Directed by Amy Poehler MOXIE Premieres March, 3rd on Netflix
Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.
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.
AMY POEHLER | Director, Producer
Amy Poehler is one of Hollywood’s most versatile and sought-after talents with credits including that of actress, writer, executive producer, and bestselling author. Poehler, perhaps best known for her starring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, currently stars as co-host (alongside Nick Offerman) and executive producer of the hit crafting competition series Making It. She also serves as co-creator, executive producer, and the lead voice of FOX’s animated series Duncanville. She can next be seen in her newest feature film Moxie on Netflix on March 3 in which she stars and directs. Poehler continues to serve as executive producer on the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series Russian Doll (starring Natasha Lyonne) and on Adult Swim’s comedy series Three Busy Debras. She also has a number of additional projects in development as part of her successful production company Paper Kite Productions, including, the Untitled Tracy Oliver Project at Amazon, the NBC thriller-drama The Mother-In-Law, Lucy & Desi documentary with Imagine Documentaries & White Horse Pictures, Division One on Peacock, the film adaptations of The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street and The Great Believers, and an untitled basketball comedy feature for Universal that she will also star in.
Outside of her film and television work, she continues to produce the award-winning online website “Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls,” which showcases real girls who are changing the world by being themselves. Amy’s work and dedication to helping young women cultivate their authentic selves is what makes her a CHANGEMAKER. Her commitment to being funny and informative is an example for all kids on how they can
Directed by Amy Poehler and based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, MOXIE also stars Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Nico Hiraga, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Clark Gregg, Josie Totah, Anjelika Washington, Charlie Hall, and Sabrina Haskett, with Ike Barinholtz and Marcia Gay Harden.