If I I had a working time machine, I’d take it back to 1920s Switzerland to try and get with Hermann Rorshach because he was the kind of hot piece who could make you create an inkblot test in your chonies. Once I escaped after Hermann turned me down and tried to commit me, I’d take my time machine to early 90s Southern California to tell my sad gayby self not to worry, because yeah, one of the greatest shows that ever happened, GLOW (Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling), is over for now, but it’ll be back in a different form in 26 years thanks to some shit called Netflix. My gayby self would probably look at his grown self’s skinny fat body and tired face and immediately scream for our mom to get him a gym membership and industrial-strength moisturizer STAT.
Deadline brings us news that may make you children of the 80s squirt out a stream of glitter-infused excitement. Jenji Kohan, creator and executive producer of Orange is the New Black, will executive produce a 1980s-era comedy series based on GLOW for Netflix.
If the name “GLOW” is as foreign to you as a sense of dignity is to any Kartrashian, then you’re either 13 months old or highly uneducated! GLOW was a very important wrestling show from the 1980s that pitted glamorous lady wrestlers against each other. The wrestlers were played by actresses, stunt performers, dancers and models who each took on a character. It was co-founded by rhinestone-encrusted orchid Jackie Stallone and lasted from 1986 to 1990. It was revived a few times over the years. It was magical.
A documentary about GLOW came out a few years ago and it showed us what happened to some of the wrestlers. While watching it, I hoped they’d have a big comeback and they’re finally getting one, sort of. GLOW’s Netflix show will be a scripted comedy about an actress who joins an all-lady wrestling TV show. GLOW was originally shot at the Riviera Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, but this show will take place in L.A. via Deadline
G.L.O.W. was inspired by the real story of the 1980’s female wrestling league. Set in Los Angeles and showcasing big hair and body slams, the series tells the fictionalized story of an out of work actress who finds one last attempt to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers.
Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of GLOW, which was created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.
Most of Hollywood should be on Death Row for the acts of vicious butchery they committed on some of our childhood classics. But I will forgive them (no, I won’t) for all of that if GLOW is done right and if they bring back as many of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling as possible. I mean, it is a sad, sad day when the likes of Blake Lively gets paid millions of dollars to “act” when multi-talented beauties like these in the video below aren’t the giant stars they should be!