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“Moxie”, Amy Poehler's teen movie in a manual of feminist rebellion

“Moxie”, Amy Poehler’s teen movie in a manual of feminist rebellion

For her second achievement, the stubborn heroine of the series Parks & Recreation revive the spirit riot grrrl and shakes up the American high school social order.

Through the reinvestment of very stereotyped forms of teen movie lately, a singular stage has been written in the mainstream dubbing of major subjects woke. Schematic principle: pirating, twenty years later, the sets of clueless and Mean Girls to replace the hits of straight fiction with the stories of intersectional feminism or coming-of-age story LGBTQ+. So was it last month of the gay series Love, Victorand today of this second film directed for Netflix by Amy Poehler.

The codes of teen movie 90’s are precisely the starting point: the film opens with the eternal sociosexual organization of a high school populated by infatuated quarterbacks, cheerleaders dapper, puny nerds and a silent majority of teenagers trying to pass between the drops. The terrain is familiar, except its inherent, once muted patriarchal tyranny now sees itself as the toxic masculinity in the middle of the figure.

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Centered on a discreet student discovering the past riot grrrl of his mother and deciding to roll up his sleeves to launch the revolt with the help of a feminist fanzine, the film sets out to reveal inequalities with a few places of great finesse, for example on segregation at the bottom classroom noise. Poehler manages to capture with a lot of spice the friendly atmosphere that reigns between the boys and their English teacher, a mediocre little literary salon whose overplayed relaxation speaks of an unconscious privilege.

Vade-mecum of the perfect budding feminist

Generally, Moxie certainly aspires less to the precision of the observations than to a certain didactic heaviness, more or less desired, consisting in enumerating throughout its plot the major militant sub-themes (culture of rape, oppression of clothing, harassment, etc.) vade-mecum style of the perfect budding feminist. The political jargon often has the effect of pre-chewed speech in the mouths of teenagers, even if we never really know if it’s because the film struggles to bring it to life, or because it assumes that it wants to give a form of awkwardness borrowed from its fledgling activists.

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The project remains on the long of a great consensus, and a certain silliness, but it is necessary well to remember to whom it is primarily addressed before reproaching it too much its simplisms, to precisely recognize with the work of never really wallow in the dreaded profanity. The objective, both modest and sharp, is fulfilled: to demolish the bro culture ofAmerican Pieand restore dignity to all its invisible victims.

Moxie by Amy Poehler, with Josephine Langford, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Ike Barinholtz (USA, 2021, 1h51)

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