“Girl Boss” is a loss


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Founder of the fashion dysnasty known as Nasty Gal, Sophia Amoruso, recounts her rags to riches story in her book, “Girl Boss” is a semi autobiographical/ self-help guide to slaying the enigmatic game of adulthood.

Due to Girl Boss’s” widespread success, Amoruso felt it appropriate to produce a Netflix series based off of her story. The wait was long and the debut was well-anticipated…and wow did it fall flat on its face.

First off, Amoruso definitely makes enough bank at this point to afford decent actors. The characters were impossible to believe thanks to their over-the-top personalities and endlessly flamboyant facial expressions. While Amoruso’s character is meant to be rebellious, her desperate portrayal of a young, naïve hooligan left me cringing.

Aside from poor acting, the writing was cliché. The sex jokes were tasteless (come on) and a lot of those “funny” moments were left to Amoruso’s character barely treading water in her life of privilege.

Another thing—the series is shot in San Francisco, a city best known for its diversity. From the few episodes I saw San Francisco was, unrealistically, the land of white people. But don’t worry—they threw the token gay, black man into the mix to suffice for a story exclusive of minorities.

Overall “Girl Boss” was a disappointment considering Amoruso’s story is one worth sharing. It’s so clear to see that this series is not real. Everything in it is so unbelievable and would probably be better fit to air on Disney Channel.

One star (because the male actors are hot)

Anisha Brady can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_arts on Twitter.