How To Watch The Original 'GLOW'

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Netflix's new girl-power series GLOW, executive produced by Orange is the New Black and Weeds superstar Jenji Kohan, takes on the world of 1980s women's wrestling. One of the wildest things about the series starring Community alum Alison Brie may be the fact that GLOW is based on a real 1980s series, Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. So, if you're a fan of the Netflix original series and want to know more about the actual original series, look no further. Here's everything you need to know about the '80s show and how to watch the original GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling.

The original series ran from 1986 to 1989 at the height of the '80s televised wrestling craze. The theatrical series added to the wrestling drama on the mat and in the ring with back stories and behind-the-scenes beef between the women — which is pretty similar to what we see with wrestling today. The original GLOW not only inspired the new Netflix series, premiering June 23, but also a 2012 documentary, GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.

So, if you're a fan of the Netflix wrestling comedy, here's how can you get more GLOW in your life.

The Documentary

Watch the 2012 documentary on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and Google Play and discover the real story of GLOW and where the original women wrestlers are today.


If you search "gorgeous ladies of wrestling" in YouTube, tons of videos and episode clips from the '80s series appear. This show is over the top, wild, and campy in the best way possible.


Gorgeousladiesofwrestling.com has DVDs of the original '80s GLOW and merchandise for sale on the website. In addition to buying seasons of the show, fans can buy discs featuring special matches and videos focused on favorite characters.

And, of course, you can couple all of this with watching the Netflix series so the GLOW fun never stops.