In Los Angeles in 1985, Ruth Wilder, a struggling actress, auditions along with many other women in a fledgling professional wrestling promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW). Traditionally minded in her approach to acting and highly idealistic, she clashes with GLOW's director Sam Sylvia due to his cynical demeanor and often unconventional work style. She discovers early on that he has employed her former best friend, retired soap opera actress Debbie Eagan to star in the show. Ruth and Debbie had fallen out with one another after Ruth had an affair with her husband, Mark, who she then divorced. The tension between the two women promises either to make or break the developing show.
The girls are back in town. (Season 2)
Did You Know?
During a 2017 interview about GLOW, Betty Gilpin discussed how her full figure and sexiness is a big part of her character and her strong self confidence helps her carry it. But she admitted she wasn't always confident or even close to sexy growing up, but that all changed when she hit puberty. "I don't know when it was, but at some point (when I was young) I realized the obvious truth that I was a hideous goblin under a bridge, that the sound of my voice was like audible feces, and the presence of my body in a room was like bringing a moose carcass to brunch... And then puberty was like, WA-BAM. Physically, I went from Justin Bieber to Jessica Rabbit. I gained 30 pounds of thigh, booty, and certified American jugs. And I quickly learned big boobs have the effect of announcing your presence in a room as if you're cradling Gilbert Godfrey singing the opening to the 'Circle of Life.'" See more
The first episode of each season is the only one to show the opening credits at the beginning of the show, plus it plays Scandal's "The Warrior". Every other episode in a season is a cold opening with the opening credits at the end. See more