GLOW - Comparing the Documentary and the Netflix Original Series
Thursday July 13, 2017 | Download episode
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is a documentary about the real life GLOW tv show from the 80s. Netflix's original series GLOW was inspired by this documentary. After watching both the documentary and the Netflix series, we talk about how real-life events and real characters were seen on the Netflix series, and then talk about the wrestling industry (injuries and stereotypes) and what things we'd like to see in future GLOW seasons.
— 0:40 - Story of how creators watched documentary and GLOW TV series origin
— 1:50 - Real life anecdotes pulled from documentary and put into the TV series
— 4:00 - Comparing wrestling characters in series and documentary
— 12:32 - The production side of real life GLOW vs Bash and Sam Silvia
— 15:58 - Wrestling injuries in documentary, but not in series
— 19:46 - The darker side of the wrestling industry
— 22:48 - Racial stereotypes / Empowerment
— 27:02 - White Feminism and Ruth as protagonist
TV Roundup | GLOW, Master of None, Sense8, Castlevania, and Insecure
Friday July 7, 2017 | Download episode
We continue our discussion of GLOW, mention some things we liked about Master of None, and talk about the cancellation of Sense8.
We preview Castlevania and Friends from College on Netflix, and shoutout Insecure, which starts a week after Game of Thrones.
TV Roundup | Silicon Valley, Veep, Attack on Titan, American Gods, GLOW, and Rick and Morty
Friday June 30, 2017 | Download episode
It's a sad time for TV as we bid fond farewells to Silicon Valley, Veep, and Attack on Titan.
We also discuss American Gods, GLOW, and the Rick and Morty season 3 trailer.
GLOW - Ruth as Protagonist
Saturday July 29, 2017 | Download episode
This episode is a deep dive into Ruth as protagonist. It's less a character summary and more a conversation about why she's our window into the world of wrestling. We then discuss alternative protagonists, including Carmen (Machu Pichu), Debbie (Liberty Belle), Cherry, Tammé (Welfare Queen), and Rhonda (Britannica). The show does a good job developing the characters, sometimes with small details you may not have noticed, but what would it mean to center these characters?
— 0:40 - Ruth's journey from feeling insignificant to feeling in control (via wrestling)
— 4:30 - Powerful roles and body autonomy
— 9:15 - Ruth in charge at the end (Ruth vs Cherry)
— 12:14 - Fish out of water narrative (Ruth vs Debbie and Machu Pichu)
— 18:43 - Rhonda (Britannica), Tammé (Welfare Queen), and others as protagonists
The female intros twitter account mentioned at 5:16: https://twitter.com/femscriptintros
Fun fact: GLOW was inspired by the 2012 documentary of the real-life ‘80s wrestling league (doc also on Netflix fyi). Two specific anecdotes in the new series were plucked straight from the documentary — the initial audition & Cherry’s sleeper hold on Melrose. Hear us discuss more about their similarities, intriguing differences, and future plot threads on our new podcast (link in bio!) . #glow #alisonbrie #glownetflix #glowup #gorgeousladiesofwrestling #marcmaron #bettygilpin