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Watch The Trailer For 'GLOW,' Netflix's Homage To A 1980s Female Wrestling League

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R.I.P. Wicked City. Lucky for us, though, another television show exalting '80s-era Los Angeles is on our horizon. GLOW, the forthcoming Netflix show from Jenji Kohan, is a fictional show about a group of struggling actresses participating in the late-1980s real-life wrestling league/TV show called GLOW. The acronym stands for "Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling," and the show looks like it plans to take full advantage of the style and beauty potentials of the over-the-top (and off-the-shoulder) 1980s trends.

Netflix just dropped a new trailer for the show, meaning we get to see Alison Brie in full shoulder pads and Marc Maron wrangling a group of women with low upper body strength as they realize their full physical and emotional potential.

Also, Hollywood is finally giving another platform to under-utilized Chris Lowell, who stars as the producer for the wrestling league's show. Veronica Mars and Enlisted couldn't allow him to reach his full comedic and charm potential, so maybe GLOW will bring him the level of fame and recognition he's always deserved.

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GLOW premiers June 23 on Netflix.

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