|Kill me now - the clothes!!!|
My gosh I have a lot of feelings about this show. Inspired by the experience and book of the same name by Sophia Marlowe, Girlboss depicts the early development of the Nasty Gal online store and the start of Sophia's girlboss philosophy.
The writing is great, pacing strong, dialogue glorious and the relationship between Sophia and Annie is beautiful, but - and there is always a but - Sophia is a dick. I used to have a friend like that. We are no longer friends for a reason. The sense of fucking privilege is just ridiculous. This is a chick who travels cross country and demands that a buyer give her back the first jacket she sold cause she thinks selling it was bad luck. She expects her friend to dedicate all her free time to helping her business, but when said friend asks to be paid for her work, loses her shit. She is utterly consumed with what other people and circumstances can offer her, with no thought to what she has to offer them (or if they want it). Sophia is not only tonedeaf to the world around her, she's mean. But in between the complete self-absorption are bouts of awareness and surprising sensitivity, enough to keep you invested and enough to feel for her when the inevitable wheels come off. She's a terrible businesswoman and the fact that the real Sophia managed to create an empire is genuinely surprising. That the business went into bankruptcy is not.