GLOW Completely Changed How I See My Body

GLOW Completely Changed How I See My Body ...

Sam (Marc Maron) reimagines a real fight between Ruth (Alison Brie) and Debbie (Betty Gilpin) in GLOWs'' pivotal episode 1 segment. It starts as a nervous brawl with hair pulling and uncertain blows forms into a fully-produced, kitschy professional match, complete with perfect makeup, sparkling costumes, and a packed audience. In that moment, Sam saw GLOWs potential, and I saw my own. Five years later, I can only thank

Betty Gilpins Debbie was never married or married, but I am very grateful to her. On some level, I just understood her. Perhaps it was because I appreciated her, this fallen dreamer who had a sense of fame she always wanted and made her own future rather than wailing. Maybe it was because Gilpins naturally curvy body that refused to be idealistically stick thin no matter how little I eat. Maybe it was because Debbie has some horrible expressions and brutal one-liners.

The more I have spent away from the series, the more I have become aware of Debbie for her flexibility. While most actors have a fairly rocky relationship with their bodies, Debbies is all over the place. Based on her career, goals, and even moods, what Debbie''s body means to her shifts. It''s that ever-changing connection that kept me afloat once more.

Debbie became a person I knew when she started painting her body rather than aerobics classes. Despite my beliefs, I recognized how Debbie slowed herself down. Exercise was a means to keep her healthy, revealing that the frosting was on her cake that she would never eat, because that cake was full of calories. In these first few episodes, Debbie''s physical goals focus on maintenance and how other people see her.

Part of GLOW''s experience includes embracing her own body rather than simply expressing it to compliment a male gaze. After Debbie goes to her first wrestling match in Debbie Does Something, her entire view of her body changes. Her hesitancy with which she used to fling herself into the ropes disappears. Her hold are much more secure. For Debbie, she is re-energized, sweats, and grunts in uncomfortable ways.

Debbie has an emotional awakening. But it''s important to remember how you cut it, and it''s an important thing. In Season 3, Dessert Pollen, the women take a dance class with a group of Vegas showgirls. Most of the episode revolves around Cherry (Sydelle Noel) realizeing that a career of stunt and action can also spell out a life filled with disappointment. But Debbie has a revelation about her body for the first time.

Debbie is frustrated with herself on the stairs, where she takes on the casino head, Sandy Devereaux St. Clair (Geena Davis). This is the first time Debbie has ever considered a career path that isnt reliant on her appearance. For the first time, she eats a burger with Ruth only to throw it up when she is alone. For the first time, she would have seen more of her potential eating disorder. Yet, for the second, she had allowed herself to live as

I know it''s a bit silly to hold Debbie Eagan as a body positive role model. Gilpin is a Hollywood icon through and through and looks the part, a standard of existence that is unattainable for the average person. Seeing Debbie gradually celebrate her power granted me permission to marvel at my own self-confidence. My daily life is now five-mile bicycle rides, and my weekends are devoted to strenuous crew practices. It''s been so nice to watch it transform.

I know she will be there for me when my body will inevitably become more altered. There will be a time when Ill face my own dance class, metaphorical or not, and realize that I cant keep up and I cannot. I will always be bitter about GLOWs cancelation, but I will never stop loving it for the ways it taught me to love my body.

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