Prep for GLOW’s new season by watching the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

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There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.

What to watch

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, a 2012 documentary about the four intense years in the late 1980s when one of the most popular syndicated TV series was G.L.O.W., a women’s wrestling program. The show combined the serialized cartoonish antics of big-time wrestling with character-driven sociopolitical satire and corny…

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