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Project of the Day: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling Tell Their Story

Indiewire By Devin Lee Fuller | Indiewire June 12, 2012 at 11:0AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling"

Tweetable Logline:

This documentary chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

Elevator Pitch:

"GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling" is the often hilarious, surprisingly touching story of the late-80s, cult-classic show, "GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling." The film catches up with over twenty-five original "GLOW girls" to uncover the history of this once hugely successful program, and to explore how the show affected the lives of these vibrant, dynamic women.

Production Team:

Director: Brett Whitcomb
Writer/Editor: Bradford Thomason
Producer: Jason Connell

About the Production:

"Our interest in GLOW began in the late eighties when we sat up past bedtime watching the show. Though never avid wrestling fans, something about the combination of women’s wrestling and vaudevillian-style comedy captivated our adolescent minds. Twenty-five years later, we were introduced to 'Babe the Farmer’s Daughter' and eventually we connected with several other GLOW women, many who hadn’t thought about GLOW for over twenty years. Through stories of jarring injuries, intense pressures, and Hollywood dreams, we discovered an engaging narrative and spent three years exploring the 'rise and fall' of GLOW and the journey of the women involved." -- Jason Connell

Current Status:

Preparing for distribution.

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