Like its competitor/frequent imitator the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Glow was a prime-time wrestling series, complete with elaborate characters, costumes, skits, personalized raps and, of course, wrestling. By 1989, the Glow girls were an international phenomenon, attracting over seven million viewers worldwide, touring the nation and making some serious money for the show’s producers. But one year later, Glow was gone.

Glow: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling examines the phenomenon through the stories of those who lived it (including such grapplers as Matilda the Hun and Mountain Fiji). For some, the show was a brief foray into acting and a short-lived adventure.
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Houston Filmmakers Bring 'Glow' Documentary to Austin

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