“Girlboss”- a modern Cinderella?

This is a brief review of the series…

…real brief.

Hello lovely humans,

Lets take a look today at the new Netflix original series, brought to us by Charlise Theron as unexpectedly as all the others, briefly based on the memoir with the same title by Sophia Amoruso, the creator of the world known “Nasty Gal”( it’s not doing that well right now but let’s not talk about that).

Check out the trailer if you haven’t seen it yet HERE!

Once again, some spoilers might and will come up, so you have been warned!

This is the story of the unexpected success that brought Sofia from eating from dumpsters to the CEO of one of the most successful businesses of that time. So you might call it a modern fairy-tale, where the Cinderella is actually saving herself and does not need no man for that. Highly entertaining for the short episode spans, hats down to Netflix once again, and also for creating a character that myself grew to love and hate at the same time. I do not know how close it is to reality, and I don’t really want to get into it, so let’s just focus on the fictional character. Also if you have time check out the soundtrack list, great covers and originals as well, mainly Crashing, it’s on my repeat for the last couple of days.

Sophia, played by Britt Robertson, at least at the beginning of the season(and for most of it to be honest), is acting, well, bratty. She is irresponsible, getting fired left and right, and repeatedly mentions that she does not want to grow up. Well, I think we all have been there. I myself, being on the edge of 23 have been in several times already on what people call Quarter life crisis, (look it up, you might have it too).

“Adulthood is where dreams go to die”, she keeps saying, however not mentioning any of her actual dreams at all. By the end Sophia does find what she is good at, and creates a successful business out of it, however going through many difficulties and actually learning something about herself, her family, friends and, well, business.

Sometimes we don’t really know what to do with our lives, we go from city to city, from job to job, without a clear plan or even the slightest idea of what to do. For Sophia, this was masked under her rebellious “I don’t care about your rules” attitude, that surprisingly actually got her somewhere. But it doesn’t really happen to anyone though. She had an outsider vision, and applied to a system(Ebay) that was running on the same rules for a while, it was a strike.

The clothes are working here as major symbols, like the vintage leather jacket that actually triggered her first sale, or the moment based on her feud with one of the true Vintage lovers on ebay, which is a lovely insight on how different people think about clothes. The memories they keep, the importance they hold for us. But not for Sophia, it took her one second to cut up the gifted dress to make it look more desirable for her customers.

It took me one night to binge the series, and it was a lovely journey, but I still have a hard time to decide if I love or hate Sophia more(the character, not the actual Sophia, I am sure she is a lovely person).

That’s all Folks, Let me know what you thought of the series if you watched them already,

Cheers and until next time,

P.S.

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