I discovered Girlboss like I do every other show. I sift through a bunch of series on TV-links, read the description and see if I vibe with the show if I like the poster, first episode, and summary. Girlboss was calling to me.
I have to say though that the first episode wasn't all that. It was clear to me that she's an asshole but I kind of liked it. Initially, we had a love and hate thing between us. Yet, our love grew into something special with each episode. The only question I have though is... how did she get away with so much of the stuff she did?
I think Sophia Marlowe, the main character of this animated series, is so entertainingly annoying. It's so funny how she's able to get away with so much and though she is completely unrelatable in most respects, I like that she has ups and down. Her lows make her more down to earth. Her highs and her absolutely absorbed and incredulous moments are something else. It reminds me how privileged she is, maybe because she's white? Who knows.
At the beginning of each episode, there's a disclaimer that warns viewers that much of what is shown is fake.. I mean loose.. very loosely based on true events in Sophia Amuroso's life. She's the rebel who created the successful clothing brand Nasty Gal from on online retail store on eBay to the million dollar business it is now. She's the brain behind Girlboss, a book she wrote about her life, of which the show is based.
But if the show is so loose, does that mean fake? For instance, the actual Sophia is very close to her mom but in the show, not so much.
It makes me wonder about if the real Sophia is anything like the character. In the show, Sophia is nutty, sassy, loudmouthted, rude, selfish, but oh so very entertaining. She's so ridiculously roudy, I feel like the real Sophia couldn't possibly be this rough/raw. I mean who could? Anyone with this personality probably finds it hard to getting along with others and ultimately function in society, just like my Sophia in the show. Her plight is often unfortunate but usually self inflicted, and often teaches you about how hard life can get when you close your world to others and hold people at arms length. Girlboss teaches viewers that whilst gaining momentum to reach the top, don't forget the people who helped you to get there because things can get really rough if you ever fall and no one is there to catch you.
The show is straight motivational for someone like me. I have big dreams for this blog and sometimes my motivation falters when I keep trying and I don't see results.
However, it's so great seeing how she grew and pushed through her doubts, and negative thoughts. Essentially, the saying: 'if you can do, it I can do it too,' applies very heavily here. You will understand what I mean once you see the spectacle that is Sophia. So I would say this is a show for young entrepreneurs who just need a little laugh and reminder that the big guys struggled too.
I definitely recommend the show to anyone looking for a distraction from their budding business and a reminder that everybody at the top had to work hard and persevere to get there.
I'm curious to know what you think of the show. Comment below! Don't be stingy with your thoughts!