Watch: The Trailer For “Pose” Is Here and It’s Already the Gayest Thing in TV History

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!

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!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  2. 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!

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