Review: Netflix's TV Adaptation of Sophia Amoruso's #GIRLBOSS


GIRLBOSS - © Netflix

Prolly every amazing, confident and empowered lady has read Nasty Gal founder, Sophia Amoruso's autobiography called #GIRLBOSS. It's a big deal simply because of how big Nasty Gal was back then. This year, Netflix has finally released their TV adaptation of the said book. This post is a quick review of the show, from someone who has read the book.

Disclaimer: Spoilers ahead.

UPDATED 06/25/2017: In case you missed it, Girlboss was cancelled by Netflix. Season 2 is not happening, ladies.


Having read the book, I was patiently awaiting for the TV adaptation, ever since Netfilx announced that they picked it. I love the book, so I was thinking that I would love the show even more, especially since they cast Brit Robertson.

I mean, #GIRLBOSS and Nasty Gal has a cult following. They even launched a MAC Cosmetics limited edition collection!


To add to that, Netflix has several successful shows like Riverdale (read my review here!) and Thirteen Reasons Why, the standards are definitely high on this one.


By the way, this is set in 2006 at San Francisco, California. If you have read the book, good for you. If not, girl, get moving and start reading. Stat.


So, here's my two cents worth.

1. Cinematography - 5 out of 5

Can I just say, I love how certain scenes are framed in a way that it's visually pleasing? They were able to show how San Francisco was and looks like, back in 2006 with the places, the colors/filters and through fashion! I'm a fan of vintage (in general), so I was really pleased in terms of cinematography.







 


 

2. The actress - 3 out of 5

I love Britt Robertson! She starred in Tomorrowland with George Clooney, The Longest Ride with Scott Eastwood, and recently, with K.J. Apa for A Dog's Purpose. She did well in all those mentioned, but somehow I think she sometimes hit and sometimes missed some parts in this show. Not sure if it's her acting or the real Sophia herself who's annoyingly over-acting...



3. Fashion - 4 out of 5

Fashion is the crucial part of this show, since Sophia Amoruso's business "Nasty Gal" is about re-selling vintage pieces. Thankfully, I think they did justice to Sophia's style in the adaptation. I gave 4, because I think they could've done the best. The early 2000s' trend was over the top, so I expected more from this aspect.

Anyway, let's see:
     🗹 High waist bikini
     🗹 Denim
     🗹 Bomber jacket
     🗹 Leather jacket
     🗹 Layers
     🗹 Turtleneck
     🗹 Large a.k.a. 'Statement' accessories
     🗹🗹🗹 Gucci loose sweatshirt

































Bonus: Hipster outfit for the throwback scenes




4. Music - 4 out of 5

The music is good, it was my playlist for a week!! Take a good listen via their official Spotify playlist:


5. Adaptation - 2 out of 5

Well, bummers. I really thought this is a good watch. Turns out, I wasted a good amount of time for watching this. Most parts were really dragging, to the point that I watched it while doing something. I watched it until the end anyway, because I've started it and I was still giving this a chance until the end. In fact, I actually felt for Sophia when her douche of a boyfriend cheated on him, but it still did not do it for me... I think what went wrong with this one was that expectations were high, but these were not met. Also, I really think Britt Robertson could have done better.




Some parts I loved:


Her friendship with Nathan and his cool mom, and of course, when she finally made it!


This scene.

 
Sophia and Annie's petty fight. I mean, that's how real friendship works. It is always about the small things.

The verdict: 3.6 out of 5

Don't get me wrong. I still love Netflix, Sophia Amoruso, #Girlboss (book) and Britt Robertson. Just not this show. I would probably recommend it to someone who is a die hard fan of Sophia Amoruso, the book and/or Nasty Gal clothing, or maybe someone who is in dire need of something to watch.

 

Meanwhile, there are rumors going around for the season 2 of Girlboss. If you ask me, I'd say, I will still give it a chance. But not as generous as when I forced myself to finish the remaining episodes!

That's it. Did you watch Girlboss too? What do you think?

Credits to Netflix and all its appropriate owners. All photos posted here are not my property.

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