In the New York of the late 80s and early 90s, this is a story of ball culture and the gay and trans community, the raging AIDS crisis and capitalism.
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Series cast summary:
Mj Rodriguez ...  Blanca Rodriguez 25 episodes, 2018-2021
Dominique Jackson ...  Elektra 21 episodes, 2018-2021
Indya Moore ...  Angel 21 episodes, 2018-2021
Angel Bismark Curiel ...  Lil Papi 21 episodes, 2018-2021
Billy Porter ...  Pray Tell 20 episodes, 2018-2021
Hailie Sahar ...  Lulu 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Ryan Jamaal Swain ...  Damon Richards 18 episodes, 2018-2021
Jason A. Rodriguez ...  Lemar 17 episodes, 2018-2021
Dyllon Burnside ...  Ricky 17 episodes, 2018-2021
Jeremy McClain ...  Cubby 16 episodes, 2018-2021
Angelica Ross ...  Candy 15 episodes, 2018-2021
Leiomy Maldonado ...  Florida 12 episodes, 2018-2021


Set in the 1980s, 'Pose' is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, and the downtown social and literary scene. Blanca forms a 'house', a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth who have been rejected by their birth families. Damon is a dancer who joins Blanca's house. Together, they compete in the balls -- where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills -- against Blanca's former house mother, Elektra. Pray Tell is Godfather to the children who compete in the balls. Angel is a streetwalker who develops feelings for a new client, Stan, who has a loving wife, Patty. James Van Der Beek co-stars as Stan's boss, Matt. Written by Jwelch5742

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Tatiana Maslany was originally cast in a role but the character was rewritten as Damon's dance teacher, Helena St. Rogers and is played by Charlayne Woodard. See more »


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Wonderful concept that deserves better writing
2 August 2019 | by robertconyersSee all my reviews

I love POSE. Which is why I care about it. It's one of the first trans led, trans positive shows to tell the story of lgbtq+ culture in 80s/90s New York ball scene. Yet as much as I love it, I feel half the episodes are like watching re-runs of Jem and the holograms. There's goodies and baddies for every episode, push down your throat morality lessons, and unrealistic poverty living standards. The main lesson I've learnt is that as long as your beautiful and wear amazing clothes you'll life will be fabulous. Forget hardship, just put on a lipstick, spend all your money on outfits and the gym and you'll be fine. The shows premise is amazing, the actors are great and the background stories for the main characters need telling. Yet we need to be able tell these stories in a realistic way so they can be properly understood, so that the audience can fully explore and comprehend the real drama of people's Lives. I feel Pose takes important issues and works to raise awareness but does so with so much millennial style filtering that the real meaning is lost amongst all the gloss and glitter.

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