Charmingly grey-haired fan favorite Max from season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race hasn’t let the end of the competition stop his drive. Self described as a “Tarantino bitch in the making”, Max has an anticipated web series titled Agent Max dropping soon.
Created in collaboration with Minneapolis-based director John Mark, the three-part project aims to subvert masculine casting norms in mainstream cinema by introducing a rare, queer Bond-like protagonist.
“The role of an action star, the fight choreography, auto-drifting, athleticism and tough mental constitution, for whatever reason, appear to be an overtly masculine trade,” John Mark said. “However, if you live in the real world, you’ll meet many a gay man who is fully capable of the violence, tenacity and drive it takes to play a hero vigilante.”
The director said Malanaphy first proposed the concept to him in August 2016, looking for an on-screen opportunity to be “an agent of justice, and of creation.” Together, they began embarking on 12-hour shoot days, where the RuPaul alumnus was filmed kicking ass in full mug to introduce a new kind of hero. “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and hopefully, ask for more,” John Mark said of the series. (via OUT)
The first episode of Agent Max will stream online Saturday, March 11 on YouTube. Watch the official trailer, below.