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Maxxie Oliver

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Portrayed By:
Mitch Hewer
First Appearance:
"Tony" (episode 1.01)
Last Appearance:
"Final Goodbyes" (episode 2.10)
Centric Episodes:
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Maxxie Oliver is a fictional character in the british television series, Skins. He is portrayed by Mitch Hewer.

CharacterizationEdit

Maxxie is a fictional gay teenager who also has status as one of the lads amongst his peers; being gay is only incidental to his character. Several times throughout the series Maxxie is alluded to having had many promiscuous relationships. He is portrayed as a proficient at several styles of dance, including tap dance, a brilliant artist, seductive, well-liked and well-adjusted. He is something of a comedian, particularly with best friend Anwar Kharral. According to a Myspace-style "about me" section on the Skins website, he describes his favorite things as toast, boys, dancing, drawing, Arcade Fire and the Sistine Chapel, and he wants to meet Johnny Depp, Nigel Reo-Coker and Ron from Harry Potter.

Like Anwar, Maxxie does not have an episode name to himself, instead being the co-centre in "Maxxie & Anwar" and "Maxxie & Tony", although the episode "Sketch" greatly involves him, as it is about his stalker.

Character HistoryEdit

Series 1Edit

[1]In "Tony", he convinces Anwar and Chris to join him on a "big gay night out", but eventually goes to Abigail Stock's party.

In "Maxxie and Anwar", on a school trip to Russia, Maxxie and best mate Anwar face issues regarding their status as best friends, with Anwar's faith condemning homosexuality. Maxxie indicates he views Anwar as homophobic and hypocritical - as a Muslim, he dislikes gay people but at the same time has pre-marital sex, takes drugs and alcohol. Eventually, Maxxie tries one more time to get Anwar to disregard his religion, but Anwar reluctantly refuses, ending their friendship. Maxxie walks away with tears in his eyes. Tony tries repeatedly to give oral sex to Maxxie, which Maxxie refuses until he is very drunk and distraught one night, only to inform Tony that he isn't very good at it - and with Tony's girlfriend Michelle having seen the whole thing.

In "Michelle", Tony is seen continuing to flirt with Maxxie, and Michelle subsequently dumps Tony. Maxxie is quick to apologise to Michelle for the incident in Russia, and he is upset when she derides him as boyfriend-stealing and a "dirty little slut." Later, racked with guilt over his friends' breakup, Maxxie states in his psychology lesson that it was his fault that Tony and himself ended up kissing despite the fact that everything that happened had been pushed for and orchestrated by Tony.

In "Series Finale", Maxxie calls Anwar to wish him a happy birthday however refuses to attend his party until Anwar tells his parents that Maxxie is gay. Anwar, desperate to see Maxxie eventually finds him waiting outside, still refusing to go inside. Mr. Kharral eventually arrives outside spotting Maxxie, the two talk until Anwar tells his father that Maxxie is gay. Mr. Kharral seemingly ignores Anwar until Maxxie restates it himself. Mr. Kharral then explains that there are a lot of things in the world he doesn't understand - particularly homosexuality, but that his faith in Allah means he believes god one day will reveal to him all he does not understand, and until then will treat Maxxie no differently. With that, Maxxie and Anwar's friendship is renewed. Maxxie and Anwar also back up Chris in the brawl later that night, and in the end Maxxie ends up in an embrace with one of Chris' attackers who has seemingly fallen for him.

Series 2Edit

In "Tony and Maxxie", the episode introduces Maxxie's parents, Jackie and Walter Oliver, revealing Maxxie's surname, that he has a dog called Taz andhis situation with his parents. After Tony's accident in series one and his subsequent brain trauma, Maxxie, Jal and Chris are the only friends who are still there for him. Like Maxxie, his father and even his dog dance in their spare time, although Maxxie struggles to convince his dad to let him drop his A Levels and audition for musicals in London. Though Maxxie generally comes from a stable home with loving parents, he remains subject to homophobic abuse from "chavs" on the council estate where he lives. It later turns out one of the chavs – Dale – is in fact gay after tackling Maxxie to the ground and kissing him at a later opportunity. Eventually in the episode, after Walter has had much time to reflect on his relationship with his son, they agree that he will at least continue his A Levels, even if he does not join his father as a builder afterwards as Walter would prefer.

In "Sketch", Maxxie is stalked by Sketch. Sketch takes pictures of Maxxie and pins them up on a board of her room. She leaves Maxxie several gifts in his locker, leaving him to wonder who they're from, and watches him practice a performance with Michelle in a musical. Later at a party thrown by Mr. Gelcart, the drama teacher, Maxxie comes face-to-face with Sketch, asking if Sketch will have sex with Anwar, unaware that she's completely infatuated with him. On the morning after the party, Maxxie realises that Sketch is pathologically obsessed, when he realises she broke into his flat, slept under his bed and poisoned Michelle to take her place in the school musical. Maxxie retaliates by humiliating her in front of the audience, bringing her to her senses.

Later, Sketch begins a sexual relationship with Anwar to be near to Maxxie, which is shown to put a strain on their friendship in "Michelle" and "Chris".

Following this, in the Unseen Skins episode "A Cycological Romance", chronicles a week in Maxxie's life. On Monday, Maxxie meets a new love interest: James (played by Sean Verey), who is both gay and a cyclist. Maxxie seems very interested, leaving him a note on his bicycle. Sketch steals this note, later slashing Maxxie's tires. On Tuesday, Maxxie is forced to take the bus, and so leaving a window for Sketch to approach James warning him off on the grounds that: She was his ex-girlfriend and he stalks her (both lies). On Wednesday, James tells Maxxie to leave him alone, only to work out Sketch was lying. The next morning (Thursday), James finds his tires slashed and is also forced to get the bus, meeting Maxxie onboard. They talk and work out that this is all Sketch's work; they decide to start again. Sketch is seen outside looking in with a face of melancholy, as the two exchange names.

In "Jal", Maxxie proudly introduces James to everyone at college. Sketch seems to look jealous at the pairing whilst Anwar looks uneasy.

In "Final Goodbyes", Maxxie and James move to London together, forgoing University, and convince Anwar (who didn't get the grades to get in to University) to join them.

QuotesEdit

(To Sketch) "Your fucking crazy!!"

(To Tony) "Sorry Tony, Big gay night out with the lads!"

(To Dale) Dale... "You can't just treat me like shit and just... and just... Ah fuck it!"

"I lost my head... and then he gave me head!"

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