Ryan Murphy’s ballroom drama Pose brings it to Foxtel this September

Everyone has been buzzing about the latest show from serial television creator Ryan Murphy, and it’s finally coming to Australian screens this September.

Pose is a ground-breaking series that explores New York’s ballroom scene in the 1980s, putting transgender and queer people of colour’s stories into the spotlight.

The show made history before it even began airing, hiring the largest cast of transgender actors in regular roles, and having the most on-screen roles for LGBTQ+ actors in television.

Pose stars transgender actors Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, alongside Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James van der Beek and Tony-award winner Billy Porter.

Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple “Stan” and “Patty Bowes,” who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s, as epitomized by “Matt Bromley” (James Van Der Beek), Stan’s boss.

Mj Rodriguez stars as “Blanca Rodriguez,” who breaks from the House of Abundance and her former house mother “Elektra Abundance” (Dominique Jackson) to form her own “house,” a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Indya Moore plays “Angel,” a streetwalker who develops feelings for her new client, Stan.

Ryan Jamaal Swain plays “Damon Richards,” a dancer who joins Blanca’s house. Together they compete in the Balls—where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills.

Under the watchful eye of “Pray Tell” (Billy Porter), Grandfather to all the children who compete in the house balls, Elektra’s House of Abundance and Blanca’s upstart House of Evangelista face off in what may develop into a legendary rivalry.

Created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Glee, Popular), along with collaborators Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, Pose is sure to be full of high-camp drama.

Pose begins Tuesday September 11th at 6:30pm on Foxtel’s Showcase.



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