‘Pose’ is an American drama television series that airs on FX. It first premiered on June 3, 2018. The show has been created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals. The project is backed by Color Force, Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, Ryan Murphy Television, Fox 21 Television Studios, and FXP, while Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Lou Eyrich, and Erica Kay are the producers. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Sherry Marsh are on board as the executive producers.
The show is set in the ’80s and explores the glamorous and scandalous New York City and how it respires through the advancing world. An exotic mix of various cultures and lifestyle choices, the series quickly attracted a strong and interested fan base. The critics have praised the series for its aesthetics, ambition, and focus on the minorities, with one critic saying it is “an engaging portrait of dark days met with merriment. Pain and perseverance are sewn together to create something humble yet fabulous—and, it should be shouted over all the show’s loud and glorious clamor, very much long overdue.”
Pose Cast: Who is in it?
The star-studded cast for ‘Pose’ includes names like Evan Peters and Kate Mara leading the charge. The predominantly unknown cast includes many first timers and background actors who have sprung to the center stage. But it is the casting of MJ Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez/Blanca Evangelista, “an HIV-positive trans woman who is the new mother of House Evangelista and former member of House Abundance”, which has really given the show a new meaning and outlook. Apart from the main cast, which includes plenty of trans actors, which is a major bonus for diverse representation, the show has several supporting and guest characters who make the entire experience much richer, which is exactly what the network intended.
In the upcoming season, most of the main cast is expected to return, and we might even see some new characters. Bettie Midler, the star of ‘Hocus Pocus’ will be joining along with Judith Light. Sandra Bernhard will be bumped up from a guest star to a series regular. However, most importantly, Patti LuPone, the Broadway legend is joining the cast. Speaking about this, Ryan told Variety, “We’ve come up with this great role for Patti LuPone. She loves the show and we wrote this part and she said, ‘Yes, I want to do it,’ so she’s coming to play with us in a couple of weeks.”
Pose Plot: What is it about?
The official synopsis for the plot of ‘Pose’ explains the show as: “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.”