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GLOW was one of the biggest television shows that debuted in 2017. The first season of the Netflix Original Series was loved by many and anticipation for Season 2 of GLOW has been very high. Season 2 was recently released on Netflix and it received just as much, if not more, critical and fan acclaim than Season 1 did. Betty Gilpin and Alison Brie are two of the stars of GLOW and, in an interview with Variety, both Gilpin and Brie discussed Season 2 of GLOW.
Specifically, they talked about the #MeToo moment that occurs in Season 2 of GLOW and its importance for the relationship between their characters as the season progressed:
Alison Brie: “Ruth’s a really naive character; she hasn’t worked a lot in the industry, and that’s not something she had to deal with before, and I think Debbie’s reaction to that whole situation shakes her up even more — to realize that women are pitted against each other in that way and there’s not a support system there.”
“It was so ingrained in women’s minds that they should act a certain way, and a character like Debbie has been in situations like that more times than Ruth can even imagine and has had to make her own compromises to propel her career, and she can’t understand why Ruth can’t play the game. That is a significant and important difference between then and the moment that we’re having now where women are really vocal and supporting one another and we all see how much power there is in supporting one another.”
Betty Gilpin: “A lot of this season is about Debbie tapping into her rage, and sometimes she’s able to funnel it into the character of Liberty Belle in a safe way, and I think that this time it was just too much for her, and all she could see was Ruth in front of her and just blind hatred towards her. I don’t think she meant to break her ankle, but I do think that her brain was operating on pretty simple sentences and maybe ‘Kill Ruth’ was in there once or twice.”
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