POSE

2021
4.7
33 reviews
14+
Rating
Eligible
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Season 1 episodes (9)

1 Pilot
6/3/18
In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis. Alongside the members of her newly formed House of Evangelista, Blanca competes in the House Ballroom scene against her former mother and recent rival, Elektra Abundance. Meanwhile, Damon Richards moves to New York City with aspirations of joining a dance company.
2 Access
6/10/18
Blanca is denied access to a popular bar leading to a purposeful feud. Meanwhile, inexperienced Damon learns the truth about love and sex when he is asked on a date.
3 Giving and Receiving
6/17/18
The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel’s lack of holiday spirit. Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.
4 The Fever
6/24/18
Candy’s insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball. Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.
5 Mother's Day
7/1/18
Blanca is forced to reconnect with her estranged siblings after the death of her mother.
6 Love Is the Message
7/8/18
Pray Tell organizes a cabaret for the AIDS ward at a local hospital.
7 Pink Slip
7/15/18
Blanca makes a startling revelation about Lil Papi that changes the House of Evangelista forever. Meanwhile, Elektra rethinks her means of survival when the House of Abundance is evicted from their apartment.
8 Mother of the Year
7/22/18
The ultimate showdown takes places at the Princess Ball, when the House of Evangelista battles against the House of Ferocity and Mother of the Year is decided.
101 First Look
5/20/18
Take a look at the all new series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, Pose.  Set in the 1980s in New York City, Pose is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of different segments of society in New York, including the ball culture world.

About this show

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.Mj Rodriguez plays "Blanca," who forms a "house," a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Ryan Jamaal Swain plays "Damon," 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," played by Dominique Jackson. Billy Porter plays "Pray Tell," Godfather to the children who compete in the balls. Indya Moore plays "Angel," a streetwalker who develops feelings for a new client, "Stan," played by Evan Peters. Kate Mara plays his loving wife, "Patty." James Van Der Beek plays Stan's boss, "Matt."
4.7
33 reviews
Alessandro Iachelli
August 22, 2019
I kept hearing about it and reading news coverage about the show. So I finally decided to take the plunge and bought the first season. I watched the first episode and I was hooked! Finished the whole season in less than 24 hours. Waiting for my partner to catch up so we can watch season 2. There's not enough to be said about this show. Just watch it! I fell in love with it.
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K Sunn
August 10, 2020
This show is EVERYTHING! I just finished watching the last of season 2 and I am sad there isn't more. The FASHION.. music, characters, heart and love is so good! What a joy!
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Jamaal Parker
June 13, 2018
Such a strong story line with characters that actually make you feel, It's so refreshing to have actual trans women play trans people on the show. The set and costuming is so well done, and the story is very true and told well so far as to how life was for these people in the era!
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