When Amy Poehler and Tina Fey signed off after hosting the Golden Globes on Sunday night, we caught a glimpse of something drawn on Poehler's hand as she waved at the camera. It was only visible for a moment, but it was clear enough to make us wonder what she had on her hand. It turned out that Poehler was actually representing an upcoming project of hers.
The doodle on Poehler's hand is a pattern with a star that is part of the key art for Moxie, her upcoming Netflix movie. MoxiePoehler, who directs and produces alongside his role as costarrer, is a teen dramedy based on a novel by Jennifer Mathieu of the same name. In it, Hadley Robinson is seen as a student who is fed up with the culture of popularity and sexism at her school. After learning of her mother's rebellious, downright teenage years, she decides to take matters into her own hands and publish an anonymous zine highlighting the worst and most toxic elements of her school's social fabric. The result is a bigger and wider rebellion than she could ever have dreamed of.
In the film's trailer, there are some takes where the characters have similar doodles on their hands that combine stars and hearts between their hands and wrists, and the doodles are actually a plot point. "(The zine) says you should draw hearts and stars on your hands to show support," the narrative reads of an attitude of multiple characters doing just that.
By the way (or maybe not) Moxie is expected to arrive on Netflix next Friday, March 3rd. So it is the perfect time for Poehler to repeat their latest project! It's an obscure reference for now, but it's a very cute and pretty subtle way for Poehler to use their movie's message to support one another, especially on a night when white celebrities like Poehler and a few others including Jane Fonda and Dan Levy, advocated BIPOC in the industry and the ongoing diversity issues in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.