Your ultimate guide to The Bold Type, the buzz-show of 2019

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A bunch of girls navigating their way through life and love in the Big Apple – The Bold Type was bound to be compared to Sex and the City when it first hit screens in 2017.

And while there’s plenty of female bonding and empowering “You go, girl!” moments, this show goes where Carrie and her mates didn’t – because much of the drama is so 2019.

The Bold Type is your next binge-worthy obsession. (Image: Freeform)

Taking cues from the career of ex Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, The Bold Type centres on three millennial BFFs – Kat Edison (Aisha Dee), Sutton Brady (Meghann Fahy) and Jane Sloan (Katie Stevens).

The loveable trio work at fictional fashion magazine Scarlet, headed up by Jacqueline Carlyle (Melora Hardin) – the kinder, more supportive version of Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada.

Beyond the fancy clothes and sky-high stilettos, the girls tackle declining subscription numbers, journalistic ethics and workplace politics in the digital era, where emojis carry more weight than words and social media can make or break you.

Add to that a very healthy dose of sex, self-discovery and love, and you have a sharp, witty and relevant series to binge on!

It’s a yes from us! (Image: Freeform)

Why is the Bold Type so popular?

In a sea of young-adult dramas, this one stands out because it’s a departure from what Katie, 26, calls a trashy ‘hate-watch’ like The Bachelor.

“There’s no bitch or mean girl or bully,” adds Meghann, 28.

“Every show seems to have that. Where we’re coming from, everything that happens on the show is through the lens of the friendship. Our show is really speaking about important issues that are really relevant.”

Think: internet trolling, the #MeToo movement, politics, identity, egg-freezing, unemployment, addiction, race – The Bold Type goes there.

“Our show has a really good balance of political relevance and entertainment,” says Meghann.

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“Feeling like you’re in love and that gets pulled out from underneath you. Going to your job and things don’t pan out the way you want them to. They’re relatable issues,” adds Katie.

“We tell these stories about these girls dating and about their work as realistic as possible. We’re not trying to heighten them for views.”

Stars of The Bold Type, Meghann Fahy, Katie Stevens and Aisha Dee. (Image: Getty)

What’s The Bold Type all about?

Where plenty of shows pit females against each other, this one keeps it real. The show’s tagline in point: “I’m not a boss bitch, I’m a boss, bitch.”

Can we get an amen?!

“I came into the audition process with a bit of scepticism,” admits Aisha, 25.

“I was like, “Uh, this isn’t going to be real feminism, this is going to be some commercial white version of it.

“And I was so pleasantly surprised to see so many women and men involved who wanted to change the way we did it.”

“All of our characters, even though they harbour some insecurities, they’re all pretty confident with where they’re at,” says Katie.

“It’s great for young girls to see girls uplifting each other, rather than tearing each other down.”

Yaaas, that’s what we’re talkin’ ’bout!

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