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GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 March 2013 (Canada)
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.

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Brett Whitcomb
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Credited cast:
Emily Dole ... Herself - Mt. Fiji
Dee Booher Dee Booher ... Herself - Matilda The Hun
Angelina Altishin ... Herself - Little Egypt
Jeanne Basone ... Herself - Hollywood
Dawn Rice Dawn Rice ... Herself - Godiva
Lorilyn Palmer Lorilyn Palmer ... Herself - Ninotchka
Armando Guerrero Armando Guerrero ... Himself (as Mondo Guerrero)
Cheryl Rusa Cheryl Rusa ... Herself - Lightning
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Baird Andrea Baird ... Herself - Angel (as Andrea Micheil)
Steve Blance Steve Blance ... Himself
Lynn Braxton Lynn Braxton ... Herself - Big Bad Mama
Johnny Cafarella Johnny Cafarella ... Himself
Trish Casella Trish Casella ... Herself - Jailbait
Matt Cimber ... Himself
Ray Combs Ray Combs ... Himself (archive footage)
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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. Written by Bradford Thomason

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 2013 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Project See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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The organization GLOW - The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is owned by Ursula Hayden who portrayed Babe, the Farmers Daughter on the original GLOW television series. See more »

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Features Family Feud (1988) See more »

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Tiny Sticks
written by Renee Scroggins
performed by Esg
courtesy of Fire Records
published by Fire Songs
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Fun documentary that inspired the Netflix series
6 July 2017 | by a_chinnSee all my reviews

I quite enjoyed the new Netflix series "GLOW," so I was curious to watch this documentary about the real Gorgeous Ladies of Wresting. This documentary is apparently what inspired the excellent Netflix series. Back in the 80s, I was a regular WWF watcher, especially when they partnered with MTV for their Rock and Wresting events, but I wasn't a regular viewer of GLOW, although it was on my radar. Despite being unfamiliar with the wrestlers or any of their real-life backstories, I found this film highly entertaining and heartwarming. The women worked really hard, were very proud of what they'd done, and formed some lifelong bonds. From the women they interviewed, it sounds like most of them did not continuing wrestling, although I did learn that WWF wrestler Ivory came out of GLOW. Overall, this documentary is nothing deep, but it does tell a touching story of a lot of women carving a space out for themselves in the world (a story with lots of rasslin', outrageous costumes, goofy rapping, and fond reminiscing).


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