The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. That was a real thing in the 80s. There’s a documentary all about them on Netflix you can watch if you don’t believe us. It all seems so crazy, over the top, and kinda racist/sexist, and yeah, it was. But now there’s this new narrative show at Netflix starring Mark Maron, Allison Brie and a HUGE cast of lady wrestlers (or actresses playing lady wrestlers mainly) and it’s all the talk around the watercooler (virtual watercooler, but still). So we got the guys from our wrestling podcast, Thumbtacks and Screwjobs to take the lead here in our review of the first season. Listen to Richard and Gene know what they’re talking about and Elliott and Chris try to keep up.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.