Our 'Pose' Season 1 Refresher to Catch You Up Before Season 2

POSE -- "Acting Up" -- Season 2, Episode 1 (Airs Tues, June 11, 10:00 p.m. e/p) Pictured (l-r): Ryan Jamaal Swain as Damon, Mj Rodriguez as Blanca, Indya Moore as Angel. CR: Macall Polay/FX

This groundbreaking drama from exec producer Ryan Murphy just won a Peabody Award for being "as soulful as it is delightful," so if you haven't watched,
it's time!

Set in the world of New York's pageant-like LGBTQ balls, Pose jumps ahead two years, to 1990, in Season 2. Thanks to Madonna's ballroom-inspired "Vogue," the world is taking notice of these glamorous divas and ambitious boys.

Here are the Pose-rs' stories so far. 

Blanca Evangelista

After leaving the House of Abundance (think of each house as a competitive dance squad/family), heroic Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) founded her own House of Evangelista. As its head, she was ultimately named Mother of the Year, establishing her and her ragtag group of outcasts as VIPs.  

Elektra Abundance

(Pari Dukovic/FX)

The imperious "mother" of the House of Abundance (Dominique Jackson) hit a rough patch after undergoing her long-awaited gender-confirmation surgery and splitting from her sugar daddy. Later, her reconciliation with Blanca proved she had learned the true meaning of family.

Pray Tell

The sharp-tongued ballroom emcee (Billy Porter) lost his lover to AIDS, but over time he came to terms with his own HIV-positive diagnosis and even started dating again. 


(Pari Dukovic/FX)

An affair with a married man broke her heart, until Blanca reminded sweet Angel (Indya Moore) of her importance to the House of Evangelista.


Blanca took in the teen runaway and aspiring ballet dancer (Ryan Jamaal Swain), who fell for housemate Ricky (Dyllón Burnside). Given a chance to tour as backup dancers, Ricky hit the road … but New School student Damon stayed to perfect his art.

PoseSeason 2 Premiere, Tuesday, June 11, 10/9c, FX


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