Netflix’s ‘Moxie’ is a Feminist Tale

  • AUTHOR: dua
  • POSTED ON: March 5, 2021

latest Amy Poehler movie is not about the invention of feminism and the
constant struggle within the movement. This Netflix film is about a person who
discovers something new, finds her inner calling and then simply joins a
growing movement.

many others, Vivian is a high school junior who is struggling to find her true
passions in life – she’s an introvert who doesn’t know her purpose. She comes
across the high school jock Mitchell who starts harassing the new student Lucy.
This is when she takes a chapter out of her mother’s book and starts an
anonymous zine called Moxie. She starts rallying against students who fail to
stand up to the daily injustices that challenge the basic dignity of victims.

movie is based on a novel by Jennifer Mathieu and is adapted for screen by
Tamara Chestna and Dylan Meyer. Look, from the first scene you know that it’s
not a revolutionary movie that will change the shape of this society. But the
movie is actually an attempt to highlight the problems that women face in their
daily lives, it about the everyday victories that go on to become formative
epiphanies. The movie is not about the history, it’s about the future, our

the movie is like Gossip Girl but woke. The girl who know one would expect a thing
from becomes the most popular person in school. Her name is on everybody’s lips
and she challenges and highlights the problems faced by women in their everyday

course, the hunt begins to unravel the face behind the words. It’s obviously
challenging to track her down as she carries a shy exterior. The point is that
no one can know Moxie until she knows herself. There’s a range of emotions and
a series of queries that become the epicenter of Vivian’s life. She eventually
discovers her true ambition in life.

cast includes Alycia Pascual-Pena, Sydney Park, Josie Totah, and Anjelika
Washington. The best part about this movie is that is preaches the idea that
the success of one woman is the success of all women. The silences in the film
are filled with warmth and ever-lasting emotions of female friendship.

is not a straightforward tale of how Vivian becomes Moxie – amidst all this,
she has a fight with her best friend Claudia and not because she’s against
feminism but because she’s held back by her mother. You get to see the movie
get dragged into the typical Asian parent trope but to a large degree the
problem is universal.

movie has several heartwarming moments – the way is dives deep and explores the
friendship of Vivian and Claudia is inspiring. But one has to understand that
this was just one aspect of the movie or a subplot – the actual story is
focused on the injustices faced by women. There are a couple of fun supporting
characters to add entertaining element to the film. Without humor, lessons
aren’t effective, you see.

incredible to see the Moxie girls be so blaze and unapologetic about their
being. You will find moments of biasness and women will find themselves stuck
in the outdated system but they show persistence and resistance and that’s
exactly matters.

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Updated March 5, 2021
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