If you’ve watched Netflix’s new teen rom-com Sierra Burgess is a Loser, a modern retelling of Cyrano de Bergeracstarring Stranger Things’ Shannon Purser and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’s Noah Centineo, you most likely are putting the song “Sunflower.” on repeat.

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Sunflowers play a pivotal role in the movie. If you've seen the film, you'll remember that Sierra asks Jamey (during one of her slightly creepy cat-fishing phone calls) what kind of flower he’d be, and he says she (believing that she's actually popular girl Veronica) would be a rose: “The queen flower all the other flowers are jealous of.”

Sierra sees herself as a sunflower; "a little funny" as she describes and quirky.

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Why is this on 365 Days of Love?

Because we as individuals are all different, unique and quirky in our own special ways. We never should mold ourselves to what is seen as popular but rather embrace who we truly are. Sierra in her powerful song embraces herself as a Sunflower rather than a Rose, hoping the man she loves will pick her despite not being the Rose all popular men were chasing after.

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Rose girls in glass vases
Perfect bodies, perfect faces
They all belong in magazines
Those girls the boys are chasing
Winning all the games they're playing
They're always in a different league

Stretching toward the sky like I don't care
Wishing you could see me standing there

But I'm a sunflower, a little funny
If I were a rose, maybe you'd want me
If I could, I'd change overnight
I'd turn into something you'd like
But I'm a sunflower, a little funny
If I were a rose, maybe you'd pick me
But I know you don't have a clue
This sunflower's waiting for you
Waiting for you

But I'm a sunflower, a little funny
And if I were her, maybe you'd pick me
But I know you don't have a clue
This sunflower's waiting for you
Waiting for you


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