The category is...live, work, pose...for Season 2!
That’s right, Pose, FX’s hit drama co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals is almost back, bitches, and now we have a teaser to whet our ballroom-based appetite.
Per a press release sent by FX:
Upon receiving an HIV positive diagnosis, Blanca Rodriguez (Mj Rodriguez) is forced to confront her mortality and dedicates herself to leaving a legacy. With the encouragement of her friend Pray Tell (Billy Porter), the fierce patriarch and emcee of the house balls, Blanca breaks from Elektra (Dominique Jackson), mother of the House of Abundance, and starts her very own “house,” a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Blanca’s newly formed House of Evangelista becomes a haven for anyone searching for a home, and Blanca’s new family soon includes streetwalker “Angel” (Indya Moore), aspiring dancer “Damon” (Ryan Jamaal Swain) and his boyfriend “Ricky” (Dyllón Burnside), and street-wise “Lil Papi” (Angel Bismark Curiel). After a rocky launch, the upstart House of Evangelista soon overshadows all, becoming a premier force in the ballroom, with Blanca receiving the community’s ultimate honor when she is crowned “Mother of the Year.”
Three years later, it’s 1990 and the ball scene is being exposed to the mainstream for the first time, forcing the House of Evangelista to reevaluate its goals. Meanwhile, the AIDS crisis continues to ravage the community and the reaction from a group of activists reaches a fever pitch.
In the Season 2 teaser trailer, Angel is leaping into a modeling career, Elektra is reclaiming her time (and power), Blanca is in denial regarding the progression of her HIV diagnosis, there looks to be some (public) conflict involving Damon and Ricky, and, of course, Pray Tell is continuing to give us everything we need.
“Ballroom is not a trend, it’s about family,” Blanca says, firmly. That’s right, Girl. And that heartwarming theme is truly the heart of the show. We come for the ballroom and stay for the family.
I’m so ready.
Pose will return in all of its fabulousness on June 11 at 10 p.m. on FX.