Shannon Purser stars as the titular character in the upcoming movie, 'Sierra Burgess is a Loser.'
Netflix released the first trailer for Sierra Burgess is a Loser on Wednesday (July 11).
The film stars Stranger Things breakout star Shannon Purser as the titular character. Kristine Froseth, RJ Cyler, Noah Centineo, Chrissy Metz and Lea Thompson also star in the upcoming romantic comedy.
Sierra Burgess is a Loser follows intelligent high school student Sierra, who doesn't fall into the stereotypically shallow definition of pretty among her teenage peers. An unexpected romance blooms when Jamey (Centineo) begins texting Sierra. The relationship becomes complicated when she learns that he believes she is the popular Veronica (Froseth).
The trailer opens with Sierra revealing that she wants to attend Stanford for college. When asked to complete the sentence "Sierra Burgess is," a montage is shown of her laughing, hugging and ultimately being called a loser. "You are a magnificent beast," she tells herself while staring into a mirror.
Sierra's social status becomes clear when interacting with mean girl Veronica in the restroom. After Veronica calls Sierra "Frodo," she responds, "Frodo is from Lord of the Rings. You're thinking of Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Veronica responds, "I meant looking at you makes me want to gauge my eyes out."
A romance is soon revealed when Sierra begins texting Jamey. "I met a guy. We texted. He definitely thinks that I'm someone else," she explains. She soon learns that Jamey believes he is texting Veronica.
"Of all the phone numbers in the world, he texted me," she tells her best friend Dan (Cyler). After Dan tells her that she needs to tell Jamey who she is, Sierra responds, "They're my words. He's falling for me."
When Jamey asks Sierra out on a date, she propositions Veronica to help convince Jamey that he is talking to the popular cheerleader. In addition to the budding romance between Sierra and Jamey, a friendship begins to form between the former enemies.
In one clip, Sierra's insecurities come out. "Do you have any idea what it's like to be a teenage girl and to look like this?" she asks through tears.
"Growing up's terrifying. I don't know what I am," Sierra concludes at the end of the trailer.
Sierra Burgess is a Loser will be available to stream on Netlifx on September 7. Watch the full trailer below.
Sierra Burgess is the latest rom-com set for the streaming service after The Kissing Booth and Set It Up.