Netflix has commissioned a series based on Sophia Amoruso's 2014 memoir 'Girlboss'.
Like the book, the series tells the story of Amoruso's rise and fall as a businessperson. Aged just 22, Amoruso started an eBay shop selling vintage clothes. The rebellious and dysfunctional youngster struck it big, and proceeded to build a brand. And that was when the problems started.
The series stars Britt Robertson ('Tomorrowland') as a fictionalised version of Amoruso. According to the producers, the series will offer viewers a chance to embrace a flawed woman in all her complexity.
Showrunner Kay Cannon ('Pitch Perfect 2') said she was eager to tell a story from a woman's point of view.
"It felt like every story was about a flawed man, which is totally fine. But I was really starving to create a story about a woman," she told a recent panel in New York.
Charlize Theron will act as executive producer. She said: "I built a whole career on flawed and f*cked-up characters. I have a love affair with that stuff."
It seems both have met with plenty of resistance in getting the show made. Networks wanted a likeable female lead, and wondered whether viewers would relate to someone as "abrasive" as Sophia. They were even cautious about using the word 'girl' in the title.
This is just the latest in Netflix's canon of upcoming original shows. Others include 'Stranger Things' series two and 'Castlevania'.
Source: The Verge