Brinson+Banks photograph Matilda the Hun, Roxy Astor, and other original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling for The Washington Post

“We photographed these badass ladies at their homes all over Southern California,” say Brinson+Banks of their shoots with some of the original Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, the 1980s wrestling league that inspired the new Netflix series GLOW. Scroll down for some spirited behind-the-scenes content. Read the story here: “This ’80s female wrestling league was dangerous and sexist—and the best job of their lives.

 

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Dee Booher, a.k.a. Matilda the Hun. Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Angelina Altishin, a.k.a. Little Egypt. Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Tracee Meltzer, a.k.a. Roxy Astor, and her dog, Pixie. Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

Photos by Brinson+Banks for The Washington Post.

She’s still got it: Matilda the Hun puts Kendrick and David in a classic headlock. Photo courtesy Brinson+Banks.

 

 

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