Mia Goth Says ‘MaXXXine’ Will Be Better Than Both ‘X’ and ‘Pearl’

“It’s the best script of the three by far. It’s going be the best movie of the three.”

Mia Goth as Maxine Minx in Ti West’s Maxxxine, which will release on July 5, 2024.

In an interview with Variety Mia Goth talked about Ti West’s trilogy of horror that began with X (2022) and continued with Goth co-writing one of her character’s backstories in Pearl (2022). The third installment in the trilogy, MaXXXine, will be an 80s sequel to X, expected to be released on July 5, 2024. MaXXXine will follow Goth’s character, Maxine Minx, an aspiring movie star who survived the gruesome events of X.

The trailer for Maxxxine (2024) shows Mia Goth as Maxine running from her past as the child of a popular televangelist, the survivor of the mass killing in X, and a potential victim of the Night Stalker while pursuing fame and fortune in 1980s Los Angeles. It seems Maxine has gotten a part in a horror movie that is her first role outside of the adult industry. Desperate to be a star, Maxine will do anything to nail the role.

In the interview, Goth stated that MaXXXine is “the best script of the three by far. It’s going be the best movie of the three.” She teases that MaXXXine is going to be a wild 80s ride. The last time we saw Maxine, all her friends and her boyfriend had just been brutally murdered. Maxine escaped by killing Pearl (a character also played by Goth) and her husband Howard while high on cocaine. As the film ends, Maxine takes another bump and states that her escape is “divine intervention”, hinting at the character’s fundamentalist upbringing and drug use may revisit in MaXXXine.

Mia Goth as Maxine Minx in X (2022).

I believe Pearl has fundamentally changed me as a performer. It’s given me a whole new sense of self and a whole new level of confidence in terms of what I think I am able to do.

Mia Goth, interview with Variety

It sounds like horror audiences will be big fans of MaXXXine with Goth promising “It’s the biggest story of the three with the highest stakes and Maxine has gone through so much at this point. So when we find her in this new world, she’s just a force to be reckoned with and she goes through some pretty wild adventures.”

Slated for release on July 5, 2024, find updates about MaXXXine on our new horror movies tracker.

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