It’s funny, the things life decides to show you about yourself. For instance, before we got the PR materials for Netflix’s upcoming series about lady wrestlers in the eighties, we had NO IDEA we’d been waiting so long for a picture of Mad Men‘s Trudy Campbell getting slammed in the face while wearing a french-cut bodysuit.
Gosh, the things you learn about yourself in this gig. Anyway, here’s Monsieur Press Release, with the deets:
“The gorgeous ladies of wrestling are here and they are ready to rumble! In anticipation of the June 23 premiere of GLOW, Netflix has released a set of first look images from the upcoming comedy series.
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. GLOW is created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds). Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann executive producers alongside Flahive and Mensch who are serving as showrunners.”
“GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (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 is not what it seems. And 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 stardom.”
A Netflix series about the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, produced by Jenji Kohan and starring Alison Brie? Universe, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?
The art direction and costume design are ON POINT. This looks like it’s going to be insane good fun.
[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Netflix]