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Sophia Amoruso's unlikely retail rise is the stuff of ecommerce lore at this point, but in a new interview with Fast Company the entrepreneur explains that the title her forthcoming feminist self-help book/memoir #GIRLBOSS comes from "this unknown Japanese film from the '70s called Girl Boss Guerilla. It's about these ransom-gathering Japanese girls who ride motorcycles, look amazing, and fight in puddles. It's really campy, cool, glamorous, and totally lowbrow. The genre's called Pinky Violence. There are these DVD box sets, the Pinky Violence collections. They're all female revenge. I just love revenge films for some reason." [FC]