FX just dropped the trailer for its new Ryan Murphy show, Pose, and holy whoa! We first heard about Pose back in December, when it was reported that Murphy was developing a show around the ’80s ball culture scene that would feature 50+ LGBTQ characters and the largest number of trans series regulars in American TV history. Well, the proof is here now and it’s honestly glorious. Take a look:
The first press release for Pose promised “a look at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in 1980s New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.” I’m not exactly sure what I thought it would look like — there’s no arguing that Ryan Murphy makes visually stunning television — but I did not expect a Paris Is Burning-style documentary intro. I’m even more hyped now, and I’m not the only one!
I want to cry watching this…for so many reasons. Can't wait to be able to talk about how deeply rewarding and profound being a part of this show has been. It's truly been a BALL! #PoseFX
— Angelica Ross (@angelicaross) March 22, 2018
I get so emotional seeing all this amazing trans talent and beauty on screen. I know @PoseOnFX will show once and for all that the pool of trans talent is deep. There's no reason we shouldn't be cast to play both trans and nontrans characters. #TransIsBeautiful #PoseFX https://t.co/rUWXgnpACg
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) April 12, 2018
I am so damn hype to be writing for these people, MY community. Y’all ain’t ready. #PoseFX https://t.co/Cguig9qLTl
— Janet Mock (@janetmock) April 12, 2018
MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross are all playing series regular trans characters, and Janet Mock and Our Lady J are in the writers’ room. Pose is being executive produced by Nina Jacobson, who did The People vs. O.J. Simpson with Murphy (and lots of other non-Murphy A-list things like The Hunger Games and Pirates of the Caribbean). She’s also a lesbian who came up with Murphy in the ’90s; they ran a ten-person groupf called Out There that met and talked about the rare and wondrous life of not being closeted in Hollywood. Evan Peters, Kate Mara, and James Van Der Beek will play the straights.
Pose lands on FX on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the other LGBTQ characters before then!
… am I not awake yet and this is my dream state Autostraddle?
I CANNOT SCREAM ENOUGH ABOUT HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THIS TELEVISION SHOW!!
This. looks. amazing.
I loved the trailer. I can’t wait until June!
Rooney’s sister Kate
will be playin’ the Straight
Six degrees or less from Cate
Her Lou may not be so Str8
Can you even contemplate
This looks incredible! I’m so excited!
This looks amaaaaazing.
How do FX and Fox News have the same parents? I can’t comprehend it.
Rarely do I get excited in my ballerina parts but here we are O_O
Anyone got a link for the trailer that’s not region-locked?
I HATE RYAN MURPHY SO MUCH and I especially hate him for making a show that looks this fucking good. I can’t wait and I also wish it could be anyone-but-Ryan-Murphy behind it!
But goddamn, this looks so good–so much better than I’d even hoped! And Janet Mock in the writers’ room and Angelica Ross in the cast?! I’m thrilled AF!