Netflix's 'Girlboss' Has Been Canceled, and It Just Doesn't Feel Right

The series was based on Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, who announced its cancellation on Saturday.

Netflix's 'Girlboss' Just Got Canceled, and No One Understands Why

Being female in 2017 can be a challenge. Despite being more educated than men for the first time in history, female CEOs continue to be few and far between. So when Netflix chooses to cancel a popular series celebrating one female CEO's success after just one season, it doesn't feel right.

On Saturday, Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, whose life the show "loosely retold," announced Girlboss had been fired. It was apparent that she was not pleased.

"So that Netflix series about my life got canceled," Amoruso wrote on Instagram. "While I'm proud of the work we did, I'm looking forward to controlling my narrative from here on out. It was a good show, and I was privileged to work with incredible talent, but living my life as a caricature was hard even if only for two months."

The 33-year-old, who sold Nasty Gal to UK e-retailer Boohoo in April, went on to address how she was portrayed by Netflix.

"Yes, I can be difficult," she admitted. "No, I'm not a dick. No, someone named Shane never cheated on me. It will be nice to someday tell the story of what's happened in the last few years. Ppl read the headline, not the correction, I've learned."


Amoruso isn't known for tact, but she is widely acknowledged for turning a eBay store into one of the early web's most profitable vintage apparel sites. Her own taste, intuition, and determination led to her accomplishments despite the many factors holding her back.

To be sure, Girlboss could have been canceled for 100 reasons the public might never discover. Unfavorable details on the show's performance may have been shielded by the fact that it was a very hot topic at the time of its release, rated 7.2/10 by viewers on IMDb.

Still, we're struggling to understand why one of the streaming service's most empowering original series has been silenced so suddenly, with so little explanation. And if Twitter is any indication, we're not the only ones.

As Variety points out, Girlboss didn't have the warmest reception from critics, and from a viewer's perspective, it seems you either love the show or hate it. Still, it was a tale not often told. Whether you vibed with its abrasive protagonist or not, you couldn't help but respect her hustle and authenticity. There was more to her story, and we're sad to see it cut short.

In the words of Sophia...

Netflix's 'Girlboss' Has Been Canceled, and It Just Doesn't Feel Right

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