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Irish viewers will finally be able to watch 'Pose' this month - here's everything you need to know

For fans of Drag Race and American Horror Story.

IF YOU’VE BEEN following award season at all, you might have found yourself becoming acquainted with Billy Porter.

It’s safe to say he’s been killing it on the red carpets, which will be unsurprising to any familiar with his recent Golden Globe-nominated work on Pose.

Sorry, but what the hell is Pose?

Pose is a ground-breaking US series, helmed by American Horror Story and Nip/Tuck  creator Ryan Murphy.

Following  the underground world of 1980s ballroom culture at the height of the AIDS epidemic in Harlem, Pose features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. Come through, representation!

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Who’s in it?

Well, we’ve already mentioned Billy Porter – he stars as Pray Tell, the godfather of the ball children and gown designer extraordinaire.

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Evan Peters also stars (as he tends to when Ryan Murphy is involved), as Stan Bowes, a corporate suit working for Donald Trump who becomes involved with Indya Moore’s Angel – a transgender woman and sex worker who participates in the balls.

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James Van Der Beek also stars in the show and was actually originally lined up to play the Cheeto president himself. He plays Stan’s straight-laced supervisor Matt.

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As previously mentioned ‘Angel’ is played by Indya Moore. a transgender model and actor who’s previously worked with Katy Perry and Blood Orange.

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Elsewhere, MJ Rodriguez plays Blanca Evangelista, a trans “child” who breaks out to form her own house.


Kate Mara also stars as Stan’s wife Patty Bowes.

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Right, when and where can I watch it then?

It’s been renewed for a second season, which is due to air Stateside this year.

However, Irish viewers can catch up on the first season from 21 March on BBC Two.

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