The Maxx

Animation by Vanzo (1995)

I have a VHS tape collection of the show’s segments that aired on MTV’s “Liquid Television” years ago. Julie the social worker lives in a rundown apartment and deals with the mean streets of the city. She gradually gets in touch with her subconscious and spirit animal in the Pangean Outback. Together, she and the masked man(?) Maxx battle the serial rapist and killer Mr. Gone (see Wikipedia for more details). I like to pair The Maxx with a reading from Grumbine’s Ghost Bears (about the biodiversity crisis) and exercises structured upon Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre vs. Theatre of the Oppressed.