Our ginger love for natural redhead Shannon Purser ignited in Stranger Things, burned brightly in Riverdale, and has now turned to wildfire with her latest role in Sierra Burgess is a Loser (fiery puns all intended, by the way).
In her first-ever leading role, Shannon plays Sierra Burgess, a high school student who feels like she doesn’t fit in. But in a twist of fate, her life collides with one of the cutest guys in town. Plenty of high school drama ensues, of course.
But overall, the Netflix movie is a heartwarming tale about growing up, fitting in, and learning to love who you are, without trying to impress anyone else. And that, my ginger friend, is a lesson we can get behind.
Shannon has always been a firm advocate for loving yourself, your quirks and standing out from the crowd, so the messaging of the film fits well with what’s she’s about.
Sierra Burgess is a Loser is out on Netflix from 7 September, and you can catch the trailer below.