Pose

 The television drama “Pose” has been around for awhile now. In fact it just premiered it’s third season.

Here is a look at the show from Google :

“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, “

Of interest to us is the fact the show is produced by transgender icon “Janet Mock” (top image) and features several transgender actors. 

I watched it for the first time recently and was fascinated. Even by the reproductions of the New York drag balls. I have never been to anything close to a drag ball but have been to several fairly good sized parties which featured many drag queens. I remember the energy was palpable. 

One of my favorite characters is played by Indya Moore (above) who identifies as transgender and non binary. Preferred pronouns are “she/her” and “they/them”. 

The show is on Sunday nights at 10pm EDT around here and airs on the “FX” network. I’m sure it’s available on a streaming service too.

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