Get ready for a dynamic and emotional look into the history of the LGBT ballroom scene airing on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 9:00 pm on the FX Network.
The LGBT ballroom scene has only recently in the past few years touched the surface of public view. Most still don’t even know what the ballroom scene represents. But many of us know one aspect that hit mainstream’s preview, voguing.
Before the eccentric dance, voguing, gain in popularity, the LGBT subculture activity was just shared between loving outcast gays who formed families (officially known as houses, typically named after fashion design houses i.e. the House of Chanel) amongst each other to compete in the balls.
The houses competition against one another at ball events was merely just a by-product of the true reasoning for the gay cohesive groups of family. The raw and real purpose for the formation of houses was for outcast gays to build a loving family of their own when their biological families turned their back on them leaving them ousted to fend for themselves.
The subculture grew strongly in New York in the 1980s. These magnificent and talented outcasts made up of mostly gay men, transgender women and drag queens created an event, referred to as a ball, that are now fascinating people from around the globe. And after the first glimpse into the ballroom scene culture from the 1990 film documentary “Paris Is Burning“, a whole new spotlight is being shined on the gay subculture affair.
Powerhouse gay film and television producer Ryan Murphy show “Pose” will be airing on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 9:00 pm on the FX Network. The scripted TV series will depict the everyday lives of characters set in the 1980s ballroom scene, most of which are trans women and gay men of color — staying true to the ballroom culture. This will be the first TV show to primarily consist of a trans and gay male cast — let alone actors of color.
The show will not only give all aspects of the creative ballroom scene and its dramatized fantasy categories like Face and Sex Siren, but its said that the show will also dig deep into the emotional aspects of those who conceived of the ballroom scene — the truth behind their life struggles, hardships, and dreams. It was an eye-opener even for Show Producer Murphy so much so that he has vowed to donate all profit of the show to trans and LGBTQ charities according to a variety.com article.
The uberproducer announced on Twitter Wednesday that he’s donating all of the profits from the series to trans and LGBTQ charitable organizations. “These groups do amazing work and need our support,” he wrote. “Every day for the next 14 days I will highlight a group I’m supporting, and encourage you to do the same!”
The bold move, he says, was spurred by his success with the Half Foundation, which supports women and minorities in behind-the-camera work, and the transformation he’s seen it make in people’s lives. “We’ve entered this area of television as advocacy, and I’ve seen the difference you can make in people’s lives by showing up for them, caring for them, and helping them in any way that you can,” Murphy tells Variety.