The year is 1986. Mike Tyson has just won his first title, the Chicago Bears are super bowl champs and unlikely rap-stars, and GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is about to burst onto the scene as the first ever all-female wrestling show on television. Like its then sole competitor/frequent imitator, the World Wrestling Federation, GLOW was a prime-time wrestling series, complete with elaborate characters, costumes, skits, personalized raps, and, of course, wrestling. Unlike the WWF, GLOW was a true variety show, more akin to "Hee-Haw" and "You Can't Do That On Television," than to any wrestling show the world had ever seen. Because of this, many of the women who joined GLOW were actresses who had never set foot in a wrestling ring.

That all changed after an initial boot camp session with wrestling legend Mando Guerrero, and for four years, week after week, women like Mountain Fiji, the Samoan giant with a heart of gold, and Matilda the Hun, the evil German with a taste for raw meat, battled it out for the GLOW crown. By 1989, the GLOW girls were an international phenomenon, attracting over seven million viewers worldwide, touring the nation, and making big bank for the show’s producers. One year later, GLOW was gone. According to the official website for this movie, no upcoming screenings are happening anywhere close to Austin.  Maybe someone will reach out to the Alamo Drafthouse or the Violet Crown and show it here in Austin.

Also, props to the producers of this movie for licensing ESG's music.

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More than 14+ years of work experience with interactivity & usability. Background in computer science and audio production. Focusing on data–driven user centered design and meaningful aesthetics. Worked for clients like 3M, IKEA, Sunny D, Dunn & Bradstreet, Dell, Adometry, University of Texas and many others...