Texas author Jennifer Mathieu's YA novel Moxie was inspired by Riot Grrrl

"Moxie is sweet, funny, and fierce. Read this and then join the fight." —Amy Poehler

HOLLYWOOD—According to Deadline today, Amy Poehler has set her next directorial project for Netflix. It will be Moxie, a Tamara Chestna-scripted adaptation of the Jennifer Mathieu novel which Poehler’s Paper Kite acquired last year.


Poehler will produce through her Paper Kite banner along with Veep’s Morgan Sackett and Paper Kite development director Kim Lessing. 


Moxie tells the story of a 16-year-old girl from a small Texas town who is inspired by her mother’s past as part of the underground punk movement Riot Grrrl, and uses it as the catalyst to start a feminist revolution at her high school.


Michelle Newby Lancaster reviewed Moxie for Lone Star Literary Life when it was published in 2017. You can read that review here.