Amy Poehler is directing a revolution. Well, at least one on film for Netflix. “Moxie” is a film adaptation of the book of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu. In it, a shy 16-year-old girl (played by Hadley Robinson) finds the inspiration to start a feminist revolution in her high school. Now the streaming platform has released a brand-new trailer that shows many of the film’s female characters are tired of being objectified and treated as inferior to their male counterparts and how this leads to the revolution that scares a rigged system.
Poehler’s “Wine Country,” also released on Netflix, celebrated a lot of the same themes of feminity and used humor as an outlet to express that. “Moxie” seems to be similar in a few ways, but designed for a teenage crowd, showing them that it is never too early to raise your voice whenever you’re mistreated.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Moxie
‘Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a seemingly shy 16-year-old, has always preferred to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student (Alycia Pascual-Peña) forces her to examine the unchecked behavior of her fellow students running rampant at her high school, Vivian realizes she’s fed up. Inspired by her mother’s (Amy Poehler) rebellious past, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school and unexpectedly sparks a movement. Now at the center of a revolution, Vivian begins to forge new friendships with other young women and allies, reaching across the divide of cliques and clubs as they learn to navigate the highs and lows of high school together.’
Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Anjelika Washington, Charlie Hall, Sabrina Haskett with
Ike Barinholtz and Marcia Gay Harden also star.
“Moxie” debuts on Netflix on March 3, 2020.