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Pose 

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Pose is set in the world of 1987 and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."
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Season 3 Premiere



Most Recent Episode


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista. Meanwhile, Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed.


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Top Rated TV #195 | Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 20 wins & 61 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Mj Rodriguez ...  Blanca Rodriguez 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Dominique Jackson ...  Elektra Abundance 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Indya Moore ...  Angel 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Angel Bismark Curiel ...  Lil Papi 19 episodes, 2018-2021
Billy Porter ...  Pray Tell 18 episodes, 2018-2021
Ryan Jamaal Swain ...  Damon Richards 18 episodes, 2018-2021
Hailie Sahar ...  Lulu 17 episodes, 2018-2021
Dyllon Burnside ...  Ricky 15 episodes, 2018-2021
Jason A. Rodriguez ...  Lemar 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Angelica Ross ...  Candy 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Jeremy McClain ...  Cubby 14 episodes, 2018-2019
Evan Peters ...  Stan Bowes 8 episodes, 2018
Charlayne Woodard ...  Helena St. Rogers 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Bianca Castro ...  Veronica 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Alexia Garcia ...  Aphrodite 8 episodes, 2018-2019
Sandra Bernhard ...  Judy Kubrak 8 episodes, 2018-2021
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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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drag | queer | lgbtq | See All (3) »

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Pose is created by Ryan Murphy. He is also well known for American Horror Story. Billy Porter, Evan Peters, Kate Mara and Christine Ebersole all have appeared in both of his shows. See more »

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Featured in Visible: Out on Television: The New Guard (2020) See more »

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So Far, So Good!
19 June 2018 | by sgws-73239See all my reviews

It's very early in the season to begin an assessment as the story arc is just developing, but I'm "in" thus far. I'm hoping that Ryan Murphy doesn't create a trajectory similar to what we observed with "Glee" and am comforted that he stayed away from a "Paris Is Burning" musical (thus far) as the film itself caused controversy and uproar related to matters of appropriation. I hope that the Pose writers listen to community members on set and keep it real, though many are too young to have experienced, first hand, the events they portray. Please continue to seek out and promote talent in the form of community members who were in the ballroom scene and solicit their input! HIV ravaged the community during this time period and those seeking the comfort of others living the same experience, sharing the same space, were challenged in many ways. It's difficult to invest in relationships that may be fleeting due to a deadly illness.

For those critiquing the acting, it's unfortunate you're not celebrating the use of transgender talent within a community that exists largely in the shadows and is marginalized in our narrow-minded society. For those making societal degradation comments, there are lots of other channels. TV Land may be more your speed.

All that said, I'm loving what I see so far! Thank you for taking this on.


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3 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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