GLOW returns to Netflix for season 2 on June 29, and now that the ladies have got their pilot in the air, the show promises that there are even more surpassed matches. Fans of the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling or just those who are curious about the program will be happy to know that the Netflix comedy is quite accurate. The show is a spot-on match for videos of the original GLOW which shows that the Netflix series has captured the spirit of the 80's phenomenon.
Visitors who want to know more about the actual women's wrestling may want to check out a documentary on Netflix named GLOW: The Story of The Beautiful Ladies Of Wrestling . The documentary gives fans of the fictional series a taste of what the original show was, complete with clips and lots of interviews with the original breakers. It is also a good measure of what the Netflix show gets right about the original series, which ran from 1
Naturflixs GLOW is of course a fictional comedy at the end of the day, and the characters are not exact matches for the real female wrestlers of time. But from the 80's clip on YouTube, it is clear that Netflix's GLOW has captured much of the original feelings. The original pilot from 1985 is below; The only thing missing is the retro advertisement, unfortunately.
About a quarter of the way through the episode, Spanish Red takes on Americanah in a match reminiscent of Liberty Bell's ring-side argument with Zoya and Welfare Queen. "I respect the red, white and blue," said Spanish Red, "but I can not stand all these apple pie things because I did not have apple pie growing up. I had other things." Americanah tells her that she speaks English. It's a social comedy that is wrapped in low-well entertainment, just like wrestling shows the ladies together in the Netflix series. Even the announcer ("No wrestling, just verbal insults") reminds of Chris Lowell's Bash and his dry, enthusiastic way to call the matches.
What did the original GLOW ladies do? Lots of rappings, music videos and comic sketches. In the documentary, one of the women describes the show as more like vaudeville theater than anything else.
Check out the real characters in the rap below when they present themselves – Palestine is reminiscent of Sunita Mani's Beiruit character on the Netflix series, and the original housewives have a similar vibe / joking to the fictional GLOW s Edna and Ethel Rosenblatt, also known as Beatdown Biddies.
Want more wrestling? Here, Palestine goes up against government GLOW champion Tina Ferrari.
Here is a chaotic group game where 21 women compete for $ 10,000. Just like on the Netflix series, the rope on the ring is pink.
Here is a tagged battle with Soviet heel Ninotchka.
And you have received to see Soul Patrol in this tagged team against Americanah, again and Debbie Debutante.
A major aspect of these clips is that every single of these wrestling characters raps her intro. It is also worth pointing out that in the clip above the comment is a woman. No disturbance to Bash, but it would be nice to see the Netflix series eventually.
It's easy to fall on the GLOW rabbit hole on YouTube, and it's worth the time. There's even a video that's just GLOW Season 1 rap, if you're only interested in that aspect, or a sketch with the women in the locker room about a sign called "Jailbait" trying to seduce a judge . Looking at GLOW on Netflix is just part of the true GLOW story. Thankfully, videos like these can help preserve the show for new and old fans.