‘Pose and ‘Ozark’ Casting Brought Unknowns Centerstage — and Earned An Emmy Spotlight

‘Pose and ‘Ozark’ Casting Brought Unknowns Centerstage — and Earned An Emmy Spotlight
Casting “Pose,” an FX drama about African American and Latino Lgtbq ballroom culture is a tricky balancing act, and it took a particularly keen eye for talent to pull it off with any degree of authenticity. One of the many reasons “Pose” has been critically acclaimed is due to its cast, who bring the glitziness of the show’s ballroom culture and quieter family scenes to life with remarkable sincerity.

“Pose” features a predominantly trans cast—the show’s creators claim it is the largest cast of transgender actors in regular series roles—and it is unafraid of diving into Lgtbq and trans issues that most shows on major networks wouldn’t dare to discuss. The show’s unapologetic mix of drama, extravagant ballroom scenes and underdiscussed social issues are part of why “Pose” earned three Emmy nominations, including for outstanding casting, last month. Although there’s plenty of on-screen
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