Hollywood’s woke revolution can sneak up on you.

In any other case mainstream motion pictures and TV reveals can take sudden social justice detours. It is likely to be a fast lecture or trade to indicate the inventive workforce received’t waste the prospect to ship a hard-left message.

Moxie provides one other strategy.

The March 3 Netflix movie, co-starring and directed by Amy Poehler, places the woke proper up entrance.



Right here’s Netflix’s official synopsis: 

Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a seemingly shy 16-year-old, has at all times most well-liked to maintain her head down and fly underneath the radar. However when the arrival of a brand new scholar (Alycia Pascual-Peña) forces her to look at the unchecked habits of her fellow college students working rampant at her highschool, Vivian realizes she’s fed up. Impressed by her mom’s (Amy Poehler) rebellious previous, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine referred to as Moxie to show bias and wrongdoing in her highschool, and unexpectedly sparks a motion. Now on the middle of a revolution, Vivian begins to forge new friendships with different younger girls and allies, reaching throughout the divide of cliques and golf equipment as they study to navigate the highs and lows of highschool collectively.

Or, because the trailer says, “Get Prepared … to Woke Up.”

Even the hashtags accompanying the movie’s press launch scream social justice.


Primarily based on the 2017 novel by Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie could must replace the supply materials given how shortly woke guidelines evolve. Heck, it is likely to be problematic {that a} cis-gender white feminine, Poehler, is such a outstanding participant within the mission.

Chances are high the woke crowd will discover something to complain concerning the film, regardless of its leisure worth.

Will it crack Netflix’s vaunted Prime 10 listing upon its launch? The movie’s trailer is producing fast curiosity, racking up 70K views in its first few hours of launch.

Social justice movies have a checkered monitor file, although. Films like Booksmart and Charlie’s Angels flopped arduous in theaters. The latter pushed far-left themes within the movie in addition to the promotional push.

The Hulu collection Woke earned a second season late final yr, however the streamer usually doesn’t launch arduous viewing figures within the basic Nielsen mould, very similar to rivals like Amazon Prime and Netflix.

Going woke didn’t assist Marvel Lady 1984, which dramatically under-performed on the international field workplace even contemplating pandemic restrictions.

[Cross-posted from Hollywood in Toto.] 


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