Please note that the following show contains mature content and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 16.
Season one of the Netflix original series Girlboss premiered on April 21 and follows the life of Sophia Amoruso, a difficult and angry millennial who is travelling the path of self-reflection.
The show starts off with Sophia eating her boss’ sandwich and displaying other signs of disrespect for authority, resulting in being fired from her job in retail. She is confused about the direction her life should take, and being a college dropout, she doesn’t have adequate qualifications for many high-paying jobs. After scoring an expensive vintage jacket for only $8, she sells it online for a much higher price. This sparks the idea in Sophia’s head to start an online vintage store that quickly becomes extremely successful.
Sophia’s quest to find a path she truly loves is a struggle that I believe resonates with many young people, including myself. Add in some witty comedy, a love interest, and a loyal best friend, and Girlboss is easily attractive to its target audience of teens and twentysomethings.
Although the series only scored a 31% from Rotten Tomatoes, a generally picky critic group, I enjoyed the first season and had no problem finishing it in a week.
Girlboss, the successor to self-memoir, #GIRLBOSS, is loosely based on the real-life story of self-made Sophia Amoruso, a young entrepreneur who started the edgy clothing company, Nasty Gal.