Preview – Pose

Picture Shows: Blanca Rodriguez (MJ RODRIGUEZ). Image Credit: BBC/FX/Pari Dukovic.

This American period drama stands out from the outset, starring as it does a diverse cast including many African-American and LGBT actors.

Set in 1980s New York, Pose follows the alternative ball culture, where drag queens and transgender people competed against each other in fashion contest. The lead, a transgender woman named Blanca Rodriquez (Mj Rodriquez) decides to create her own “House of Evangelista”, despite having just been diagnosed with HIV. She soon spots talent to hire however.

Pose is on BBC Two at 21.00, with the entire series being released on BBC iPlayer afterwards.