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Pose

About the Show

Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York’s underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the 1980s. Making television history, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, including Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar and Angelica Ross, who co-star alongside Tony Award® winner and Golden Globe® nominee Billy Porter, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Angel Bismark Curiel, and Dyllón Burnside. Sandra Bernhard and Charlayne Woodard round out the ensemble. The Golden Globe-nominated drama also features the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series.


Upon receiving an HIV positive diagnosis, Blanca Rodriguez (Mj Rodriguez) is forced to confront her mortality and dedicates herself to leaving a legacy. With the encouragement of her friend Pray Tell (Billy Porter), the fierce patriarch and emcee of the house balls, Blanca breaks from Elektra (Dominique Jackson), mother of the House of Abundance, and starts her very own “house,” a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Blanca’s newly formed House of Evangelista becomes a haven for anyone searching for a home, and Blanca’s new family soon includes streetwalker “Angel” (Indya Moore), aspiring dancer “Damon” (Ryan Jamaal Swain) and his boyfriend “Ricky” (Dyllón Burnside) and street-wise “Lil Papi” (Angel Bismark Curiel).After a rocky start, the upstart House of Evangelista soon overshadows all becoming a premiere force in the ballroom. Their meteoric rise culminates with Blanca receiving the community’s ultimate honor when she is crowned “Mother of the Year.”


Three years later, it’s 1990 and the ball scene is being exposed to the mainstream for the first time, forcing the House of Evangelista to reevaluate its goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis continues to ravage the community and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.


Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, who executive produce alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall and Sherry Marsh. Janet Mock is a co-executive producer, and Our Lady J is a supervising producer. Lou Eyrich, Tanase Popa and Erica Kay also serve as producers. The ten-episode second season is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

Season 2
Season 2

Sn.2 Ep.10

"In My Heels"

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In My Heels

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After a medical set back, Blanca struggles to reassemble the House of Evangelista. Meanwhile, Pray Tell confronts old traumas when an exciting new category is proposed. An FX Original Series.

67 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 08/20

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"Life's a Beach"

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Life's a Beach

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With Blanca reeling from an unexpected loss, Elektra organizes a girls trip to the shore. An FX Original Series.

42 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 08/13

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"Revelations"

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Revelations

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Relationships are irreparably damaged when Damon reveals the secrets others have been hiding. An FX Original Series.

55 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 08/06

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"Blow"

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Blow

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The House of Evangelista plan a large prank to antagonize Frederica. Meanwhile, Angel is introduced to the unsavory side of modeling. An FX Original Series.

42 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/30

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"Love's in Need of Love Today"

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Love's in Need of Love Today

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After falling ill while organizing his annual AIDS Cabaret, PrayTell lands in the hospital leading to a series of unexpected visitors. An FX Original Series.

49 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/23

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"What Would Candy Do?"

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What Would Candy Do?

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Competition gets the best of Damon and Ricky as they audition for a spot on Madonna's Blonde Ambition tour. An FX Original Series.

43 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/16

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"Never Knew Love Like This Before"

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Never Knew Love Like This Before

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The Ballroom community is shaken to its core when a valued member is brutally attacked. An FX Original Series.

62 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 07/09

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"Butterfly/Cocoon"

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Butterfly/Cocoon

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A fatal mishap with a client leads Elektra to seek out the counsel of Blanca and Candy. Meanwhile, moving from friends to lovers proves to be a challenge for Angel and Lil Papi. An FX Original Series.

42 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 06/25

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"Worth It"

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Worth It

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Determined to be an example to her children, Blanca launches a business venture with unexpected results. Meanwhile, Ricky's travels have unpredicted consequences for his relationship with Damon, and Elektra shocks the ballroom community with a bold move. An FX Original Series.

54 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 06/18

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"Acting Up"

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Acting Up

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Convinced Madonna's "Vogue" will lead to mainstream acceptance, Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams - while deferring her own. Pray Tell joins an activist organization fighting for the rights of HIV positive people. An FX Original Series.

59 minutes • TV-MA • Aired 06/11


  • “Pose still sparks one emotion more than any other, and that’s joy...”
    - Entertainment Weekly
  • “For producing such an extraordinary, uncompromising second season, everyone involved in the show deserves to take a bow”
    - TIME
  • “With its return, Pose is even more lovable than it was before”
    - TV Guide
  • “Hang the disco ball, hit the lights, and cue the dulcet tones of Billy Porter, for it is time, once again, to live, work, POSE!”
    - AV Club
  • “Pose returns…with a resolute confidence in both its big glimmer and its basic grit….”
    - The Washington Post