Do you use NETFLIX? Then you might know what I am talking about.
Girlboss is like the coolest show ever. My 26 years old soul could totally relate to it. Based on an autobiography, #Girlboss has all the elements of a new adult’s life. Funny, colourful, sassy, loud, this crass-com is a treat for any young girl.
Girlboss is SOPHIA AMORUSO’s true story. This 23 years old protagonist is out in the big world to make a place but on her own terms. She is blue eyed, fair skinned, pretty looking girl with a boho style of dressing. Sophia, much to her age is careless, uses cuss words, screams on top of her lungs, loves alochol, cannot follow rules; basically she is a mess.
She works at a shoe store but soon gets fired for her misadventures at work. She is never on time, annoyingly eats her colleague’s lunch (burrito), attends personal calls when customers walks in, surfs internet for personal use (despite being told not to…) and does a lot more to disregard company policies. Eventually she is chucked out and as she storms out of the store, on her way she stops by at this consignment store. This store is somewhat like a warehouse that is bombarded with clothes, mostly export surplus. This is where she find the life-changing vintage biker jacket. Obviously not a great shoe seller, we definitely know by now that Sophia has a deep interest for clothes, vintage mostly. She buys the $900 jacket at $200 and proves that she does have a business sense. Finding herself out of money, unable to pay rent, she has no choice but to find a way to earn a quick buck. She decides to sell the jacket, but true to her style, only after making some twists to the design. Sophia jumps onto her beg and switches her laptop one (an old model of APPLE system, remember the turquoise one!). Logs in on eBay and puts up a picture of herself wearing the jacket.The auction begins at $15 dollars but as time passes the digits next to that dollar sign begin to multiply. TADA…. this is where her journey begins and NASTY GIRL (name of her company/brand) is born.
What I love about the show?
It is real in a lot of ways, and somehow I could personally relate to it. Come one, lets admit it, we all were a little like her when we were 23. Looking at her short stint at the shoe store, it reminded me of my work-life, at least initially. First five years are usually confusing. You constantly keep questioning yourself. Is this the right job? Is this the right place for me? Should I be doing this or is there something better out there, waiting for me? Unless you are lucky enough to land your dream job right away, you keep thinking about Plan B. Sophia is no different. Her heart was clearly not in the shoe store but elsewhere. And when she finds that jacket, she is extremely happy. It becomes her priced possession. And then eBay happens.
Will I watch Season 2?
Yeah, most definitely. Season 1 introduces you to Sophia, her best friend – Annie, boyfriend – Shane, family – judgmental dad who is separated from her lousy mother, and most importantly her PASSION for clothes. Since it released in April’17, I am not sure when the second season is slated for.
I had a fun time watching this and took me like two days to finish watching the entire season. Looking forward to the next one.