GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling 2012 NR CC

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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.

Starring:
Emily Dole, Dee Booher
Runtime:
1 hour, 16 minutes

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Genres Documentary
Director Brett Whitcomb
Starring Emily Dole, Dee Booher
Supporting actors Angelina Altishin, Jeanne Basone, Dawn Rice, Lorilyn Palmer, Armando Guerrero, Cheryl Rusa, Andrea Baird, Steve Blance, Lynn Braxton, Johnny Cafarella, Trish Casella, Matt Cimber, Ray Combs, Narice Crockett, Nancy Daley, Phil Donahue, Ric Drasin, Cindy Ferda
Studio Docurama
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Great story, heart-warmer.
Brandon P.
The skits and the high shorts were too funny from back in the day... I really miss stuff like this.
Avid_Amazon
I used to love watching this growing up.
Shannon

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By N. Higgins-Torosian on January 4, 2013
Format: DVD
I could watch this documentary over & over again! The women shared a true sisterhood while appearing to despise one another on film.
If you are the type that is moved by a "real" story involving sports, comedy, drama, suspense and action, you will be glad you purchased this DVD & eagerly recommend it to your friends just as I have!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Atomic Jukebox on August 6, 2013
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This is a GREAT documentary! A real snapshot into the early days of modern wrestling/entertainment. It covers the concept, formation, public face and finances of GLOW, and catches up with several of the women today.... All at once, it's fun, nostalgic, and (sometimes) heartbreaking. If you dug the late-70's/80's indie scene, and the very beginnings of WWF's rise, and especially if you were a Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling fan, you'll definitely dig this doc!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Evangelina Christy Smith on March 7, 2014
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This is the best documentary I have ever seen! The stories of these women and there legendary strength of them is so awesome and the movie itself is so professionally done. There should be a movie made as well as to their GLOW stories and on the road tours they did, it would be even better! GIRLS ROCK AND THEY WRESTLE TOO!!! What a flash back to the late 80's!!! O:)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Whitehead on April 11, 2013
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I loved this show as a kid. Campy as hell, though I didn't recognize that so much at the time. Loved the characters. Great to see what the gals are up to now. This was a great tribute. Unfortunate that the full seasons of episodes aren't available affordably, though after watching the doc I understand why. The extras are plentiful and really made this a treat.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Just Joe on April 25, 2013
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I may not necessarily recommend this doc to people who had no recollection of the show (unless you are a fan of 80s pop culture or pro wrestling in general), but then again I watched it with someone who wasn't even born when it was on the air and she thought it was great.

As someone who watched every Saturday morning on WPIX New York in syndication, I thought this is a well-done film that gives fans a fun glimpse into what it took to produce the show and how hard the talent worked to make it a success. Special thanks to the stars and the filmmakers in case they read this.
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Here they are! The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back in the pleasing documentary "GLOW." In the mid-eighties, the campy idea of presenting lady wresting to the masses swept the world. This television endeavor established a colorful cast of characters (aligned into appropriate good versus evil camps) and made them entertainers, products spokespeople, and (oh yeah) athletes. The girls came from different backgrounds and had varying expectations, but were soon bound together in a one-of-a-kind phenomenon that no one could anticipate. This brief film (run time is only 76 minutes) can't hope to unravel the entire story behind this unprecedented journey, but it is good at highlighting the experience from the vantage point of the girls involved. Almost all the content is provided from the GLOW girls themselves and, as I said, that makes some of the more interesting aspects of the story left to speculation and rumor. But as a tribute to this new breed of entertainer, "GLOW" should more than satisfy those that loved the show and also those who are experiencing it anew.

One of the primary pleasures of "GLOW" is to catch up with some of your favorite characters. Not a lot of time, however, is spent on their modern lives. Instead, they share stories about the glory days. It's an interesting look at the rise and fall of celebrity, and the girls were smart enough to enjoy their time in the spotlight. Much of the film's first half gives you history with plenty of clips, skits, and even their infamous raps. It's an entertaining spectacle even today, so awful that (in many ways) it rises to the level of genius. But the documentary does have a more serious side as well. Many of the ladies are affected by the physical stresses of having a career in the ring.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Coppola on June 3, 2013
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So happy that this documentary was made. I've watched it twice already and plan on watching it again. LOVED it as a time capsule of nostalgia from a wonderful time in the 80s. The reunion footage is both exciting and touching. Excellent production and continuity!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Avid_Amazon on April 2, 2014
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What can I say GLOW, chainsaw, dementia, some of my all time favorite female wrestlers, I remember watching this late at night when my parents were sleeping. The skits and the high shorts were too funny from back in the day... I really miss stuff like this.
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