The whole world is talking about GLOW, the latest original series from Netflix (FYI it stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling).
The dramatised version of the very real, very camp ’80s activity stars Alison Brie as Ruth Wilder, an aspiring actress who’s down on her luck in just about every area of her life. She’s failing auditions, sleeping with her best friend’s husband and has to beg her parents for money to make her rent. Again.
Then she ends up as part of a women’s wrestling group trying to get their show funded and televised.
GLOW is packed full of camp moves and '80s glamour, but it's much more than that - and there's one scene in particular that's changing TV as we know it.
The abortion scene.
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Despite that fact it's 2017, abortion is still a rare sight on mainstream TV. While Scandal and Girls have addressed it, Glow gave it a totally different treatment - that of normalcy.
After a conversation about periods among the GLOW's, Ruth realises hers is late. After a test confirms what she dreads - she's pregnant with her best friend's husband's baby, she enlists her wrestling coach-director Sam Sylvia to take her to the clinic.
He asks her if she's sure about the decision, to which she responds "It's not the right time. Not the right baby." Then she goes through with it and by the time we next see her on screen, she's back to her everyday life.
Timewise, the actual decision and procedure took up just a tiny portion of the episode, but what the episode did show spoke volumes.