Alison Brie Glow Netflix

Netflix has been bolstering its stable of original content over the past few years, and since money doesn’t seem to be a problem for them, they can shell out the cash necessary to make expensive period pieces like The Crown and the now-cancelled Marco Polo. But the streaming service seems to have a particular affinity for the 1980s, because along with things like Narcos, Stranger Things, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Netflix is releasing a new show called GLOW that’s also set in that decade.

The show premieres later this summer, but in the meantime, take a look at a batch of new photos featuring cast members Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men), Marc Maron (WTF with Marc Maron, Almost Famous), and more.
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Netflix's Wrestling TV Series G.L.O.W.

Community/Mad Men actress Alison Brie has signed on to star in Netflix’s pro wrestling television series G.L.O.W. Based on the real-life 1980’s female wrestling league “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” the new comedy series comes from Jenji Kohan, creator of Orange Is The New Black and Weeds. Find out more details of about Netflix’s Wrestling TV Series G.L.O.W., hit the jump.

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While documentaries of every stripe have their charms, my favorites tend to be the ones that offer up-close-and-personal looks at worlds I’d never really considered before. Like, say, professional women’s wrestling. Brett Whitcomb‘s GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling looks at the all-female wrestling promotion that featured in their own syndicated TV series from 1986 to 1990, through footage from the original series and interviews with the women who were once involved with the organization. I’d be lying if I said I remembered much about them — I’ve never been much into pro wrestling — but GLOW looks like an intriguing look at odd corner of the universe all the same.

Along the same lines but at the other end of the spectrum is Bess Kargman‘s festival circuit hit First Position, about six child ballet dancers competing in the huge, prestigious Youth America Grand Prix. That professional dancing is a tough business to break into is no secret, and Kargman’s film explores just what these kids are giving up to shoot for their dreams as well as what they’re getting out of it in return. Watch trailers for both films after the jump.

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