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Minx season 1: episodes and everything we know about the comedy

Ophelia Lovibond as Joyce sitting down in Minx
Ophelia Lovibond as Joyce sitting down in Minx (Image credit: Katrina Marcinowski / HBO Max)

Minx season 1 is sure to cause a stir when it begins airing on HBO Max, as it showcases its version of 1970s feminism through the eyes of a woman who reluctantly runs an erotic magazine for other women. 

As provocative as the concept may seem, would-be viewers should wait for Minx’s debut with eager anticipation knowing that Paul Feig has signed on as an executive producer of the series. Feig has directed films such as The Heat, Spy and perhaps most notably, Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph. Given his experience working on successful women-led comedies, there are expectations that this new show will also be well-received by audiences. 

Here’s everything we know about Minx season 1.  

Will there be a Minx season 2?

Minx wrapped up its inaugural season on April 14. Since then fans have been wondering if there's more in store for Bottom Dollar/Minx team with a second season. They can wonder no longer as Minx has officially been renewed for season 2, per Deadline (opens in new tab). No specifics on season 2 are available as of yet.

Minx episode recaps

Minx season 1 featured 10 episodes. Here are all of the synopses for the episodes and links to What to Watch's recaps for them.

Minx season 1 episode 1, "Not like a shvantz in the face"
"After a fateful meeting with low-rent publisher Doug Renetti, self-proclaimed feminist Joyce Prigger finally gets a shot at creating the magazine of her dreams - with one enormous catch." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 1 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 2, "Au revoir, le double dong"
"Doug courts his usual advertisers, while Joyce looks for more conventional companies to do business with. Bambi looks to channel her newfound feminism into a new role." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 2 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 3, "Norman Mailer, Samantha Shortcake"
"The arrival of a new local politician disrupts Bottom Dollar's status quo. Then, when her contributors pull out at the last minute, Joyce scrambles to fill Minx with articles that live up to her ludicrously high standards." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 3 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 4, "An exciting new chapter in the annals of erotica"
"While Doug and Tina deal with Bottom Dollar's financial woes, Joyce helps a sexy coverboy prep for Minx's first presser." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 4 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 5, "Relaying news of a wayward snake"
"While Doug and Joyce work to placate the Mob, the Minx team scrambles to live up to their leader's overly ambitious vision." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 5 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 6, "Mary had a little hysterectomy"
"To help bolster Minx's sales, Bambi and Shelly spread the word to local housewives, while Joyce and Glenn are accidental sources of chaos on a local campus." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 6 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 7, "God Save the Queen of Dicks"
"While Doug celebrates Minx's success, Joyce laments her newfound celebrity status. Councilwoman Westbury doubles down on her efforts to bring down Bottom Dollar, and Richie reluctantly enters the LA art scene." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 7 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 8, "Oh, so you're the sun now? You're the giver of life?"
"Joyce enjoys the spotlight as a guest on an iconic TV talk show while fighting against memories of her time in New York. Doug makes moves for Minx. Back home, Bambi and Richie discover Tina's secret." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 8 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 9, "A scintillating conversation about a lethal pesticide"
"While Joyce takes it easy in New York, things back at Bottom Dollar only get harder for Doug, whose vision for Minx clashes with everything Joyce's magazine stood for. Bambi helps Shelly get in touch with her sexuality." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 9 recap.

Minx season 1 episode 10, "You happened to me"
"With all of the Valley seemingly pitted against Bottom Dollar, Doug flounders, while Joyce takes a stand. A men's rights protest threatens the future of Minx." Read WTW's Minx season 1 episode 10 recap.

What is the Minx plot? 

Minx is an HBO Max Original comedy that follows the struggles of a woman who wants to use her ambition and talent as a writer to change the publishing industry of the 1970s. Specifically, she wants to elevate how the industry represents women. 

Unfortunately for her, her original pitch on how to enact that change doesn’t resonate with the gatekeepers of publishing. That’s when she opts into a partnership creating the first erotic magazine for women. 

HBO Max describes the plot by saying: 

"In the 1970s, Joyce (Ophelia Lovibond) is a young feminist from Los Angeles who creates an unlikely bond with editor Doug (Jake Johnson) as they set out to create the first women's erotic magazine."

Jake Johnson, Ophelia Lovibond and Stephen Tobolowsky Minx

Jake Johnson, Ophelia Lovibond and Stephen Tobolowsky in Minx (Image credit: Katrina Marcinowski / HBO Max)

Minx season 1 cast 

Leading the cast of Minx season 1 is Ophelia Lovibond. While the name may not ring a bell for some, fans of Guardians of the Galaxy will remember Lovibond played the character Carina. 

Another standout of the main cast is Jake Johnson. Television watchers will remember Johnson from the hit series New Girl, where he played bartender turned author Nick Miller. While Johnson initially signed onto Minx as a guess star (opens in new tab), during the course of production, he was bumped up to be a main part of the cast. Filling out the rest of the show’s regulars are:  

  • Ophelia Lovibond as Joyce
  • Jake Johnson as Doug
  • Idara Victor as Tina
  • Jessica Lowe as Bambi
  • Lennon Parham as Shelly
  • Michael Angarano as Glenn
  • Oscar Montoya as Richie

Some other familiar names who will appear in Minx (as recurring or one-time guest stars we're not sure yet) include Gillian Jacobs, Hope Davis, Stephen Tobolowsky and Amy Landecker.

Minx season 1 trailer 

HBO Max has provided a first look at their racy new comedy Minx. It looks as if the series won’t be light on laughs or skin.  

How to watch Minx season 1 

Minx is an HBO Max Original series airing in the US. For anyone wanting to watch the show, you’ll need to be sure to sign up for HBO Max, which offers both an ad-supported and ad-free version. With a subscription, subscribers gain access to all HBO content, in addition to the HBO Max Originals programming and the platform’s library of TV shows and movies. 

As of now, there is no official word when Minx will arrive in the UK. However, we will provide updates as that information becomes available. 

Terrell Smith has a diverse writing background having penned material for a wide array of clients including the federal government and Bravo television personalities.  When he’s not writing as Terrell, he’s writing under his pseudonym Tavion Scott, creating scripts for his audio drama podcasts. Terrell is a huge fan of great storytelling when it comes to television and film. Some of his favorite shows include The CrownWandaVision, Abbot Elementary and Godfather of HarlemAnd a fun fact is he's completely dialed into the TLC 90 Day Fiancé universe.