Betty Gilpin on her new Netflix wrestling comedy GLOW.

GLOW Star Betty Gilpin Talks Being Typecast and Finding Empowerment Through Wrestling

GLOW Star Betty Gilpin Talks Being Typecast and Finding Empowerment Through Wrestling

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June 23 2017 7:26 AM

GLOW Star Betty Gilpin

On her new Netflix comedy, being typecast in Hollywood, and finding empowerment through wrestling.

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Betty Gilpin.

Photo illustration by Slate. Image via Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Starz.

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On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris talks to Betty Gilpin about her new Netflix comedy, GLOW, which follows a group of misfit women who reinvent themselves as professional wrestlers in the 1980s. And in our “Pre-Woke Watching” segment, Slate’s science editor Susan Matthews reflects on a show that was integral to her adolescence and young adulthood: Gilmore Girls.

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*Update, June 23, 2017: This post has been updated to include a link to Aisha’s review of GLOW.

Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.