Set in the 1980s, "Pose" is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, and the downtown social and literary scene. Blanca forms a "house," a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Damon is 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 -- against Blanca's former house mother, Elektra. Pray Tell is Godfather to the children who compete in the balls. Angel is a streetwalker who develops feelings for a new client, Stan, who has a loving wife, Patty. James Van Der Beek co-stars as Stan's boss, Matt.
James Van Der Beek
Ryan Jamaal Swain
Blanca makes a startling revelation about Lil Papi that changes the House of Evangelista forever; Elektra rethinks her means of survival when the House of Abundance is evicted from their apartment.
Pray Tell organizes a cabaret for the AIDS ward at a local hospital.
Blanca is forced to reconnect with her estranged siblings after the death of her mother.
Candy's insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball; Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.
The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel's lack of holiday spirit; Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.
Blanca is denied access to a popular bar, leading to a purposeful feud; inexperienced Damon learns the truth about love and sex when he is asked on a date.
In 1987 New York, Blanca Rodriguez pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis; Damon Richards moves to the city with aspirations of joining a dance company.
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The ultimate showdown takes place at the Princess Ball, as the House of Evangelista battles against the House of Ferocity and Mother of the Year is decided.