The Mitchells Vs. The Machines LGBTQ Character: Maya Rudolph & Abbi Jacobson Interview

The Mitchells Vs the Machines LGBTQ Character

Netflix’s The Mitchells Vs. The Machines is coming to the streaming service Friday, April 30th. It is such an adorable family-friendly film, starring some amazing talent including Maya Rudolph and Abbi Jacobson. To celebrate the film, I recently attended a couple of interviews with the cast and creator and discussed the making of the film, fun tidbits and even a subtle LGBTQ character! Check out the details during my Maya Rudolph and Abbi Jacobson interview including The Mitchells Vs. the Machines LGBTQ character.

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The Mitchells Vs. the Machines LGBTQ Character

In The Mitchells Vs. The Machines, Maya Rudolph plays Linda Mitchell (mom to the Mitchell clan) and Abbi Jacobson plays daughter Katie Mitchell (an artsy & quirky YouTuber). In the film it is preceived Katie is an LGTBQ character, with subtle undertones given such as Katie sporting a rainbow pin on her jacket and even at the end, mom Linda asks her if she and Jade “were official” yet. During the interview, both Maya and Abbi professed their love for how beautifully the script was written and although Katie is queer, it was not made a big deal about. There is a beauty to the subtleness of how it was handled, Katie is a character who happens to be part of the LGBTQ community but that fact does not define her in this film.

Check out the full Maya Rudolph & Abbi Jacobson interview in the video below:

More The Mitchells Vs. The Machines Interview Fun Facts

Check out some more fun fact from The Mitchells Vs. The Machines interview with Maya Rudolph and Abbi Jacobson.

  • Abbi Jacobson relates to her character Katie: she has a drive to make things, tell stories and look for every outlet to express herself.
  • Maya Rudolph relates to her character Linda as a mom but also relates to Katie in many ways because she is very artistic.
  • Maya Rudolph says Linda is is the glue of the family. “She just wants everyone to be happy and get along.”
  • All of Maya Rudolph‘s action scenes were saved to record at the end of filming, as they were intense and creators did not want her to lose her voice.
  • Being queer herself, Abbi Jacobson is excited for her LGTBQ character Katie being part of a hugely animated film that will go to a large audience.

The Mitchells Vs. The Machines drop on Netflix April 30th.