While UK kids were entertained on Saturday afternoons by aged overweight wrestlers, in the US wrestling was a much more glamorous affair thanks to GLOW and the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Director Brett Whitcomb and writer Bradford Thomason join us to discuss the role of the writer in documentary filmmaking and how tapping into the show’s existing fan base proved to be an archival and funding boon.

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012)

GLOW: The Story of The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling chronicles the rise and fall of the first ever all-female wrestling show through the stories of those who lived it.

You can’t just take a camera & point it at a situation for a year & then cut it together linearly & expect to have a film.

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