Man up, ladies! How “GLOW” exposes “manliness” as an elaborate, fragile front

Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie in "Glow" (Credit: Netflix/Erica Parise)

“You were reading the man’s part,” deadpans a bespectacled casting agent to Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) in the opening of “GLOW,” Netflix’s summer dramedy about televised women’s wrestling. And so, to the sound of synth keyboards, the gender-bending unitard-a-thon begins — 14 women over 10 fizzy episodes that climax in a cloud of grit and glitter.

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