REVIEW: Netflix’s Girlboss series teaches millennials to start fucking working

REVIEW: Netflix’s Girlboss series teaches millennials to start fucking working

Netflix just released the highly anticipated Girlboss’ first season last Friday.

The show is based on Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso’s memoir #GIRLBOSS showcasing how a 22 year old went from stealing and selling vintage clothing on eBay in which she then created an e-commerce store making her one of America’s Richest Self-Made Women according to Forbes in 2016. 

Sophia played by Britt Robertson gives a “real loose” version of the Girlboss herself.

Although it is television, Robertson manages to portray a badass female who doesn’t take “no” for an answer.

Like the memoir, Sophia teaches every young girl (and boy) that in order to get what you want you gotta put in the work.

Sophia isn’t likeablelet’s be honest.

She’s annoying, self-centered, intense and a big ass Bitch.

But that’s the fun part.

The show was created by Kay Cannon, screenwriter of the Pitch Perfect movies.

There are some funny scenes, but the main focus of the show is proving that there can still be some laughter through failure.

Neither the Netflix series nor the memoir teaches you how to start a business.

That would be too easy.

However, it does teach you how one person can get very far if they work on their craft.

Work, work, work.

There is no magic, overnight sensation—That just doesn’t exist.

What does exist are people telling you it can’t be done.

Nasty Gal wasn’t built in a day.

Sure it may seem like it, but Amoruso never stopped searching for vintage clothes, taking pictures and putting them online.

In episode 4 “Ladyshopper99”, we see how far one must go to deliver a wedding dress to receive a great review. Kudos, girl!

“Every time I got up in the morning instead of saying screw it and sleeping in, every time I spent a few extra minutes on a product description to make it perfect, I was choosing my fate and sowing the seeds of my future.”

Although Sophia breaks all the rules, she isn’t telling you to be a rule-breaker, but rather to trust your gut.

Sophia didn’t get much support from her family, boyfriend and friends (simply because they didn’t get it).

She probably was (and sadly still is) ahead of her time.

The most Girlboss moment: Episode 6 “Five Percent” when Sophia quits her art gallery job she’d taken for health insurance leaving a note to the security guard: “Thanks for being the best and last boss I’ll ever have.”

The show’s last episode ends with Sophia opening Nasty Gal’s website and selling out all of her stock.

If you’re looking for inspiration, a good laugh, a creative moment, a show to watch with your girlfriends in your pjs then this is the one.

You can have it all, if you forget the naysayers, make sacrifices and compromises, get let down, break hearts, start over, let other people downstick to your guns.

Let’s do this.

#GIRLBOSS.


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