In the midst of Nasty Gal’s continued problems, including a recent layoff of 19 employees, Netflix announced that it was adapting founder Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling book, #Girlboss, into a television show.
Amoruso’s memoir, released in 2014, is both her rags to riches story as well as a rough outline of her personal and business philosophies; a kind of better-dressed update of the traditional CEO narrative. It includes nouveau feminist wisdom like “be a nice person at work” and “failure is invention.”
Netflix, apparently, thinks it’s the stuff of a comedy series.
Variety reports that Netflix has ordered Amoruso’s autobiography as a comedy that will focus on her early days dumpster diving in Los Angeles to her successful business ventures, first as a vintage clothes seller on Ebay, to her founding of Nasty Gal.
The show will be produced by Charlize Theron and Kay Cannon will be the showrunner. Cannon is best known for writing the Pitch Perfect franchise and was also a writer for 30 Rock. At any rate, it could be interesting, particularly if they include any of Anna’s reporting on Nasty Gal’s dysfunctional corporate culture.
Image via Getty.