Amy Poehler to Direct Punk Rock Riot Grrrl Film ‘Moxie’ at Netflix

TheWrap | 2/20/2019 | Brian Welk
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Amy Poehler is going to rock out in her next film, planning to direct “Moxie,” a story about a teenager who discovers the feminist punk rock movement Riot Grrrl and leads a feminist revolution at her high school, an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Poehler will direct the film for Netflix, which will be both her second directed-feature and also her second for Netflix following “Wine Country,” which is set to debut on the streamer this May.

Tamara - Chestna - Screenplay - Jennifer - Mathieu

Tamara Chestna wrote the screenplay based on Jennifer Mathieu’s novel of the same name. Poehler’s banner Paper Kite acquired the novel last year.

“Moxie” tells the story of Viv Carter, a 16-year-old girl fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment and gross comments from guys and the belief that the football team can do no wrong. But when she discovers that her mom was once in a tough-as-nails Riot Grrrl band in the ’90s, Viv createsa a feminist zine and...
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