The upcoming teen movie Moxie looks like being a promising tale of female empowerment – and here’s the trailer.

After a tough 2020, print magazines could do with a standard bearer as they look ahead to what will hopefully be a less-bumpy 2021. MOXIE then, set to be released by Netflix on March 3rd, may act as a timely reminder of the power of the printed word. It follows a group of high school girls who decide to challenge the cliques and biases of their fellow students by launching an underground zine, entitled – yep! – MOXIE.

The trailer for this one suggests real promise. The film is directed by Amy Poehler, who made her feature directorial debut with 2019’s Wine Country. Here’s the official synopsis:

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. 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.

Ahead of the film’s release, be sure to catch the trailer below.

More as we hear it…

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