When will the bloodshed end? Yet another Netflix show has been axed. “Girlboss,” centered on the story of Nasty Gal’s founder Sophia Amoruso, has been cancelled after only 1 season. The show is the 3rd Netflix show to be cut in as many months, following the cancellations of critically acclaimed shows “The Get Down” and “Sense8.”
“Girlboss” is based on Amoruso’s book “#Girlboss,” and wasn’t exactly critically acclaimed. The show earned a 32% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and AwardsCircuit.com’s own Alan French gave it a so-so review of 3 stars. “Girlboss” was created by showrunner and executive producer Kay Cannon, who also wrote “Pitch Perfect.” The show was also executive produced by Charlize Theron and Laverne McKinnon via their production company Denver & Delilah. The show did feature some famous faces, including RuPaul Charles as main character Sophia’s neighbor, Lionel. Academy Award winning screenwriter and actor Jim Rash also appeared as Sophia’s “local connection” at a vintage shop. Read more about it in French’s review, linked above.
According to Variety, Amoruso took to Instagram to comment on the sad news in a series of Instagram stories. Amoruso seemed nonplussed by the cancellation, saying:
So that Netflix series about my life got canceled. 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. Yes, I can be difficult. 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.
With the recent slew of Netflix cancellations, it’s hard to know who will be given the shove-off next. Hopefully, the bleeding is staunched…for now.