- Moira/Max Sweeney
Infobox character | name = Max Sweeney
real_name = Moira Sweeney
first = 3.01: "Labia Majora"
occupation = IT
title =Project Manager
spouse = none
children = none
relatives = Bon Sweney ("Father"),Irene Sweeney ("Mother")Margaret Sweeney ("Sister"),Sioban Sweeney ("Sister")
Max Sweeney, formerly Moira Sweeney, is a
fictional characteron the Showtimetelevision network series " The L Word". He is played by the American actress Daniela Sea. Max is a transmanwho has a relationship with Jenny Schecterthrough most of the third season.
Moira accompanies Jenny on her return to
Los Angelesfrom Skokie, Illinois. Moira's butch gender identityand working classbackground clash with Jenny's circle of friends. Turned down for work as a computer programmer, Moira begins transitioning with grey marketmale hormones and no medical assistance, and adopts the name Max. As Max, he gets a well-paying job as a programmer with the same company that turned down Moira. His changing behavior causes friction with Jenny, who loses interest the more masculine Max becomes.
Max gets medical and psychiatric support for his transition, and has an uncomfortable dating relationship with his boss' daughter. Later, Max comes out as
transgenderat work. In the ninth episode of the season, Max receives a phone call from home. His sister, Maggie tells him that his mother has died, but also tells Max that she doesn't want him to come home to attend the funeral. Hostility from his managers and coworkers from throughout the season prompt Max to quit his job. The season ends with him contemplating breast removal.
Max, having decided not to have surgery, works as Alice's technical support and continues living with Jenny and Shane. He becomes suspicious of Jenny's new assistant, Adele. He sleeps with
Jodi Lerner's sign interpreter Tom.
* [http://www.sho.com/site/lword/character.do?character=max Official Character Website]
* [http://lwordwiki.sho.com/page/Max+Sweeney L Word Wiki Character Page]
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