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Amy Poehler to direct new Netflix punk Riot Grrrl film 'Moxie'


Amy Poehler’s next film is going to be rocking, Moxie, a teenage story about a girl who finds the feminist punk rock movement Riot Grrrl and leads a feminist revolution at school.

Based on Jennifer Mathieu’s novel, Poehler’s banner Paper Kite acquired the novel last year and Tamara Chestna wrote the screenplay for it. The film follows a 16-year-old girl “who is inspired by her mother’s past as part of the underground punk movement Riot Grrrl, and uses it as the catalyst to start a feminist revolution at her high school.” 

“‘Moxie’ kick ass,” Poehler said about the book. “It’s a sweet, funny and fierce exploration of how a few young woman band together and start a movement,” she continued before adding: “Read this and then join the fight.”

Poehler’s film will be her second for Netflix following on from Wine Country” which is set to debut in May.

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