Netflix Review coming up! Moxie The Film is not shouting out Feminism from the rooftops YET, at times it is…
I was a bit on the fence about this one – whether to recommend it or not. But then I sensed that although I might not call it a breakthrough film, Moxie has handled the Women’s Rights movement in a subtle, (and then again, not so subtle), yet all inclusive manner… and perhaps, unravelled the mystery as to why we, as women, are often not united on what it means for Women to stand up for Women!
If you’ve watched it, tell me what you think, if you haven’t, I tried not to give away spoilers but there might be a few. My apologies. Lastly, a good mother-daughter watch although it is rated 13+ in Europe, I am told it’s 16+ in Pakistan – so take your pick!
3 Things The Film Highlights
1. Women will support women, women WANT to support all women, but they might all do it in different ways
We don’t all have to participate in the Aurat March or a (a feminist movement), or maybe we do? The story asks questions, but gives you answers too.
2. Men supporting women
Yes, some men do support women, not all men are contemplating how to control, manipulate or dominate you. But they need space too, and an understanding that you are with them, and not against them.
3. Does Feminism turn toxic sometimes?
Maybe it does. Maybe it is the natural outpouring of pent up emotions, generations of discrimination or just a need to be heard. Do women need to listen too? Are they being heard too loud at times? Is there even such a thing as being too loud when your basic rights are being trampled upon? Moxie is asking the questions and giving us some insightful messages.
4. It’s not just about Feminism
Moxie and any movement, soon gravitates towards all injustices in its parameter. People reach out organically, to a movement that is all-accepting, non-racist and non discriminatory – can the women’s movement become that? Is it already moving towards taking on more causes?
5. Mother-Daughter Relationship Dynamics
If you’re a woman reading this, you might want to read between the lines. Do teenage daughters secretly harbour a desire to emulate their moms, or will there always be a wide generation rift between the two? You’ll have to watch Moxie to find out!
Moxie could happily be your midweek or weekend watch! Watch the video for a full-blown review and details on the people who were behind the story.
The movie stars :Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger & directed co starred by Amy Poehler. Based on Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu.