“The Final Pose – An Exhibition Ball” – pays tribute to ball culture from the 80s to today – May 2, 2021
Get in on the action as Pose invites everyone to The Final Pose – An Exhibition Ball – a virtual event immediately preceding the premiere of the series’ third and final season on May 2 on FX. The online event will run for 90 minutes and feature exclusive messages from show talent, guest judges, ball performances, and more.
Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Pose’s runway choreographer, will produce and host the celebration honoring ball culture from the 80s to today. Open to all to attend, fans can take part in this unique experience from the comfort of their own homes and view the virtual ball live on Pose social platforms.
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 late 1980s. In this final season, it’s now 1994 and ballroom feels like a distant memory for Blanca who struggles to balance being a mother with being a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 to 44, Pray Tell contends with unexpected health burdens. Elsewhere, the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacy.
The award-nominated drama made television history in its first season by featuring the largest-ever cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, including Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore and Hailie Sahar, who star alongside Billy Porter, Dyllón Burnside, Angel Bismark Curiel, Sandra Bernhard and Jason A. Rodriguez. The series also features the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series, and boasts a full roster of LGBTQ and POC behind-the-scenes as producers, writers, directors and crew.
Pose has set an industry benchmark for representation with Billy Porter becoming the first openly gay man to win the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and Janet Mock becoming the first trans woman of colour hired as a writer on a TV series, as well as the first transgender woman of colour to write and direct a TV episode.
The Final Pose – An Exhibition Ball
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Followed by the Pose season three premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX
Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, who executive produce alongside Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh and Janet Mock. Our Lady J is co-executive producer. Tanase Popa is supervising producer. Lou Eyrich, Jeff Dickerson, and Kip Myers also serve as producers. The show is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.
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