‘GLOW’ Brings #MeToo to the 1980s
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‘GLOW’ Brings #MeToo to the 1980s

Alison Brie in “GLOW.” The show’s new season includes a sexual harassment subplot. Spoilers for Season 2 of “GLOW” follow. Netflix’s “GLOW,” about a women’s wrestling TV program in the 1980s, is a sharp, insightful comedy. But a subplot in the new season’s fifth episode begins more like a horror story — one we’ve seen described repeatedly over the past year, in the revelations about Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood predators. Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) gets an exciting call: The head of the TV network, Tom Grant (Paul Fitzgerald), wants to have dinner with her to discuss her career. They make an appointment at a restaurant. A hotel restaurant. Where, when Ruth arrives, the host directs her to Tom’s bungalow. “Mr. Grant always takes dinner meetings in his room,” he says. Glen Klitnick (Andrew Friedman) — an executive at the local station that airs the wrestling show — meets Ruth and Tom in the room but quickly leaves to “grab a couple menus.” Tom suggests that acting on a wrestling show must not be “quite what you had in mind for yourself.” Then he suggests that Ruth show him “a move or two.” In the process, he’s showing us […]

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