Moxie trailer: Netflix shares first look at Amy Poehler’s new Netflix movie

Moxie. Nico Hiraga as Seth, Amy Poehler as Lisa/Director/Producer, Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie. Cr Colleen Hayes/NETFLIX © 2020
Moxie. Nico Hiraga as Seth, Amy Poehler as Lisa/Director/Producer, Hadley Robinson as Vivian in Moxie. Cr Colleen Hayes/NETFLIX © 2020 /

It’s time for a revolution! Or at least that seems to be the theme in the trailer for Amy Poehler’s latest film, Moxie,  where she not only star but also directs.

Moxie is based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu and is now one of Netflix’s latest book-to-movie adaptations.

Along with Poehler, the film also stars Hadley Robinson, Josephine Langford, Josie Totah, Marcia Gay Harden, Ike Barinholtz, Clark Gregg, Patrick Schwartzenegger, Sydney Park, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Ji-young Yoo, and Gracie Lawrence.

Let’s take a look at the five best moments in the Moxie trailer!

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1. Amy Poehler as a Riot grrrl

Amy Poehler starring as the mom of Vivian means we get to see her in all her patriarchy-hating, revolution-loving, former Riot grrrl glory. As Vivian’s mom, she starts her daughter thinking about how she can change the way her school works and how she can make the boys at her school take accountability for objectifying the girls in a ranking “game.”

2. Girls coming together

The best part of the trailer and the part that made me cry happy tears when I read the book is girls (and a few boys) coming together to fight for their right to not be sexualized and objectified in a school setting (or ever). It makes my inner Spice-Girl-loving, eight-year-old self so happy. It’s also sadly still something that girls and women need to fight for. The book was written almost four years ago and still relevant.

3. “Keep your head up”

The moment when Alycia Pascual-Pena’s character says she’s going to “Keep her head up. High.” Could anything be more epic than that? I think not. It’s also perfect in response to Vivian’s inclination to hide and disappear.

It’s definitely a moment where Vivian has to rethink her beliefs about how much she lets things slide and how silent she stays in the face of sexism and misogyny. It would also make a perfect tagline for the movie!

4. The zine

A huge part of the Riot Grrl movement was zines, and it’s a big part of Moxie, too. Vivian takes inspiration from her mom and creates an anonymous zine talking about everything that’s wrong with the sexist environment at her school.

It starts a metaphorical fire in the school. Girls who believe in what the zine says start fighting back against the discrimination they face. The boys and administration fight back against the zine’s “radical” ideas and want whoever made it silenced.

5. Fighting back

The whole sequence in the trailer that shows the results of the zine and the girls meeting and making plans to change things is perfection. The scene where they make their teacher so uncomfortable he pretty much runs from the room: an instant classic.

The hearts and stars on their hands to show who supports Moxie is straight from the book and is such a special moment. The scene where Vivian sees the boy she likes with the symbols on his hands looks so freaking cute!

But the best moment is definitely when everyone who supports the zine and what it represents marches out of the school in protest. It gave me chills when I read it and based on the moment in the trailer, it looks like the movie will do the same.

Moxie releases on Netflix on Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Will you be watching Moxie? What was your favorite moment in the trailer? Let us know in the comments below!

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