Editors' Choice

“Pose” Celebrates the GLAM Ball World of 1980s New York

Shelby Chau / June 12, 2018

Pose is a new series that just debuted on FX and is our new must-watch for the summer. Created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, co-creators of Glee and American Horror Story, Pose explores the ballroom community of New York City in 1987: a network of underground balls for LGBT artists, dancers, and drag performers. The show revolves around a brewing ballroom rivalry between House Evangelista and House Abundance and somehow combines Murphy and Falchuk’s previous works, simultaneously uplifting, dramatic, and intoxicating.

Pose stars MJ Rodriguez as Blanca Rodriguez/Blanca Evangelista, a trans belle of the ball, Indya Moore as struggling dancer Angel Evangelista, Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon Richards/Damon Evangelista, Dominique Jackson as their rival Elektra Abundance, Tony-award winner Billy Porter as Pray Tell, the entrancing emcee of the ball, Even Peters as Stan Bowes, Kate Mara as Patty Bowes, and James Van Der Beek as Stan’s egotistical boss Matt Bromley.

Pose is now playing on FX. Check out this trailer for the first season and then find a way to watch last week’s episode, because this show is the glamorous all-grown-up version of Glee we didn’t know we wanted all these years.