Women fail, but they are fearless, too.
Based on Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography of the same name, “Girlboss” is an upcoming Netflix series that denotes women empowerment. Amoruso and actress Charlize Theron serve as the series’ executive producers.
“Society has this deeply rooted love of seeing women fail,” show creator Kay Cannon told Variety at the show’s premiere night in Hollywood, California.
“I wanted to do this story because I wanted to show that you can fail and be OK, and to show women — especially young women — that it’s okay to suck as long as you pick yourself up and start again,” she continued.
The show follows young Sophia (Britt Robertson), a rebellious woman who, in her 20s, has run out of cash. To support her needs, she begins selling used clothes on eBay. Sadly, it did not work out in the long run. She receives a number of bad feedback and eventually, the e-commerce website removed her page and account.
However, the young female entrepreneur will not give up on her dreams. She creates her own website and starts running her online business.
“We sold it pretty fast and made it pretty fast, because I feel like it’s a story that relates to a lot of people — especially women,” said the “The Fate of the Furious” star. She went on to say that she wished to have read the book when she was 19 years old and to have someone telling her that she is capable of doing anything.
Also, Theron pointed out the inequality and degradation of women compared to men. She felt that women needed to work harder than men so that they’ll be taken seriously.
“I think men get to fail, and it’s more forgiving in our society,” she explained.
However, she thinks that the society has been changing. Thus, she hopes that the new series will inspire a lot of women.
“Girlboss” will premiere on April 21 on Netflix worldwide.