FX’s hit show Pose now in its final season has shaken the “industry norm” The show highlights the ballroom scene of the 1980s and explores the comparison of life and society in the ball culture world in New York. It’s a show about competition , real life situations and families formed.
Despite the jubilance of the underground ballroom scene of the 80s and 90s, where Black and Latino trans and queer people could safely present however they chose, there was still danger in their day-to-day lives as they faced sweeping transphobia, homophobia, and biphobia aimed at limiting the visibility and social influence of the LGBTQ community.
Even with the discrimination, physical violence, and abandon families the ballroom community had a distinctive culture that was able to showcase their freedom and jubilation.
Although on it’s final season Pose has shown us that love of self and love of others is the foundation of our legacy in this unpredictable world.