Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Dramatards Triathlon: Movie 6/100

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

Score: 7/10

     I am not a fan of wrestling, never have been and never will be. However, I am a huge fan of the 80's but I have never heard of GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling). This documentary profiles the formation, popularity and eventual cancellation of GLOW. It also features many of the GLOW female wrestlers discussing their career and characters. Many of these women had never wrestled before and used GLOW as a springboard for other careers. The two most interesting women were Matilda the Hun (Dee Booher) and Mountain Fiji (Emily Dole), both large and strong women. Dee was a wrestler but was not allowed to fight men. At one point, she even wrestled a bear in the ring. Emily had tried out for a female football that didn't come to fruition. Glow was a great fit for both women and allowed them to showcase their strength and talents. I really enjoyed hearing the stories of these women and the impact GLOW had on their lives. 

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