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

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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