Buck Angel is more than just a transman, or a film maker, or author, or motivational speaker. Mr Angel, as the MB team likes to say with no small degree of respect, is quite simply, an inspiration. His appearance here on Monday last has to be one of our favourite in-store appearances yet and he gave over 50 locals a compelling evening of film, talk, understanding and community.
The new documentary, Mr Angel, a recent winner at the Seatle Film Festival, gave us all a much deeper understanding of Buck’s life experience, particularly from the view of his family. It is rare to hear the voices of family and friends in such open and honest ways – especially when connected with such a public personality.
We highly recommend viewing of the documentary (it’s available on Netflix amongst other sources) for anyone who is transitioning and it is a virtual must-see for their closest friends and family. There are so many questions answered in unexpected and heartfelt ways.
One of the great joys of having Buck in-store is his willingness not only to share, but to talk on-on-one with our communities about his experience, and to hear the stories of others’. There were more than a few folks in the audience that have told us how important and special it was for them to connect to Buck in person. For the first time we found our audience was not just adults, but families – those who want to love and support the trans men and women in their lives. Buck managed to highlight the challenges faced by families in beautifully honest ways and it left an impression on us all.
We’d like to thank Buck, Bruce and the MB team (who worked SO hard on the day), our standing-room-only crowd and Collide Magazine for covering the event. We’ll have news soon on their Buck Angel competition.
This Friday two fantastic local productions will be hosting events to celebrate their new works right here in the Inner West. Join MB for a special screening of Love Hard or the Series 3 launch of lesbian tv series Starting From Now… Read more →
It’s been a while since Max Black was excited by the premiere of a new Australian film. It seems like its been a while since we’ve seen the sort of challenging, exciting and ultimately entertaining productions that gave us the boom of pictures we rushed to local screens to see in the 90’s. Well that seems to be changing… Read more →
Buck Angel, the world’s most famous trans pioneer, returns to Max Black this November for a very special evening of conversation and inspiration with a screening of the award-winning documentary Mr Angel. Read more →
Max Black was proud to be a sponsor of the very first International Power Exchange Title to be held in Australia. This remarkable and very sexy event celebrates those relationships that make us feel powerful and invited participation from all corners – gay, hetero, non-identifying, poly-amorous, queer or kinky – as long as the relationship you are in is one… Read more →
The Gathering returns to Sydney this October with over 40 brilliant kinky workshops amongst a host of some very glamorous fetish events. With so much to choose from we thought we’d help out by talking about the 6 workshops we’re recommending to customers and friends of MB. Read more →
Max is your store for tickets to some of Sydney’s hottest local gigs and this week there’s lots to talk about – from the fetish night markets to the black and white ball, bad dog’s latest and the inaugural Internation Power Exchange title… Read more →
With Spring in the air (the Jasmine is in bloom in Newtown!) now is the perfect time to pick up a sultry new volume and soak in the sunshine along with some sexy inspiration. Our huge book department has grown a little larger this week with these new titles available now: All of these titles, and few more, are in-store… Read more →
You can google “how to spank someone” and get millions of helpful (or unhelpful) tips and instructions, but nothing beats (ha!) being taught in the flesh by two experienced players. Read more →
It’s no secret that Max Black loves Wild Hide. This fantastic Australian leather workshop has been working with us for over 5 years now and their leather harness products are some of our all-time best sellers! Every one of them is hand crafted by talented leathersmiths in sunny Queensland with a beautiful attention to detail that delivers soft, sensual and… Read more →