Landing in our inbox is the Moxie trailer a new film directed by Amy Poehler in her feature film directing debut. Probably best known for her role in ‘Parks and Recreation’ she’s been on our screens for over 25 years but never really making it big in her own right on the big screen which is a great shame as she is very funny. As well as directing Poehler has a role in this too.
Based on a novel it follows Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a seemingly shy 16-year-old, who 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 behaviour 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 centre 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.
Directed by Amy Poehler and based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, MOXIE also stars Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, (apparently his dad is an actor too) Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Josie Totah, Anjelika Washington, Charlie Hall, and Sabrina Haskett, with Ike Barinholtz and Marcia Gay Harden.
The Moxie trailer looks pretty good and bodes well for the film with a decent cast and what look like some good female empowerment scenes our hopes are high for this latest from streaming giant Netflix.
Moxie is released on Netflix on March 3rd 2021
Here’s the Moxie trailer…..