Back in the heyday of the WWF (World Wrestling Federation), a new team of scrappy fighters appeared on the scene. They were "gorgeous," over the top characters who, yes, were all women. The combination of big hair, barely there costumes, terrible comedic stunts, and … rap music made for a truly bizarre and wonderful event. Some of the more famous names included Lisa Moretti's Tina Ferrari, Emily Dole's Mount Fiji, and Sandra Margot's Tiffany Mellon — who actually went on to work in the adult film industry and made a porn flick called B.L.O.W. (Beautiful Ladies of Wrestling). Ahem.
Fans of GLOW will be excited to know that a trailer for Brett Whitcomb's new documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling showed up on Vulture last night. The group of actresses, models, dancers, and stuntwomen chat about their time in the ring — which lasted until 1990.
David McLane teamed up with Jackie Stallone — who sadly doesn't seem to make an appearance in the documentary (we miss her kooky psychic/astrology shenanigans) — in the mid '80s to promote an all-female wrestling team. Stallone was running a women's only gym at the time called Barbarella's, which we imagine made the initial casting of GLOW somewhat easy. The new team was trained by well-known professional wrestler Mando Guerrero, the group landed a TV gig, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think. We included a little of our own video nostalgia for your viewing pleasure. It features Jackie Stallone rapping, which will hopefully make your day.