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 26 episodes, 2018-2021
Dominique Jackson ...  Elektra 26 episodes, 2018-2021
Indya Moore ...  Angel 26 episodes, 2018-2021
Angel Bismark Curiel ...  Lil Papi 26 episodes, 2018-2021
Billy Porter ...  Pray Tell 24 episodes, 2018-2021
Hailie Sahar ...  Lulu 23 episodes, 2018-2021
Dyllon Burnside ...  Ricky 21 episodes, 2018-2021
Jason A. Rodriguez ...  Lemar 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Ryan Jamaal Swain ...  Damon Richards 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Jeremy McClain ...  Cubby 17 episodes, 2018-2021
Angelica Ross ...  Candy 16 episodes, 2018-2021
Sandra Bernhard ...  Judy Kubrak 13 episodes, 2018-2021
Alexia Garcia ...  Aphrodite 13 episodes, 2018-2021
Bianca Castro ...  Veronica 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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Paris is Burning director Jennie Livingston is credited as consulting producer. The film was a critically acclaimed documentary about the Ball Culture in New York fictionalized in Pose. See more »


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Beautifully made
18 June 2018 | by joshua-nevesSee all my reviews

Pose is an importante TV show. Period. Even though there are very clear critics to made on the acting, which sometimes looks a bit amateur, and texts that could use a more profund, reflexive and subtle tone instead of what looks to me as ready-for-consumption drama, the show is BEAUTIFULLY made and you can see the passion of the people who worked on it. Serving face, looks ans subjects that actually matter in our society. I hope it grows, pushing the actors forward to get better and better. Meryl Streep wasn't made from dawn to dusk and I think this show is working with a lot of talents on the making. WATCH IT!!

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