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‘Girlboss’: Netflix Cancellation Spree Continues With Britt Robertson-Starring Comedy

Netflix has fired “Girlboss,” Variety reports.

The cancellation was announced on Instagram stories by Sophie Amoruso, the founder of Nasty Gal and whose story inspired the series.

“So that Netflix series about my life got canceled,” she wrote. “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.”

Read More: ‘Girlboss’ Review: Britt Robertson Can’t Save This Frustratingly Stagnant Tale of 20something
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Newswire: Katie Aselton to star in horror-comedy that’s “a softcore version of Pleasantville”

The League and Legion’s Katie Aselton is among those set to star in a movie described as a “basically like a softcore version of Pleasantville,” according to Variety. To clarify: This is a wacky-sounding, high concept project called Deep Murder, about denizens of the porn world who start to develop beyond their stereotypes once a serial killer is in their midst. So essentially, the murderer takes on Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire’s job in the aforementioned Gary Ross picture. In addition to Aselton, the film is also set to feature reliable character actor Christopher McDonald; Johnny Simmons of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World; Stephanie Drake, otherwise known as Mad Men secretary Meredith; and two of its own writers, Josh Margolin and Quinn Beswick.

Margolin and Beswick are responsible for the screenplay, along with Nikolai Von Keller and Benjamin Smolen, while Nick Corirossi, who has worked for Funny Or
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Christopher McDonald, Katie Aselton Duplass, Johnny Simmons Star in Horror Comedy ‘Deep Murder’ (Exclusive)

Christopher McDonald, Katie Aselton Duplass, Johnny Simmons Star in Horror Comedy ‘Deep Murder’ (Exclusive)
Christopher McDonald, Katie Aselton Duplass, Johnny Simmons and Stephanie Drake will star in “Deep Murder,” Variety has learned.

The horror comedy is set inside the world of soft core pornography. It follows a group of adult film stars and filmmakers who start getting picked off by a killer. According to the logline the characters originally come off as sex-obsessed archetypes but begin to evolve from cliches into real people as they are forced to figure out how to survive.

McDonald is best known for playing Shooter McGavin in “Happy Gilmore.” He’s had a string of memorable character roles in such films as “Thelma & Louise” as Geena Davis’ caddish husband and most recently appeared on HBO’s “Ballers.” Aselton Duplass wrote and starred in “The Freebie” and appeared in FX’s “The League.” She most recently appeared in the comic book drama “Legion,” another FX series that scored strong reviews in its inaugural season.
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Girlboss: What a Second Season of the Netflix Series Could Look Like

Girlboss just premiered its first season on April 21st, but what about season two? Recently, showrunner Kay Cannon spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Netflix TV show.Based on the memoir by Sophia Amoruso, the comedy stars Britt Robertson as Sophia, a broke young woman who begins selling vintage clothes online. The cast also includes Dean Norris, Ellie Reed, and Johnny Simmons, and Alphonso McAuley.Read More…
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Girlboss Premiere Recap: Will You Stick With This Nasty Gal?—Grade It!

Girlboss Premiere Recap: Will You Stick With This Nasty Gal?—Grade It!
How does a young woman who believes that “adulthood is where dreams go to die” become a self-made millionaire?

Netflix’s new series, Girlboss, adapted from the #Girlboss biography of Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, stars Britt Robertson as the free-spirited, fashion-forward, rug-stealing protagonist. The 13-episode series from Kay Cannon (30 Rock, Pitch Perfect) follows Sophia’s journey from eBay entrepreneur to professional fashionista. Netflix released Girlboss‘ first season in its entirety Friday; read on as we recap the premiere.

In the first few moments we are introduced to Sophia, whose story starts in 2006 San Francisco, a city of picturesque trolleys and storefronts.
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Girlboss

Network: NetflixEpisodes: Ongoing (half-hour)Seasons: OngoingTV show dates: April 21, 2017 — presentSeries status: Has not been cancelledPerformers include: Britt Robertson, Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley, Johnny Simmons, Amanda Rea, Melissa Macedo, Michelle Macedo, Kimmy Shields, Norm MacDonald, Dean Norris, and Richard Wharton.TV show description:Inspired by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso's autobiography, #Girlboss, the Girlboss TV show follows Sophia (Robertson). By the time she was 28 years old, Amoruso was the head of a multi-million dollar brand. This successful young woman got her humble start auctioning off vintage clothing on eBay,The comedy series kicks off in 2006 San Francisco. Sophia is a rebel and an anarchist. She is also the personification of the Peter Pan complex.Although undisciplined, foul-mouth and self-absorbed, she does have
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‘Fargo’ and ‘Veep’ are Back, Plus More TV You Must See This Week

Ewan McGregor in ‘Fargo

Two of the best series on television return this week as HBO brings back Veep and FX debuts another season of Fargo. Additionally, there are anticipated fiction and nonfiction shows as well as a new HBO biopic we’re excited about, at the same time we’re set to say goodbye to other favorites, either for the year or forever. To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 16–22:

(All listed times are Eastern)

SUNDAYVeep (HBO, 10:30pm)

This show is back for the first time since the election, and fans are surely wondering how the political humor will reflect the new administration. Probably not at all, considering it was never a reaction to current events before. Instead, the focus on the first episode of season six, “Omaha
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Girlboss Review: Britt Robertson Shines in Netflix Series

Movies may not have found the strength of women in motion pictures yet, but television has realized their full potential.

Everywhere you look lately, there is another television show proving talented women can easily carry a series on their firm shoulders, and Girlboss is no different.

Girlboss is a series loosely (don't lose the word loosely) inspired by a book about a woman, written by a woman, starring women, and at least half produced and directed by women. And it's awesome.

I haven't read the book on which it's based, but as the opening credits will tell you, it's a very loose adaptation of New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. In fact, it's more of an inspiration than an adaptation.

The series itself was created by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner and wrote 9 of the 13 episodes.
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Funny First Trailer For the Netflix Original Series Girlboss

Here's a trailer that I did not think I would be recommending to you. While Girlboss lacks the typical geeky, actiony, dude vibe we throw out here (minus the Disney stuff), it looks pretty damn good! Here's a description:

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single) and Sophia Amoruso will also serve as executive producers. Ditter also directs all 13-half hour episodes. Girlboss stars Britt Robertson (Sophia), Ellie Reed (Annie), Alphonso McAuley (Dax
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Girlboss (Nsfw) Trailer: Welcome to Adulthood Mother F&$@*%$

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal.

The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal.

The trailer is as nasty as a girl can be, with swearing from Sophia and pretty much everyone around her.

It looks like it will be a lot of fun getting to know this young lady ah, nasty gal.

And lest you think your time to create a fortune on Ebay has passed, with so many people moving toward everyday processed goods for the ease of their markets on the Bay, there are fortunes to be had in all kinds of exciting places on Ebay.

Maybe you'll be the next Girlboss or Boyboss if you just give it a try!

Your
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‘Girlboss’ Trailer: A Nasty Gal Learns That Online Retail Can Be a Bitch in New Netflix Series

‘Girlboss’ Trailer: A Nasty Gal Learns That Online Retail Can Be a Bitch in New Netflix Series
The world of online retail can be a bitch, but it takes one to know one. In Netflix’s new series “Girlboss,” one young woman is going to find out what it takes to go into e-commerce for herself.

Inspired by the best-selling book “#Girlboss” by Sophia Amoruso, the series tells her story of starting out by dipping her toes in the eBay pond by clothes-flipping her vintage finds at local thrift stores. The first scene in the trailer below riffs off of a real-life event in which Amoruso bought a vintage Chanel jacket for $8 and sold it for $1,000.

Read More: ‘Girlboss’: First Look at Netflix Comedy Sends Britt Robertson Walking

It’s not clear how much the series will follow Amoruso’s entrepreneurial trajectory, but there’s plenty to mine from her experiences. After some highs and lows, Amoruso launched her own fashion brand, Nasty Gal, which became a popular and fast-growing retailer.
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Girlboss Introduces Britt Robertson's Fashionista-in-Training: Watch Trailer

Girlboss Introduces Britt Robertson's Fashionista-in-Training: Watch Trailer
“Go ahead, underestimate me,” Britt Robertson’s Sophia growls in the new trailer for Netflix’s Girlboss, “I’ve got it all figured out.”

Yeah, we kinda doubt that, based on what we see in the Netflix series’ new trailer, which was released Monday. But she’s certainly on her way.

Let's do this. @Netflix Original Series #Girlboss arrives April 21. pic.twitter.com/0sWKsIB5Eb

Girlboss (@girlbossnetflix) April 3, 2017

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The upcoming dramedy, which launches April 21, follows Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso, who turned her travails
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Netflix announces premiere date for Girlboss starring Britt Robertson

Netflix has released an announcement date teaser for its upcoming comedy series Girlboss, which is set to hit the streaming service on April 21st.. Based on Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso’s New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss, the series is directed by Christian Ditter and stars Britt Robertson as Sophia alongside Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley, Johnny Simmons and Dean Norris; take a look below after the official synopsis…

Girlboss is inspired by the New York Times best-selling book #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder of the fashion brand Nasty Gal. The series centers on Sophia (Britt Robertson), who began selling vintage clothes on eBay and, by the age of 28, had built the multi-million dollar fashion empire, Nasty Gal. Girlboss is created by and executive produced by Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect 1& 2, 30 Rock), who also serves as showrunner. Charlize Theron (Monster, Young Adult) and Laverne McKinnon, of Denver & Delilah, Christian Ditter (How to Be Single
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Girlboss: Netflix Sets April Premiere for New Comedy Series

There's a new boss in town. Today, Netflix announced their new series Girlboss will debut in April.Based on Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling autobiography, the show follows Sophia (Britt Robertson), “a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman.” The cast also includes Dean Norris, Ellie Reed, and Johnny Simmons, and Alphonso McAuley.Read More…
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‘Girlboss’: First Look at Netflix Comedy Sends Britt Robertson Walking, Sets Release Date

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‘Girlboss’: First Look at Netflix Comedy Sends Britt Robertson Walking, Sets Release Date
Nasty Gal fans, get ready. “Girlboss,” Netflix’s upcoming series adaptation of Sophia Amoruso’s autobiography, has a premiere date. The first season of the series will premiere on the streaming service April 21, 2017.

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The series, shot in San Francisco, begins in 2006 with 23-year-old Sophia trying to get her life together — and not always succeeding. However, her fashion know-how might be what saves her, and transforms her into the titular girlboss. Created by Kay Cannon, the writer behind a capella favorite “Pitch Perfect,” the cast includes Johnny Simmons, Ellie Reed, Alphonso McAuley and “Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris in a recurring role.

During a panel presented by Netflix in New York, Cannon described her original experience pitching the show to broadcast networks, which didn’t go well: “I went 0-4, probably for a lot of reasons, but at the time there really
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Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Britt Robertson’s ‘Girlboss’ (Video)

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Netflix Sets Premiere Date for Britt Robertson’s ‘Girlboss’ (Video)
Netflix has set an April 21 premiere date and released the first teaser for the upcoming series “Girlboss,” starring Britt Robertson. Based on the book by “Nasty Gal” founder Sophia Amoruso, the series sees Robertson as Sophia, a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. According to the show’s official description, “she stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman. As she builds her retail fashion empire, she realizes the value and the difficulty of being the boss of her own life.” Also Read: Britt Robertson to Star in Netflix Series 'Girlboss' Ellie Reed,
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Girlboss: Netflix Dramedy Series Coming in April

Netflix is getting bossy. Recently, the network announced their new TV series Girlboss will debut in April.Based on Sophia Amoruso's best-selling autobiography, the show follows Sophia (Britt Robertson), "a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up. She stumbles upon her passion of selling vintage clothes online and becomes an unlikely businesswoman.” The cast also includes Dean Norris, Ellie Reed, and Johnny Simmons, and Alphonso McAuley.Read More…
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‘Dreamland’ Exclusive Featurette: Go Behind the Scenes of Robert Schwartzman’s Directorial Debut

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‘Dreamland’ Exclusive Featurette: Go Behind the Scenes of Robert Schwartzman’s Directorial Debut
Though Robert Schwartzman is arguably best known for being the lead vocalist in the rock band Rooney, he’s recently made his directorial debut with the comedy-drama “Dreamland,” which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this past April. The film follows Monty Fagan (Johnny Simmons), a down-on-his luck musician who lives in his girlfriend’s mother’s house and listlessly plays piano in a swanky hotel bar. Monty soon begins an affair with Olivia (Amy Landecker), a wealthy older woman looking for a little excitement, but eventually Monty begins to lose his sense of self amidst the romance. It boasts an all-star supporting cast, including Jason Schwartzman (“Rushmore”), Noël Wells (“Master of None”), Alan Ruck (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”), Beverly D’Angelo (“Coal Miner’s Daughter”), Talia Shire (“Rocky”) and more. Watch an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette below that delves into the making of the film.

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Robert Schwartzman Comes Into His Own As A Filmmaker With Great Indie Debut ‘Dreamland’ — IndieWire On Demand

Robert Schwartzman Comes Into His Own As A Filmmaker With Great Indie Debut ‘Dreamland’ — IndieWire On Demand
Making your directorial debut is never easy, but there’s got to be even more pressure involved when you’re Robert Schwartzman. Best known as the as the lead vocalist of the pop-rock band Rooney, Schwartzman’s ties to the film world run deep: His uncle is Francis Ford Coppola, his brother is Jason Schwartzman and his cousins are Nicolas Cage, Sofia Coppola and Gia Coppola. Talk about a major shadow to step out of. Fortunately, Robert does so with “Dreamland,” a charming and inventive musical riff on the Mrs. Robinson story.

Read More: Why Robert Schwartzman’s Directorial Debut ‘Dreamland’ Was Inspired By Sex Comedies, Not ‘The Godfather

Johnny Simmons stars as Monty, a struggling musician in a dead-end relationship with his girlfriend. He dreams of opening a piano bar but doesn’t have the money, so he gets a job playing in a swanky hotel bar. There, he meets Olivia (Amy Landecker,
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Jason Schwartzman Gives Advice to Johnny Simmons in First Trailer for ‘Dreamland’

It seems like there will be no shortage of Los Angeles-set features about musicians trying to follow their dreams this fall. Before La La Land arrives in December, we have Dreamland, another independent drama that seems a touch less romantic. Directed by Robert Schwartzman, it follows Johnny Simmons as a down-and-out pianist trying to make it work in the City of Angels.

Ahead of a release next week, the first trailer has now arrived for the film that premiered earlier this year at Tribeca. We’ve been impressed by Simmons in Scott Pilgrim, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 21 Jump Street, and even Whiplash (the short), so hopefully a leading role suits him well here. Check out the trailer and soundtrack preview below for the film also starring Amy Landecker, Jason Schwartzman, Frankie Shaw, Noël Wells, Beverly D’Angelo, and Talia Shire.

Los Angeles musician Monty Fagan is going through a rough patch.
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