The Bold Type embodies the fearful yet exciting journey of being a modern, empowered woman in today's workforce. Telling honest stories of Cosmopolitan’s fierce women and their rocky careers, The Bold Type on Freeform should be every career-driven girl’s summer show.
By creating characters that are fiery, ambitious, and often painfully human, we are able to journey with the wonderful women of the fictitious Scarlet Magazine who are fighting to maintain strength in their lives and in their work. This journey is fun, surprising, and brutally honest. The Bold Type, in classic Cosmopolitan fashion, does not shy away from the juicy stuff. The show enters where no TV show has gone before, getting real about sex, vaginal health, "faking it" and more.
The pilot episode introduced us to controversial issues of race, sexuality, romance, and politics. But most importantly, it reveals the power of an independent woman when she is supported by a tribe of loyal, honest, and loving friends who help each other succeed.
Jane is the main character who was recently promoted as a writer. She is constantly second guessing herself and setting unrealistic expectations for herself. Jane’s recent heartbreak and family history unfold in the pilot, revealing her thick walls, crippling anxiety, and extreme fear of failure. She is a talented instinctual writer, and her editor knows this. As Jane’s story unfolds, we watch her learn to trust herself and step out of her own way, personally and professionally.
Kat is a Social Media Director and one of Jane’s closest friends. Kat is brutally honest, destructively impulsive, but virtually unbreakable. She knows her mind and no one can change it. She is opinionated and she fights for it. She is loud, she is proud, and her comfy-chic outfits kick ass. Unlike Jane, Kat is forced to be reminded of her inevitable fallibility throughout her journey at Scarlet, both in and out of the office.
Sutton is a fiery red head who with a lot of brains. She’s been working as a secretary for 3 years and is ready for a career in fashion. We are watching her career start to make big leaps as she proves her worth to the higher ups at the magazine and to herself. She is dating one of the older men at their publishing company, which could potentially be catastrophic in later episodes.
These three best friends are bound together by one very painful struggle: being a confident, ambitious woman in a challenging workplace. All three are mentored and guided by their mother figure and editor, Jackie, who is a model leader. She leads by listening, understanding, and calculated problem solving. She is the powerhouse of feminine energy that fuels women like these three at Scarlet Magazine. And honestly, she is the woman we all aspire to be.
Check out The Bold Type on Freeform, Tuesdays at 9/8 central.