An extract on #girlboss
Britt Robertson as Sophia Marlowe
Ellie Reed as Annie, Sophia's best friend.
Johnny Simmons as Shane, Sophia's love-interest.
Alphonso McAuley as Dax, a bartender studying business and Annie's boyfriend.
Dean Norris as Jay Marlowe, Sophia's father
Norm Macdonald as Rick, Sophia's best and last boss.
RuPaul Charles as Lionel, Sophia's neighbor
Jim Rash as Mobias, the owner of a consignment shop
Louise Fletcher as Rosie, a bitter old lady
Melanie Lynskey as Gail, the owner of Rememberences and a vintage clothing seller.
Macedo (Michelle and Melissa) as members of Shane's band.
The show is based on Sophia Amoruso's autobiography #Girlboss, which tells the story of how Amoruso started the company Nasty Gal while working as a campus safety host for San Francisco's Academy of Art University.
In February 2016, it was announced that Netflix had ordered a series based on Amoruso's autobiography #Girlboss. It was announced that the first season had gotten an order of 13 episodes. In June 2016, Britt Robertson joined the cast of the series. That same month, Johnny Simmons, Alphonso McAuley and Ellie Reed joined the cast. In July 2016, Dean Norris joined the cast in a recurring role.
Principal photography took place in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the first season a 32% rating based on 25 reviews and an average rating of 5.94/10. Metacritic gives the series a score of 53 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews."
Some critics criticized the main character's unlikeability, but praised Robertson's portrayal.
Critics were divided as to whether the show presented a feminist message. Jennifer Wright from New York Post called the show a "feminist fraud" because of Sophia's selfishness. However, Amy Otto from The Federalist praised it as a story of empowerment in the way Sophia creates her own brand based on her vision.