- By Rebekah Rejniak
- Photo Courtesy of NETFLIX
The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back and more woke than ever. While season one celebrated a bunch of ragtag 80s glam-babes discovering their wrestling personas and subsequently their super powers; season two is very much aware of itself and the current Times Up movement.
The beauty of GLOW is the farcical juxtaposition of painfully real issues unfolding and affecting characters donning glittery eyelids, neon spandex leotards, teased hair, and sweat bands. This season, we build on that arc as we enter a new world where the girls have found their characters, but are still grappling with their file and rank. In a business fraught with misogyny, racism and ignorance, the irony is not lost on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling – nor on the viewer.
Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch return as showrunners, while the ensemble stays strong with Brie Larson, Betty Gilpin, Sydelle Noel, Britney Young, and Marc Maron as regulars, and Sunita Mani, Gayle Rankin, Kate Nash, Chris Lowell, Bashir Salahuddin, Britt Baron, Rich Sommer, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kia Stevens, Ellen Wong, and Marianna Palka as recurring.
“GLOW” is now streaming on Netflix.