Let’s Make Herstory!


“Maxxie LaWow: Drag Super-shero” will make herstory as the first animated feature film about a drag superhero. 

This film tells the story of Simon, a shy young barista who finds a magic wig that turns him into the titular drag super-shero, Maxxie LaWow. Campy adventures ensue.

This film is by LGBTQ+ creators and for the LGBTQ+ community, with a mostly LGBTQ+ and BIPOC cast of characters.

This is the first film in “Maxxieworld.” After this film, we would like to see a TV series or additional films. 

 

Auditions Closed! The roles have been cast & they are a-MAZE-ing!!

Maxxie LaWow Promo Image with Maxxie's and Dana's smiling faces

Principal Characters


Simon / Maxxie LaWow

Simon: Shy 21 yo barista. Not terribly confident. Doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life.

Maxxie LaWow: Confident, brash, sexy drag queen. Commands the stage at all times. Slays lip syncs. Kills on the runway. But not literally bcuz: shero.

Actor: Grant Hodges (@Grant_Hodges)

JAE 

Childhood bff with Simon. Daughter of Korean immigrants. Goes to community college, works part time at the cafe.

Is starting to explore the dating scene and has broad interests…

Definitely has a thing for unicorns.

Actor: Erika Ishii (@TheErikaIshii)

DYna Bolical

Dyna Bolical lives in the creepy old rundown family mansion on the edge of town. Her family used to be wealthy. Now, she’s struggling to get by as a drag entertainer and plots schemes to regain her family fortune.

Actor: Terren Wooten Clarke (née Kizha Carr, @ThatBeardedQueen)

Supporting Characters


Valentina

Valentina used to be in tech, and now she’s living her dream as the owner of the Pink Unicorn Cafe. She’s a no nonsense woman who often acts as a mother figure to her young employees. She is a fierce LGBTQ+ ally.

Actor: Michelle C. Bonilla (@TheMichelleCBonilla)

Calvin

Calvin is a manager at a shop near the Pink Unicorn Cafe and swings by most days for a Glitter Latte. He’s handsome, dresses well, and was only a couple years ahead of Simon and Jae in school.

Will Simon ever get up the courage to ask Calvin out??

Actor: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (@JeffreyBChapman)

Claire

An older woman with a healthy libido: 110% cougar! Character is in her “Sexy 60s.”

Actor: Laraine Newman (@LaraineNewman)

Mama Mumu

Mama Mumu (she/her, they/them) owns The Skirt & Girdle nightclub & cabaret. They used to be a drag entertainer, still does it sometimes, and they act as a mentor to young drag queens.

They have a mysterious past that will catch up to them in a future production. 

Mama Mumu is an older (50s) Black cis male person who is gender queer. They are proudly bald, wearing wigs only in shows — maybe, and they typically present in more feminine clothing.

Actor: Michael-Leon Wooley (@MLWooley) 

Igor

Igor is Dyna Bolical’s long suffering personal assistant / costume designer / lead chemist / lover.

Igor’s real name is Terry. Even though Dyna Bolical always calls him Igor, he never loses hope that she’ll remember that his real name is Terry someday. He’s around 30 years old.

Actor: Avi Roque (@AMRoque) 

Jack Elation

Jack (he/him) is a suave representative of a mysterious government agency. Typically spotted wearing fashionable suits.

Jack was a drag king at the Skirt & Girdle when he was younger. He takes an interest in Maxxie’s potentially supernatural origins.

In this film, he’s a secondary character. Other interesting storylines with Jack will occur in future productions.

Actor: JJ Hawkins (@JJMohawk)

cameos


BabS

This character appears in the fictional movie snippet. She and Bette are frenemies sharing a tragic personal secret, and immediately engages in oneupsmanship with her.

Actor: BenDeLaCreme (@BenDeLaCreme) 

BettY

This character appears in the fictional movie snippet. She and Barbara are frenemies sharing a tragic personal secret, and immediately engages in oneupsmanship with her.

Actor: Jinkx Monsoon (@TheJinkx) 

Cop

This cop is the lead on the scene at the end of the film. Playing up cop stereotypes with a campy twist would be encouraged.

Actor: Rosé (@omgHeyRose)

Kidnapped Queen 1

One of Dyna Bolical’s victims.

Actor: Rosé (@omgHeyRose)

Kidnapped Queen 2  

One of Dyna Bolical’s victims.

Actor: Monét X Change (@MonetXChange)

Kidnapped Queen 3

One of Dyna Bolical’s victims.

Actor: Heidi N Closet (@HeidiNCloset)

Pat

TV Reporter on the scene.

Actor: Heidi N Closet (@HeidiNCloset)

Bouncer

Big, tough looking dude who’s the bouncer at a nightclub. Doesn’t have time or interest in chit chatting with folks in line.

Actor: Terren Wooten Clarke (née Kizha Carr, @ThatBeardedQueen)

Truck Driver

Makes a delivery of illicit goods to the villain’s residence.

Actor: Shhhh…. (@ItsASecret…)

Simon’s Mother

There are some things a mother just can’t handle… Oh, she’s fine with his being gay. But this???

Actor: Jinkx Monsoon (@TheJinkx) 

Audition Info

Instructions

Those wishing to audition should send us information about themselves, including names of characters from the above list and links to recordings of prior work: maxxiecasting@gmail.com

We will send qualified talent “sides” (script excerpts). All lines to record are highlighted. We only need those lines, no need for a reader to cover the rest. In some sides, we’ve also highlighted some action. Feel free to have fun with those parts.

Audition recordings do NOT have to be high quality. They can be a voice memo from their phone. We just need to hear their voice clearly with as little background noise as possible.

Talent is welcome to record two takes: one with script as is, and one with improv, showing us their comedic chops. For each take, record the scenes all the way through.

Send audition recordings as MP3 files to: maxxiecasting@gmail.com

Questions?

Contact JP with any questions: maxxiecasting@gmail.com

 

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