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Pose: Season 1 (2018)




Critic Consensus: Charged with energy, poise, and confidence, Pose pirouettes between artistic opulence and deliciously soapy drama to create a fresh new addition to Ryan Murphy's lexicon.


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Set in the 1980s, Pose 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. Evan Peters and Kate Mara play New Jersey couple "Stan" and "Patty," who get sucked into the glamour and intrigue of New York City in the 1980s. James Van Der Beek plays Peters' financial kingpin boss "Matt."


Kate Mara
as Patty
MJ Rodriguez
as Blanca Rodriguez
Dominique Jackson
as Elektra Abundance
Billy Porter
as Pray Tell
Ryan Jamaal Swain
as Damon Richards
Charlayne Woodard
as Helena St. Rogers
Hailie Sahar
as Lulu Abundance
Angelica Ross
as Candy Abundance
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All Critics (50) | Top Critics (26)

Invigorating or emotionally affecting at its best, it's also clunky and rote-like with unbecoming frequency.

June 4, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The most exciting aspect of the show is the fresh faces that populate it.

June 7, 2018 | Full Review…

For those of us new to that world, Pose introduces us to its rituals, language, and spirit effortlessly, and enjoyably.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Pose brims with fresh faces delivering impressive performances, and it succeeds in humanizing characters and a subculture that has too often been overlooked, oppressed or vilified elsewhere on television.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Pose finds itself in the odd position of being the least catty, least sharp-eyed of Ryan Murphy shows, even as it's set in a demimonde that values these qualities above all else.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Pose is a flashy yet poignant look at being an outsider in the 1980s.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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