With ‘Pose,’ Prestige TV Becomes Resistance TV

With ‘Pose,’ Prestige TV Becomes Resistance TV

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Early in FX’s new scripted melodrama Pose, Blanca, a HIV-positive trans performer, introduces Damon, a gay youth from Pennsylvania, to the glamour and volume of ballroom culture. “Realness is what it’s all about,” she tells him as they watch participants compete in the category for “Executive Realness.” Having fled the choke of home, Damon (played…