If you're in-tune with teenage pop culture then there's no way you missed HBO’s Euphoria last summer. In the midst of the topics covered including, drug addiction, bullying, toxic masculinity and the inner struggle to find comfort with your sexuality, one character struck out the most because even though her decisions were questionable, at least she knew exactly who she was and what she wanted and instilled in us a confidence we all aspire to have. Her name is Maddy Perez, played by Alexa Demie, and she is that bitch!
Galore Magazine got inside her head and styled her up in Muehleder’s Unreleased Joy Ride Dress. Check out what she had to say about toxic romance and self-love!
That isn’t love. Love shouldn’t be a challenge. Love shouldn’t be hurtful or toxic. Give yourselves the space to love yourselves and through doing that you will grow and attract a beautiful relationship that you don’t have to question
What was school life like for you, and what character on Euphoria hits closest to home?
Everyone always assumes I was a cheerleader or super popular and really I was a bit of a loner. I didn’t go to prom. I didn’t date anyone inside of my school. I would say I relate most to Rue minus the drugs with a bit of Maddy and Jules. I dealt with a lot of sadness and depression growing up. I think I just felt alone and misunderstood at that age but always hopeful. I was already using clothes and makeup as a way to express myself and create characters so that’s where Maddy comes in. I always knew I wanted more and that’s where my Jules energy comes through.