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WARNING for Households: New Netflix Film Is Woke on Steroids


Hollywood’s woke revolution can sneak up on you.

In any other case mainstream films and TV exhibits can take sudden social justice detours. It could be a fast lecture or change to point out the inventive staff received’t waste the possibility to ship a hard-left message.

Moxie gives one other method.

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 all the time most well-liked to maintain her head down and fly below 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 operating 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 ladies 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.


Based mostly on the 2017 novel by Jennifer Mathieu, Moxie might should replace the supply materials given how shortly woke guidelines evolve. Heck, it could be problematic {that a} cis-gender white feminine, Poehler, is such a distinguished participant within the mission.

Likelihood is the woke crowd will discover something to complain concerning the film, regardless of its leisure worth.

Will it crack Netflix’s vaunted Prime 10 record 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 observe report, although. Films like Booksmart and Charlie’s Angels flopped exhausting in theaters. The latter pushed far-left themes within the movie in addition to the promotional push.

The Hulu sequence Woke earned a second season late final 12 months, however the streamer typically doesn’t launch exhausting viewing figures within the basic Nielsen mildew, very similar to rivals like Amazon Prime and Netflix.

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

[Cross-posted from Hollywood in Toto.] 


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