By now, you should be well aware that Sophia Amoruso's best-selling autobiography Girlboss is making its way to Netflix this April. The series, which details Amoruso's rise to success as the CEO of the clothing company Nasty Gal, stars Britt Robertson in the titular role of girlboss. It's a rags-to-riches tale — the book is somewhat famous for featuring Amoruso's time dumpster-diving in her early 20s, before the riches set in. Rest assured, the Netflix series will also get in on the dumpster fun.
Series creator Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect) claims that her interest in the story is partially driven by her attraction to the female narrative. This is a tale about a messy woman with a messy life who manages to figure it all out.
"I happened to watch all of the Oscars screeners," Cannon says of her decision to produce the series. "And they were all stories that were driven by men. And flawed men. And that's great — but I was just starving to see a story...that applies to not a woman and who she's married to, but tells a story of a business."
Indeed, this tale is one of women-driven industry, and a story of twentysomething discovery along the lines of HBO's Girls or Insecure. In February, Netflix debuted a teaser that amounted to little more than Robertson dancing in a pair of rad, wide-leg jeans. Today, we get a whole new trailer. In it, Robertson's Sophia (who claims a different last name in the series) buys a vintage jacket, pushes a car up a hill, and has more than a few youth-induced breakdowns. Watch, enjoy, and prepare yourself for the full series, which debuts on Netflix April 21.