Ryan Murphy announced on social media this week that he will donate all profits from his upcoming FX series Pose to various trans and LGBTQ charities.
“These groups do amazing work and need our support,” he said. “Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I’m supporting, and encourage you to do the same!”
I am donating 100 percent of my profits from my new FX show POSE towards trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations. These groups do amazing work and need our support. Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I’m supporting, and encourage you to do the same!
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) May 9, 2018
According to Deadline: Pose is set in 1986 and “examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York City: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.”
It premieres on FX Sunday, June 3, and features the largest cast of trans actors in series regular roles in history. Another reason to love Mr Murphy.
via Gay Times:
They are MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross, and they’ll all be playing transgender characters. The announcement of their roles followed a six-month nationwide search by casting director Alexa Fogel.
The series will also feature the largest recurring LGBTQ cast ever for a scripted US TV series.
“Along with being a dance musical and an affirming look at American life in the 1980s, I’m so proud that Pose and FX have made history right from the beginning by featuring the most trans series regular actor ever in an American television production,” Murphy said.
“Additionally, the first season of Pose will feature 50-plus LGBTQ characters – a record in American television history.”
Joining the aforementioned actors are Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllon Burnside, and Billy Porter, who plays the master of ceremonies.
Behind the scenes, co-creator Steven Canals has been writing scripts for the series alongside Transparent writer and producer Our Lady J and trans activist and author Janet Mock.
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