Netflix has released a fun new trailer for Allison Brie's new film GLOW, which follows her journey into the world of woman wrestling. It looks like an enjoyable film! It's loosely based on the real-life Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which was a short-lived wrestling show that featured outrageous women wrestling characters. I've never really been that big into wrestling, but this film seems like it will tell a wonderfully inspiring story of a struggling actress who finds success in a gig that she wasn't expecting to find herself in. Here's the synopsis:
"Guts, glitter, glory... Are you ready to GLOW?
Inspired by the short-lived but beloved show from the 80s, GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women's wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life turns out not to be what it seems. At the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling super stardom.
Glow comes from executive producers Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie), Carly Mensch (Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie), Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black, Weeds) and Tara Herrmann (Orange is the New Black).
The 10-episode first season of GLOW will premiere on Netflix on June 23, 2017.