Long before they made sex tapes and dated celebs like George Clooney, female wrestlers in the 1980s achieved TV cult status thanks to a little show called G.L.O.W.: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a staged, all-female version of the WWF that ran from 1986 to 1992. Anyone worth his or her Spandex remembers girls like Mt. Fiji, Matilda the Hun, Sally the Farmer's Daughter and Jungle Woman. They wore high hair and high-cut leotards and headlocked each other in campy catfights mixed with cheesy comedy sketches and even cheesier rap songs that made the Chicago Bears' “The Super Bowl Shuffle” sound urban. Cinefamily screens G.L.O.W: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, director Brett Whitcomb and writer Bradford Thomason's 2012 documentary on the history of the show, which was filmed in Vegas and created by David McLane and Jackie Stallone — wrestling promoter, astrologer and mother of Sly. The movie also includes where-are-they-now interviews with some of the stars (Guess what? The cigar-smoking Colonel Ninotchka wasn't really Russian!), who'll appear during the post-screening Q&A. Do you smell what these girls are cooking? It's probably just the Aqua Net. Part of Everything Is Fest; see Film. Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave.; Mon., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; $12. (323) 655-2510, cinefamily.org.
Tue., Aug. 21, 8 p.m., 2012
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