Netflix is premiering another original series for its vast fanbase, and the newest entry into their content is a fun and unapologetic look at the life of fashion designer Sophia Amoruso. “Girlboss” will begin streaming on April 21.
The series is one which will be a departure from some of the other content the streaming service had put out lately. While elements may still appeal to the younger skewed demographics that liked “13 Reasons Why,” this show takes a much lighter tone and subject matter. Here are four things to know about the show:
It’s Based On The Early Life Of Sophia Amoruso
The story follows the early years of Amoruso’s rise to fame as the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal. Before becoming a successful businesswoman, Amoruso got her start by reselling clothes on eBay. In the trailer for the series, Britt Robertson portrays Amoruso as going to any means necessary to get what she wants. Whether that includes dumpster diving or hustling a business owner to lower the price of an item she wants to resell, she will do whatever it takes—and this is very reminiscent to the real Amoruso’s early years, where she has admitted to doing similar things.
The Show Won’t Cover Amoruso’s Later Problems
The intriguing thing about the show to most is the timing for when it’s premiering. When it was conceived, Amoruso was at the top of the world. But by the end of 2016, she had stepped down from her company, which had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. At least in this first season of the show, that part of Amoruso’s story won’t be covered. It’s currently unknown if it will be should the show be picked up for later seasons.
There Will Be Some Raunchy Humor
The show will have plenty of raunchier moments with the humor involved. Robertson’s Amoruso is rude and self-absorbed, and definitely foul-mouthed. Look for those moments throughout the show’s run, especially since they will likely be used to show the character’s growth as the story moves forward.
There’s An Important Overall Message
Not counting Amoruso’s troubles in the last year, the show does have a very simple message that could be inspiring to millennial women. Success didn’t come easily or immediately to Amoruso, and she had to scratch and claw her way to the top she eventually reached. The series is going to try and drive that message home by chronicling all of that trouble she encountered as it tells her story.
“Girlboss”begins streaming on Netflix Friday, April 21.