POSE

2021
4.8
448 reviews
TV-MA
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."
4.8
448 reviews
Suzan Newton
July 15, 2019
It's good to view life from any and all angles. This show helped me to be more than just an outsider...looking, guessing, and wondering. It opened it's doors and invited me in and I'm very glad that I took the plunge to open my mind and feelings to some real understanding. Thank You for the invite.
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Aubrie Rakus
August 7, 2019
It should come to no surprise to anyone here that Pose is the first of its kind: a network TV drama written, directed, and acted by queer folks of color. It took generations of community, creativity, and vision on the margins to get to Pose. It tells stories of love, ambition, and survival in an era that we've since whitewashed in the national consciousness. And today, in an environment where we need the wisdom and experiences of our elders to guide us maybe more than ever, it's crucial that we sit up & take note. Pose is an absolute work of art, telling timeless truths rooted in histories that we almost succeeded in burying. Best show around.
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J. Cobbin
July 26, 2019
The characters are FULLY MATRICULATED. Especially the true hero of the show-Billy Porter. Love this series; somehow finding some dark macbre & deviant nods to Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck's American Horror Story series.
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