Pose, the latest Ryan Murphy creation set to make a splash on FX upon its arrival June 3, received its first full trailer on Thursday. Centered on the disparate realities and interactions of socio-economic communities across New York City circa 1987, the groundbreaking series tells a story of people from different worlds searching for familiar comfort.
The show’s focus on the ball culture and house system that gave many young queer people of color homes during the ‘80s is the first of its kind, reveling in the pageantry of the intensely artistic and competitive walks that allowed its ostracized members an outlet for free expression and self-discovery. It also stands in contrast of its portrayal of the Trumpish yuppie culture of the era, whose focus on status and appearance can be both affirming and hollow simultaneously, questioning what inclusion in such a society actually means.
This idea of inclusion extends beyond the camera, as the show is also making headlines for having the largest cast of transgender actors in regular roles and the largest amount of LGBTQ cast members in recurring roles in the history of television.
Ultimately, Pose looks to celebrate and discuss these spheres of influence and their inhabitants’ search for home that still resonates currently, and to look damn good while doing it. See for yourself in the trailer below and prepare to walk when Pose debuts June 3 on FX.