02 October 2017

#GirlBoss Review

Now that the kids are in school all day together, I've had a unique opportunity to watch tv or movies while I work! And I finally don't mean cartoons or YouTube toy reviews! Okay, I can tone down the exclamation points, but I am a little excited.

My first week-long binge was the one and only season of #GirlBoss, based on the book of the same name (and because I love book/movie pairings, it's now on my short list to read too). The series loosely told of Sophia Amoruso's life as she founded Nasty Gal, an online vintage clothing retailer. It was entertaining, and I got exactly what I hoped for each time I sat down to watch an episode or two.

GirlBoss was a great way for me to pass a little downtime, but I can't see myself talking too many people into watching it. It was highly predictable, while making me feel super-old, and I really, really found Sophia's best friend to be way more likable than Sophia. Which should be okay, except I felt like I should be pulling for the actual star of the show, instead of the supporting cast.

Here's some of Sophia Amoruso's comments published on Zimbio about the series, which was canceled by Netflix after one season:
"So that Netflix series about my life got canceled," Amoruso wrote on Instagram. "While I'm proud of the work we did, I'm looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out. It was a good show, and I was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months."
The 33-year-old, who sold Nasty Gal to UK e-retailer Boohoo in April, went on to address how she was portrayed by Netflix.
"Yes, I can be difficult," she admitted. "No, I'm not a dick. No, someone named Shane never cheated on me. It will be nice to someday tell the story of what's happened in the last few years. Ppl read the headline, not the correction, I've learned."
Overall, the show was quite watchable, and I'm happy to have seen it all. I will keep an eye out for further projects from Britt Robertson (who played Sophia, and was actually in Cake as well) and Ellie Reed (who played Sophia's best friend Annie. And I really loved her haircut.).

1 comment:

Liz Parker said...

I binged this on Netflix a few months ago. Overall I liked it, but the main character was not that likeable to me in the beginning, lol. I do like Britt Robertson though.