Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to binge watch the bitchin’ new Netflix series Girlboss and if not, what are you waiting for? Get on it! Created by the aca-awesome writer who also brought us the Pitch Pefect movies, Kay Cannon, Girlboss is a fun, fearless series that combines great writing, great acting and great music. As the series states, Girlboss is “based loosely ‘very loose’ on the life of Sophia Amoruso” creator of Nasty Gal and author of the book Girlboss.
What is a Girlboss? Sophia says “a Girlboss is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.” In her book, Sophia tells the story of how she grew up feeling like a misfit, not being able to find her place in the traditional world of school and jobs. So instead, she created her own path and a vintage fashion world all her own. It is a vulnerable and honest tale about her experiences and offers encouragement to other girls out there to become Girlbosses. She kicks off the intro of the book with three pieces of advice: “Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t ever let the Man get to you.”
The Netflix series brings Sophia’s story to life. Britt Robertson from The Longest Ride (we’re still jealous she got to share the screen with Scott Eastwood) plays bold, determined Sophia and she’s joined by Ellie Reed who plays her lovable best friend Annie-the girl every girl wants as their bestie. Annie is clever, loyal and very fun to watch on an acid trip. You can’t help but fall in love with her.
We got the chance to sit down with Ellie and talk about her experience on the show. We were also joined by Michelle and Melissa Macedo, who play in the band on the series with co-star Johnny Simmons. The twins have their own band in real life Macedo and just put out a new single called Ghost Town. You’re definitely going to want to add their powerful, haunting, strong sound to your Spotify playlist. Check out our fun and “nasty” first episode of TomGirl featuring these incredible Girlbosses. Love you in case I die!