Thursday, May 03, 2018

Ryan Murphy Strikes a 'Pose'


Here's your first look at "Pose," Ryan Murphy's new series set in the queer ballroom community of the 1980s. I'm intrigued -- "The Assassination of Gianni Versace" really worked for me -- although I'm already sensing the white cisgender man in the trailer plays an outsize role in this otherwise diverse world ... will it play in Wokeville?



From a release: 
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.  
Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel.

The transgender cast includes Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Tony Award winner Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, and newcomers Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside and Angel Bismark Curiel. Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Canals and Silas Howard serve as co-executive producers, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay also serve as producers. The eight-episode first season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

3 comments:

jaragon said...

That is one fabulous trailer

fydbac said...

Yeah, I feel the same "sense". Though I do enjoy watching that actor perform, his casting seems...wedged in. Like he could've been played by a non yt actor: but they playing that tactic of "cushioning the blow" so to speak.

Other than that, The diversity in casting is refreshing. I'll be checking it out, at least the first ep.

And just earlier tonight, I mentioned a comic idea I hope to do that's based on Ball culture. Though I've been wanting to do some kinda story with it for about 2 years now.

jaragon said...

I love your ironic wisecracks...

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