If you’re old enough to remember when the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling aired on television from 1986-1990, then you know it was kind of a big deal. But even if it was before your time or just passed you by, the new Netflix show GLOW is no doubt a must-watch comedy that pays homage to that awesomely campy wrestling program.
Alison Brie plays Ruth Wilder in GLOW, and she definitely doesn’t disappoint. In an interview with Playboy, she got right down to the good stuff and shed some light on her nude scenes, her boobs and her fans’ obsession with her feet.
In the first episode of GLOW, Brie gets completely naked (see? we told you it was a great show). Definitely a departure from her days on Community, but apparently stripping down to her birthday suit wasn’t actually that big of a deal for Brie.
I’ve passed on a lot of projects that had nudity, but I was obsessed with getting GLOW. Nudity is a part of the show, and I had no hesitation. I love the character. I understood why they wanted it. Getting naked on camera is like ripping off a Band-Aid. The hardest part is the transition from being in your robe to being naked on set. Once I was naked, it kind of reminded me of my nudist days from college and that feeling of, Oh yeah, I love my body and this is fun and silly and it’s fine.
“Nudist days from college,” you say?
Cal Arts was sort of clothing optional. I don’t know what it’s like now; even in the four years I was there, they had started to crack down. My freshman year, the Erotic Ball was still happening. Everybody was in different states of undress. There were tents with TVs playing pornography. And I seem to remember a live sex performance. Mostly it was a lot of lingerie and body paint. I wore this Victoria’s Secret thing with a little black thong under a black lace long-sleeved minidress. It was see-through lace—you could see the panties—but also long-sleeved because, you know, I’m very demure.
Even in Brie’s more family-friendly roles, like the aforementioned Community, her fans have apparently taken serious notice to her boobs. Naturally, she had something to say about that.
There’s a fascination I can’t really explain. My mom was the first one to point that out early in my Community days. She was like, “I was reading a bunch of message boards, and people seem very fascinated by your boobs. I don’t know why. They’re not that big.” I was like, “Mom, I have great boobs. How dare you?” It’s humorous to me that people have had a fixation with my boobs. By the time I’m ready to film a full-nude scene, I am the most muscular I’ve ever been and my boobs are the smallest they’ve ever been. It’s sort of like a fuck-you to the boob-fetish people.
But Brie’s boobs aren’t the only things being fetishized. Enter the foot-obsessed weirdos.
I understand why people like my feet, because I do find them to be very cute. But I can’t totally make the leap to sexualizing them. People constantly request photos of my feet, and they also send me photos of my feet when I’ve worn minimal heels or have gone barefoot. Somebody explained to me that it’s because feet are the only part of your body that you can’t change or alter, so it’s really you. I found that to be quite beautiful. But then your mind just cuts to someone jerking off on their feet, and that image is ingrained in your mind forever. Why would you put your dick between two feet when you could put it in a warm vagina or a butthole?
Huh, well that’s definitely one way to put it.