Hadley Robinson & Lauren Tsai to Star in Amy Poehler’s Moxie

Hadley Robinson & Lauren Tsai to star in Amy Poehler’s Moxie

Hadley Robinson (Utopia) and Lauren Tsai (Legion) have joined Netflix’s coming-of-age comedy-drama Moxie, directed by Amy Poehler, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie follows the story of a 16 12 months previous teenage woman named Vivian Carter (Robinson), who will get fed up along with her highschool’s sexist gown codes, hallway harassment, catcalls from guys throughout class, and the college administration consistently praising the soccer crew as if they will do no incorrect. When Viv discovers that her mother was a part of a punk rock band known as Riot Grrl within the 90s, she will get impressed and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to women in her faculty. Soon, women from completely different cliques and recognition rankings have began to reply, main Viv to go a lady revolution.

Riot Grrl is an underground feminist motion that occurred between the late 80s and 90s which mixes feminism with punk-style rock music. Bands that related to the motion typically handle points regarding sexuality, home abuse, racism, and patriarchy.

Poehler will helm the undertaking via her Paper Kite banner which had efficiently acquired the novel final 12 months. The screenplay will likely be tailored by Tamara Chestna (After). Poehler will produce via Paper Kite alongside Morgan Sackett and Kim Lessing. Filming is scheduled to start in late October.

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This movie may also mark Poehler and Netflix’s third collaboration, who’ve labored collectively within the comedy-drama sequence Russian Doll which had a profitable sequence debut final February 1. Poehler’s directorial debut movie Wine Country is at the moment streaming on Netflix.

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