PARKS and Recreation star Amy Poehler gets a ‘badass’ makeover as a rebel mother in new Netflix movie Moxie.
The 49-year-old actress played Leslie Knope in the hit NBC sitcom but her new role is the polar opposite of the perky bureaucrat.
Amy directs and stars in the Netflix film as Lisa, the mother of 16-year-old Vivian.
Lisa sports a number of tattoos and rocker attire, both of which Leslie would probably never do or wear.
Vivian – played by Hadley Robinson – does her best to keep her head down at school and fly under the radar.
However, a new student called Lucy makes her realise the behaviour of some of her peers is unacceptable, and she decides to do something about it.
Taking a leaf out of her mother Lisa’s rebellious past, Vivian anonymously publishes a zine called Moxie to expose all the wrongdoings that are going on at her school.
Her decision inadvertently sparks a movement, and Vivian is labelled a ‘badass’ – much to Lisa’s delight and pride.
Finding herself at the centre of a revolution, Vivian starts to make new friends and allies across all the ‘cliques’ in school.
The cast also includes Legion’s Lauren Tsai, Scream Queens’ Patrick Schwarzenegger, Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists star Sydney Park and Marvel’s Clark Gregg.
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Moxie is based on the novel of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu.
This is Amy’s second outing as a director following 2019’s Wine Country, which was also a Netflix film and and starred her longtime collaborator Tina Fey.
Moxie will debut on Netflix on March 3.
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