Mae Martin opens up about her "chill" coming out story | Feel Good | PopBuzz Meets

20 March 2020, 17:43

Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

Mae Martin's love for Willow from Buffy? Yeah... same.

It might be the end of days right now but if there’s one show that can get us through this mess, it’s Feel Good.

The 6-part comedy-drama series on Channel 4 (and Netflix in the US) is written by and stars Canadian comedian Mae Martin. The show follows Mae as, erm, Mae - a rising talent on the stand up circuit and recovering addict whose “addictive behaviours and intense romanticism dominate every single part of her life”.

Mae then meets George, a girl who has previously only dated men, and they embark on an intoxicating romance. Drama, and a lot of laughs, ensues.

Mae Martin paints a self portrait in Portrait Mode
Mae Martin paints a self portrait in Portrait Mode. Picture: PopBuzz

To get the lowdown on the show, her queer icons and the importance of LGBTQ representation, we asked Mae to sit down for Portrait Mode to answers some of life’s deepest questions.

Hit play on the video at the top of this page to find out about Mae’s “chill” coming out to her parents, her teenage obsession with Willow from Buffy and, most important of all, if she’s any good at painting.

Watch more Portrait Mode videos here.