Weve included the latest no-good, very bad news from HBO, along with a glimmer of hope.
This post contains spoilers for the Season 1 of Minx.
The first episode of the HBO Maxs series, about a feminist pornography magazine in the 70s, left us with a bit of a rocky slope. Joyce, the Ophelia Lovibond, is leaving Bottom Dollar on her own and is taking off with Minx. (Jake Johnson) has given up the title he hopes would bring back Bottom Dollar dollars, while the Minx staff aren’t in disarray after the disastrous 3 shooting and the riot deportation of the liar. Shelly (Lennon Parham) and Bambi (Jessica Lowe) realized they’re attracted to each other, but seemed to go back to her husband. There are many locations in Season Two! But what does the future mean for Minx?
Minx and Patriarchy are separated.
The first installment of Minx ends with several epiphanies, with characters understanding the concept that the patriarchy isn’t so easy to shake off.
Our timetable will allow Joyce to escape the grip of more powerful people,usually men, but not always who want to use her work in the uk for their own purpose. We get her own days, in a hippie town, and she is forced to sleep on a moldy mattress and gather eggs as the men leave, and enjoy the good rooms of the house. We think that she is an expert at New York Magazine. One boss with a sleeping, sometimes stealing her pitch, can give her the assignment to his male writers. Joyce even begins to reconcile with her ex-boyfriend Glenn, who asks if she wants to bring Minx to a publishing house he is launching. It seems that somehow, Joyce realizes how Glenn works with that same respect as the rest of her female publishers.
When the season finale ends, Joyce tells Doug that she’s tired of the same brutality constantly. To her surprise, Doug stripped the control of Minx over to her, admitting it couldn’t succeed without her. This time represents a whole new world: Joyce finally becomes a member of someone and can use the responsibilities and respect that she gave to her, and finally realizes that her patronizing attitude toward Joyce and his influence on Minxs editorial process is not okay.
Will Joyce, in addition to all the logistic aspects of the new arrangement, be able to publish Minx herself? What about all those lawsuits and the new anti-pornography bill in the Valley?Season 2 can keep exploring the shifting and evolving power dynamics at Bottom Dollar and the wider publishing world.
White Feminism – Minx and White Feminism.
Minx season 1 is also short of the temptation to show all the problems with white feminism (that is, feminism, mainly by and forprivileged, white women), and there’s plenty more space for the year 2 to explore. In episode 6, the young feminists are mostly ridiculous (I agree with the fact that women are too weak to see the erect penis). But they make a good point in the writing to Joyce that magazine does not let females into the class and not women from race.
When Joyce attends a dinner party with a friend of mine who works at Betsy. The richest generation of the left is speaking about feminism while two women dressed in housekeeping uniforms serve them. They slack about sex workers, claiming that Joyce was sluggish by working in pornography. They ignore Joyce’s insistency that women who model for the Bottom Dollar aren’t helpless victims who need wealthier women to save them.
All that deceiving and hypocrisy isn’t an accident. Ellen Rapoport knows all the problems with first wave feminism. In a magazine interview, she said that she: “Who knew it was?”
Even in the 1970s, white feminists are talking crazy. They literally said we’ll take care of ourselves first, and then we’ll get on with racism. It’s really exhausting. It looks like they said the inside part loud, but they didn’t have any problems with it. Originally it was a product of the time, but was pretty insular and non-inclusive. I’ve never hesitated to look like that a joke, or accentuate it.
Insgesamt, Season 1 has some pretty rich themes which, unfortunately, still are all too relevant today. It’s exciting to think about all the places that season two could go.
Will we get a second season?
In May 2022, the timetable claimed that Minx was renewed for season 2. Rapoport said that with the renewal, he would continue to think, “It was a real estate transaction.”
We all at Minx were caught in the passion of those who spread the word to the world. They then started making the world dream and transformed them into a renewed one. Our partners at HBO Max and Lionsgate are so grateful for their true success in the show and for the opportunity to continue in this journey. The season two is full of chest hair, punchy bow briss and a good pair of nudes.
The renewal was not surprising. Minxs first season earned a 97 % resuscitation for Rotten Tomatoes. Critics regarded it original and addictive. (His our own review, if you’re interested!
In an interview with Slashfilm, Rapoport said that shed ideally love for Minx to go for 12 seasons:
I wish I’d go back in the 80s. I think what happened was very interesting, how the whole country changed and Reagan elected president, and how the feminist movement moved a definite divide between pro-pornography and anti-porn feminists. I would also like them to go to New York, sell Minx to a huge conglomerate. See Doug in this position. I think it could go there. And how about that, 72? Hence, I don’t know. Twelve seasons.
HBO Cancels Minxbut there’s hope.
On December 12, HBO announced that Minx was canceled in part of the company’s efforts to improve its costs. David Zaslavs for Discovery took over Batgirl, Wonder Woman and several animated films. We won’t see Minx again in a short time.
A few seasons have already been filmed but Rapoport seems optimistic that Lionsgate will be able to do it for a whole new platform, tweeting that we were proud of the show we made and that the audience will come to our new home with us.
I’m obviously disappointed Minx is leaving HBO Max with a few new shows. Im proud of what you’ve made and hope that the audience will come with us to our new home.Thanks to the best cast and crew in the business.
Ellen Rapoport (@ellrapoport) December 12, 2022
(Files shown: HBO).