When you binge-watch GLOW this weekend — and listen, you’re going to want to binge-watch GLOW this weekend — you might notice something beautiful: There are so many strong female characters in the show, and it is maybe the most glorious thing ever.
The show’s executive producers are Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann — both from Orange Is the New Black, Netflix’s flagship all-ladies show — and was created by OTINB alums Carly Mensch and Liz Flahive, formerly of Homeland. Taking a page out of OITNB’s book, GLOW‘s main character is a female, the supporting characters are all females, the ladies support and care for one another, and they talk about things not related to romantic relationships. When it’s time for guys to step into the picture, they do, but they don’t steal the limelight (or maybe Bash does, up for debate).
In a time when we desperately need more empowered females on television, GLOW delivers — and then the ladies just happen to wrestle one another, which honestly, is simply an added bonus.
HelloGiggles caught up with the cast on the
red pink carpet at the show’s Los Angeles premiere, and, FYI, every single one of these women are absolute delights. We asked everyone the same question: Just how great was it to get the chance to work with so many strong females portraying strong female characters?
Syndell Noel, Cherry Bang:
Rebekka Johnson, Dawn:
Marianna Palka, Reggie:
Kimmy Gatewood, Stacey:
Kate Nash, Rhonda:
Brittany Young, Carmen:
Britt Baron, Justine:
And sure, let’s hear what the guys of GLOW have to say: