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 Post subject: GLOW documentary
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Airs tonight (3/19) on Logo. It's a 90 minute doc which chronicles the rise and fall of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. I thought we had a thread here on the forum about this, but I guess not. Anyway, it airs tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: GLOW documentary
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Hollywood was the best of the GLOW gals, IMHO.

Nice heads up there TB. I caught it in time to record it.

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 Post subject: Re: GLOW documentary
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:44 am 
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I watched it last night and thought it was very good.

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 Post subject: Re: GLOW documentary
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I don't think Fuji should have been the focus. Nobody ever watched that show to see her wrestle, although she was in four of the seasons.

Matilda was much more memorable for her part.

Hollywood was in every season, but she was not portrayed in the documentary to be as important to the show as she was. That baffles me.



I think they should have told the story of the roster changes through
The seasons a little more.

Definitely worth watching though.

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 Post subject: Re: GLOW documentary
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:34 pm 
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Not sure if you are familiar with the background on the roster changes, but David McLane had a falling out with the money backers and he quit GLOW and formed Powerful Women of Wrestling, which should be PWOW, but called it POWW.

Wikipedia says that it was a more serious style, focused on the wrestling, but I've heard that they did a lot of GLOW-esque cheesy stuff too.

Anyway, McLane brought a handful of the women from GLOW with him to POWW, including Ivory and a few others, like Matilda. That's why seasons 2 & 3 of GLOW featured knock-off versions of their original characters.

I think Mt. Fuji was the focus because her story was so compelling. She definitly seemed to be the Andre-esque babyface of the league and to see her now was heartbreaking.

Although I didn't follow GLOW when it was on the air, I'm stunned that WWF didn't sign a bunch of those women and that Ivory was the only one to make it to WWF and that was like 13 years after GLOW folded. Colonel Ninotchka would have been great in WWF as a manager of The Bolsheviks, for instance.

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 Post subject: Re: GLOW documentary
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I thought they were trying to hard with the Andre- Fiji comparison.
It was a very sad storyline to see played out. Andi understand why they went with that. But she was not the star of the show.

Yeah, I was aware of the changes. I used to watch the show, which is why Hollywood was my favorite. It was obvious to anyone back then she was the star of the show, despite being part of a tag team.

Godiva, the farmer's daughter and dementia were other favorites,

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