This summer, Orange Is the New Black mastermind Jenji Kohan will roll out her latest Netflix comedy, GLOW. Inspired by the real-life story of wrestling league "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" — which had its own short-lived unscripted series in the '80s — the series is slated to debut on June 23. Its description teases "big hair," "body slams," and plenty of strong female characters, and based on these GLOW first look photos, the show will follow through.
The project centers around Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie), an out-of-work actress who finds her last shot at fame when she's thrust into the glammed out, spandex-ridden ring of women's wrestling. Alongside a crew of Hollywood misfits, she'll face-off with former soap star Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), who left the business to have a baby only to be sucked back into work when her life didn't pan out as she'd planned. At the helm of the team is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who must now steer the women toward stardom.
It sounds hilarious, nostalgic, and totally fem-powered — a trifecta for Kohan's next big hit. If she can give life in prison a gripping but humorous spin, there's no telling what she can do with the outrageously '80s, neon-bedecked world of GLOW.
Alison Brie can really rock those '80s curls. Who knew?
I'm not sure what's happening here, but these outfits are everything.
Aw, Ruth. I would be sad if I dropped my food, too.
Please tell me they make an '80s workout video.
I'm guessing we'll be seeing a lot of this after-practice hangout.
Again, props to the costume team, because these clothes are spot-on.
That smackdown already looks epic, and this is just a freeze frame.
If these photos are any indication, GLOW can't get here soon enough.