Last night the LGBTQ and entertainment worlds collided in a major way with the series premiere of Ryan Murphy‘s Pose on FX. The show tells the story of LGBTQ community members in the late 1980s as they live their lives trying to fit the mold of the “American Dream” and make it big in the ball room scene of New York City. If you haven’t heard of it, check out the trailer here.
Before it premiered, I was excited for a plethora reasons. The main one being that a show about people of color in the LGBTQ community was airing on a major network… and not on the basis of flashy, stereotypical dramatic tv. The show aims to tell the stories of people that we haven’t seen on such a mainstream platform.
My biggest take away of the pilot episode is that I LOVE it! . Blanca is by far the greatest character. Honestly, I wish that every young LGTBQ person could have a Blanca in their life. Blanca isn’t doing what’s she’s doing solely for her own gratification and glory, she is doing it to help others.
The show truly tells real life stories and opens people’s eyes to the struggles, trials, and triumphs of so many LGBTQ people; especially transgender people. Not to mention the face that the cast consist of multiple transgender actors, actresses and soon to be gay icons.
One of the best things about this show is how it speaks on the problems the LGBTQ community still faces today. Pose showcases the history that has so greatly influenced our LGBTQ community and premiering at the beginning of Pride month is perfectly timed. This show makes me proud to be LGBTQ and proud to continue learning even more about the history of the LGBTQ community.
I cannot wait for next week’s episode and all this season has in store. If you haven’t already seen the pilot episode go watch now and tune in for the rest of the season!