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Enter the flamboyant underground world of cabaret culture in 1980s New York

Enter the flamboyant underground world of cabaret culture in 1980s New York in BBC2's Pose

Prepare to be immersed in underground LGBT culture in the hit US drama Pose from Ryan Murphy, who penned shows including Glee and American Horror Story.

Set in 1980s New York, the series follows several ‘Houses’ – alternative families – run by ‘Mothers’ and mostly made up of gay black men, drag queens and transgender youths – which compete against each other at secret balls.

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With the largest transgender cast ever assembled for a scripted television series, alongside stars like James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) and Kate Mara (House of Cards), Pose is an acquired taste but one to watch.

Strike a Pose, about the music in the series, follows on BBC2 at 10.15pm.

TV Times rating: ****

 

Mandy Cooper
Mandy Cooper

As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.