By Jamie Black, Section Editor
The Bold Type officially premiered July 11 on Freeform, opening with three strong women arriving to their workplace, Scarlett magazine, the show’s take on Cosmopolitan magazine.
The show follows Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy), Jane Sloane (Katie Stevens) and Kat Edison (Aisha Dee), who are led by the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jacqueline Carlyle played by Melora Hardin.
The show features several characters that are members of the LGBTQ community and people of color. Carlyle fights the trope of being a rude, high-strung female boss and instead is compassionate toward her employees and supports them in all their endeavors, whether they succeed or not.
Edison, the main character, is a woman of color who starts to question her sexuality after meeting Adena El Amin (Nikohl Boosheri), an openly lesbian Muslim.
Besides intricate characters, the show explores the connection between sexuality and identity, positive and healthy intimate adult relationships, jobs and money issues, Islamophobia, intersectional feminism, rape and misogyny.
The show tackles these heavy topics with a grace that is both hilarious and tear-jerking simultaneously. The forward-thinking of this show is a breath of fresh air in the tumultuous environment we are in.
Various themes aside, the most important thing about the show is Kat, Jane, and Sutton’s friendship. Their friendship is unconditionally supporting, no matter what arguments they get themselves into. The friendship they have is an ideal example for any relationship.
After watching the whole season of The Bold Type and experiencing the beauty that the show is, whether it be the representation of all groups of people or themes that are relatable, I highly recommend this show to everyone and seriously hopes it gets a second season.
Posted: September 26