GLOW (Netflix 2017, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin)

Glow tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

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Alison Brie as Ruth
Alex Rich as Florian
Betty Gilpin as Debbie Eagan
Britney Young as Carmen Wade
Britt Baron as Justine
Chris Lowell as Sebastian “Bash” Howard
Ellen Wong as Jenny
Gayle Rankin as Sheila the She Wolf
Jackie Tohn as Melrose
Kate Nash as Rhonda
Kia Stevens as Tammé
Kimmy Gatewood as Stacey
Marc Maron as Sam Sylvia
Rebekka Johnson as Dawn
Sunita Mani as Arthie
Sydelle Noel as Cherry Bang

key behind the scenes crew
Creators: Jenji Kohan, Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch
Executive Producers: Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann, Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch

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Friday 23 June 2017
1 season with 10 episodes in total

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