Meet gay Q-Force super-spy Mary and voice actor Sean Hayes

Olivia Olphin September 6, 2021

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Do you love the action of the James Bond films, but wish they were just a little bit more gay? Then look no further than the new Netflix animated series Q-Force. We introduce you to the main protagonist and gay super-spy Steve ‘Mary’ Maryweather, as well as voice actor Sean Hayes.

Spoilers ahead!

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Q-Force is a an adult animated comedy based around a group of queer super-spies.

The series follows Mary after he has been ostracised from the heteronormative spy community once he comes out as gay. He decides to prove himself, as him and his team work on a new case for the American Intelligence Agency (AIA).

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Who is Mary from Q-Force?

Mary is the confident leader of the Q-Force team. He was a promising young spy but his career fell apart when he came out as gay.

In 2011 he was on track to be valedictorian at the AIA academy. However, he came out to his class as gay and was soon demoted, ending up working in one of the safest areas in the world.

His main skills include expertise in hand-to-hand combat, weaponry, horse riding, and he can also speak multiple languages.

However, while he is normally confident, and sometimes egotistical, he does struggle with seducing targets as he hasn’t got as much experience.

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Do Mary and Benji end up together?

During the series Mary begins dating small-business owner Benji, played by Gabe Liedman. However, it is impossible for Mary to tell him that he works for the AIA.

Mary leaves Benji to protect him from the dangers of the spy life. However, they can’t stay away from each other and meet again at Pride in Gyenorvya.

While under mind control Benji beats Mary up. Once he is fully recovered he realises what he has done and feels awful about it, leaving Mary again.

However, at the end of the series Mary reveals to Benji that he works for the AIA and it appears that the couple get back together. I guess we will have to wait for season 2 to find out for sure.

Meet Mary voice actor Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is a 51 year old actor, comedian and presenter from Ellyn, Illinois.

He is perhaps most well known for his work playing Jack McFarland in Will & Grace from 1998-2020. Hayes has also starred in comedy films such as The Cat In The Hat, The Three Stooges and Cats & Dogs.

His father was a lithographer, but left his mother when Sean was only young. Hayes was then raised by a single mom with four siblings.

To make ends meet, and to put himself through Illinois State University, he played as a classical pianist and majored in performance and orchestra conducting.

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JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! – HOSTED BY SEAN HAYES “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. EST and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical acts, comedians and human interest subjects, along with comedy bits and a house band. The guests for Thursday, August 19 included Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish), Simu Liu (Marvels Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), and musical guest Yola. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images) SEAN HAYES

Hayes now lives in LA with his husband Scott Icenogle, who works as a music producer.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.