Now more than ever, the world needs a good dose of positivity. We here at Cageside Seats will do our small part to bring that positivity on a daily basis. Throughout the entirety of 2017, we’ll say something nice about wrestling and everything around it, past, present, and future.
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Well, if you have Netflix, today’s a good day, as you can now watch the complete first season of Glow, based on the 1980s all-female fed (and today’s subject), the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Or... GLOW.
NOTE: This is in reference to the series that ran from 1986-1990. We’ll do the Netflix series GLOW at a later date.
For the many issues it has (and it has many), GLOW could not have worked at any time other than the mid-1980s (for proof, I point to actual successor WOW from 2000 and 2001 and spiritual successor Wrestilicious from 2010).
But it did not pretend to be anything more than what it was, which was a comedy show disguised as a wrestling show. It was cheesy 80s fun.
To quote James Maybury, president of the GLOW Fan Club (no, I wasn’t a member), it “had an energy none of the other wrestling leagues had. It was a moment in time. You were there and understood it, or you missed it. And I feel sorry for you if you missed it.”
But there’s always Youtube. And now the Netflix series. And if you get a chance to check out the documentary, do so. It’s really good.
But seriously... an all-female fed in the 1980s blew your mind, didn’t it? I know it did mine.
Your turn. Say something nice about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
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