TV Review: Girlboss held back by a smudged résumé

There are still many stories from the birth of the internet as we know it that have yet to play out on screen. We’ve seen The Social Network present Mark Zuckerberg as a villain in fuck-you flip-fops, and now in marches Girlboss in platform heels to tell a tale of e-commerce and feminism. Netflix’s new comedy is a messy venture about a young woman (Britt Robertson) who finds her calling by selling vintage clothes on eBay and parlays that into a lucrative business. It’s about finding your passion, following your heart, and making a shit-ton of money.

Girlboss is bizarrely hampered, in some ways, by its relationship to its source material. It’s based on #Girlboss, a memoir by Sophia Amoruso, who founded Nasty Gal, the site that is fictionalized for the purpose of streaming television. #Girlboss is alternately a self-help text that gives aspiring female entrepreneurs …

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