In top quality womens wrestling action Germanys Alpha Female takes on Swedens Jenny Sjodin in a hard hitting battle between two of Europes top female. Women wrestling at its best. Meet famous women wrestlers, read our interviews and participate in our womens wrestling forum discussions. Female Wrestling Sgp Youtube' title='Female Wrestling Sgp Youtube' />Female Wrestling Scissor Holds VideosGLOW Primer Release Date, Cast, Plot for Netflixs Female Wrestling Show. The idea for Netflixs GLOW came out of a one line email to Jenji Kohan. Circuitcam Software. Do you want to make a show about womens wrestling in the 8. Liz Flahive to The Hollywood Reporter about the note she and Carly Mensch sent to the Orange Is the New Black creator. She said, Yes, and then it was off to the races. Flahive, formerly a writer and producer on Homeland, and Mensch, formerly a writer and producer on Orange, had stumbled upon a documentary about the original women of GLOW The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the syndicated TV show that aired from 1. After getting the seal of approval from Kohan, who is an executive producer on the Netflix series along with fellow Orange exec producer Tara Herrmann, the shows co creators say they went on a research spree and eventually reemerged with the script for the professional female wrestling comedy that is now set to release its 1. Friday. Here are five things to know before hopping into the ring with GLOW this weekend. Who Are the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling The original series, GLOW The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, broke glass ceilings and went on to become a cult hit. Over four seasons and 1. Though Netflixs GLOW is only inspired by the original series and tells a fictionalized story, there are certainly parallels to be drawn aside from the big hair and body slams. Alison Brie Mad Men, Community stars as Ruth Wilder, an out of work actress whose last ditch effort at stardom comes when she auditions for the first ever womens wrestling TV show. Female Wrestling S' title='Female Wrestling S' />Twelve other Hollywood misfits are chosen to join Ruth in the ring, in addition to her best friend turned rival, soap star Debbie Egan, played by Betty Gilpin Nurse Jackie. Flahive and Mensch also worked together as writers on Showtimes Nurse Jackie, which is how Gilpin landed the role. Like the original series, Netflixs GLOW is set in Los Angeles and sees the women being coached by washed up director Sam Sylvia Marc Maron, who joins forces with a big pocketed Hollywood producer Chris Lowell. The original GLOW was created by B movie director Matt Cimber and producer David B. Mc. Lane and was born out of Jackie Stallones womens fitness gym, Barbarellas. Wrestler turned Hollywood stuntman Mando Guerrero served as the trainer and his nephew, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., now trains the women for the new series. Britney Young, Sydelle Noel, Britt Baron, Jackie Tohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani, Kia Stevens, Gayle Rankin, Ellen Wong and Marianna Palka round out the rest of the female heavy ensemble, who play wrestling characters that were built from scratch by Flahive and Mensch. The First Season Is an Origin Story. Roadway Regular Font here. Assuming GLOW will see future seasons to come for Netflix and that the show within a show gets picked up this first season functions as an origin story and takes its time building up to a big extravaganza in the finale. While the original syndicated show was a big production, filming out of Las Vegas Riviera Hotel in its first two seasons, the Netflix story starts off as an underdog tale as Sam struggles to get the series off the ground. The result of that creative decision comes with more time spent on the lives of these women outside of the ring, including the complicated, backstabbing relationship that ensues between Ruth and Debbie one that helps inform the characters they ultimately embody in the ring. The Women Do Their Own Stunts. Thanks to wrestler trainer Guerrero Jr. Shauna Duggins, the wrestling moves viewers will be seeing in the ring are primarily done by the actresses. The decision to have the stars do the bulk of their own stunts was in order to maintain authenticity as the characters grow their skills in the ring. It was something that was in the audition notices, says Flahive. We needed actors who were game and were physically able or willing to become more physically able to do the moves. We knew from the beginning that it was a show about bodies and women using their bodies in ways that they hadnt before and in ways that we as an audience hadnt seen before. Arial Regular Font Windows 7. Brie tells THR they did four and a half weeks of wrestling training and both she and Gilpin, who also worked with personal trainers for strength and agility, say the prep for the show has changed their bodies. It was very important to us that we were able to do every move that our characters were doing on the show, and we were, says Brie, who assures there were no major injuries on set but definitely bruising. Who Is the GLOW Audience Given the fact that three of the four executive producers on GLOW hail from Orange Is the New Black, its no surprise that the comedy has a similar feel and will appeal to the same audience who has been tuning into the antics of Litchfields female prison for the last five seasons. GLOW is not prison its way brighter than prison, Brie says of the neon happy 1. But the focus on the women, including the little known actresses, is what places GLOW and Orange in a similar category. Shows like GLOW and Orange Is the New Black, and people like Jenji, Carly and Liz are definitely leading the charge of creating interesting and exciting characters for all different types of women and aiding in finding roles for unknown actresses. Though Brie says that fans of the original GLOW are more excited than anyone when she speaks about the show, she admits shes very curious to see how actual modern, contemporary wrestling fans feel about the show. Adds Maron, Chavo Guerrero Jr. He was very on top of making sure it was credible. The original series definitely got the stamp of wrestling approval from Chavo, and that means something in that world. Is the Show Meant to Be Binged With 1. GLOW could essentially be binge watched in a weekend afternoon but should it be It takes a few episodes to settle into what Brie is doing, because Ruth is so convincingly a not very good actress, reads THRs review. Once viewers find their footing with Ruth, however the true heart of the story emerges, making the middle and back half of the season a fun and emotional binge worthy treat. The moment Ruth locks into her identity comes midseason in the one episode written by Kohan, and with those factors in play, its no surprise that thats when the show seems to settle into itself as well. The bottom line Worth stepping into the ring for. Check back in with Live Feed for full interviews with Flahive and Mensch, cast chats and full show coverage when GLOW bows Friday on Netflix.