Netflix's Inspirational Women
Anyone doubting Queen Elizabeth II’s wonder woman status surely ate their words after watching the entire first season of The Crown. The show chronicles the life of the queen from her youth in the 1940s to modern times. Seeing the young queen struggle with the death of her father, King George VI, and accept responsibility as a monarch of a nation aged just 25, when his brother abdicated the throne, showed just how brave Elizabeth Alexandra Mary was (and is). Bravo!
GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE
Born into an overbearing, over-privileged existence, Loralei Gilmore leaves luxury behind as a teenager to raise her daughter, Rory, completely on her own. As a mom, she’s fiery, feisty and funny. All of the ‘fs’. She’s her daughter’s best friend and role model for very good reason. When Rory is old enough to attend school, Loralei achieves her own dream of owning a hotel by working day and night. Mom #goals, right there.
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Created by award-winning Jenji Kohan (a lady), OITNB is back in 2017. The ladies of Litchfield are about to enter their fifth and most powerful season yet. Piper and her pals are ready to fight for their rights following their mistreatment at the hands of dodgy prison officers in season four. It’s female empowerment from behind bars.
Based on Sophia Amoruso’s best-selling book, Nasty Gal, Girlboss is a tale of a rebellious young woman, deemed a misfit by her peers, who decides to make her own money by selling vintage clothing online. The whole thing is a sassy YOU GO GIRL kind of show, with the likes of Charlize Theron and Kay Cannon working as executive producers alongside Sophie Amoruso. You’ll be channelling girl boss energy in life before you know it.
Inspired by the real life story of female wrestlers in the 80s, Glow is Netflix’s newest girl-power offering. The story is based around an out-of-work actress who tries to make her wrestling dreams come true one last time. Co-created and executively produced by a team of incredibly intelligent, funny and sharp women in television, including OITNB’s Jenji Kohan and Homeland’s Liz Flahive, we’re already into it.