If you were a child of the ’80s, you’ll know that, while the boys went nuts for Hulk Hogan and Macho Man “Randy Savage,” we girls had our own burly heroes in Sally the Farmer’s Daughter and Vine. Yes, GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) was a groundbreaking television show that ran four seasons (from 1986 to 1990) and featured female wrestlers who, we now learn, were actresses, models, dancers, and/or stunt women hoping to break into show business any way they could. But what happened to them? Find out tonight when director Brett Whitcomb takes us behind the lives of this tough group of women in his documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The evening includes a post-screening Q&A with original GLOW girls Gremlina and Little Egypt and GLOW referee/writer Steve Blance. Comedians and GLOW fans Glennis McMurray and Matt McCarthy moderate the discussion. May we request an impromptu wrestling match?
Sat., June 23, 7 p.m., 2012