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Season One of Pose premiered on June 3, 2018, on FX and concluded on July 22, 2018.

The season is broadcast on BBC Two for viewers in the United Kingdom on March 21, 2019.[1]

It was also ordered for streaming on Netflix, becoming available on May 10, 2019.[2]

Synopsis

Upon learning of a diagnosis, Blanca Rodriguez moves forward in establishing a house of her own and making a mark, much to her house mother Elektra Abundance's displeasure. Kicked from his home for his sexuality, Damon Richards moves to New York City to begin his dream career of dancing, meeting a new guy on the journey. Leaving House Abundance into House Evangelista, Angel finds herself romantically invested in rich family-man Stan Bowes.

Plot

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A young woman and newest entry to the stage of the New York City ballroom in 1982, Blanca Rodriguez tries her luck in walking a femme queen category. Looked upon by her idol Elektra Abundance, she walked and demanded her score from the judges. She encounters Elektra later, who comes to her defense against a small gathering of women, taking Blanca out for a meal and adopts her under her wing into the House of Abundance.

In 1987, Elektra and her children hide inside the Museum of Fashion and Design, taking a liking to an exhibit with royal clothing. After closing, they gather the displayed clothing and accessories for their performance at the ball, escaping through a window at the entrance and avoiding the police trailing behind them. Geared and ready for the category, the House of Abundance enter the hall adourn with the fabrics and winning grand prize before the arrival of police officers to cuff and take them to jail for the theft.

Elsewhere in Allentown the following day, the young man Damon Richards, an aspiring dancer, is confronted by his father for secretly enrolling in dance school and for the discovery of gay magazines in his room. Assaulted and dragged from the house, he is scolded by his mother for his sexuality before being disowned. Left on his own, he relocates out of town, moving to New York.

Visiting a clinic, Blanca is informed that she is HIV-positive; determined to leave a mark of her own, she takes on a lease on a rundown apartment before being confronted by Elektra on her push to establish a new house, being kicked from House Abundance.

To the Washington Square Park, Blanca encounters the dancer Damon performing his craft for pocket change. She invites him to join her new house and shows him a part of her life in ballroom before treating him to a meal. The two conversed about their dreams and Blanca's past that led to her being disowned for her identity. Before parting, she gives Damon her number if he chooses to change his mind in living with her.

Angel, while seeking a new cilent, meets Stan Bowes, who sought her as a form of celebration for his new job at Trump Tower; the two settle in a motel room but leave themselves clothed on the bed as they spoke to one another before Angel is taken back to the Piers, sharing one kiss in his car.

The following day, Damon finds his backpack stolen; left with nowhere to go, he seeks Blanca for a home. Elsewhere, Angel is rejected from applying to Trump Tower and is pushed aside from Stan. Experiencing another emotional assault, being insulted out of the room, she seeks to join Blanca's new house.

Preparing for the upcoming ball, the newly-formed house challenge House Abundance, as the House of Evangelista.

Cast

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Recurring

Episodes

Images Title Director Writer Air Date Number
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Pilot Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphey & Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals June 3, 2018 1x01
Blanca pursues her dream of becoming a house mother after receiving a devastating medical diagnosis, and Damon moves to New York City with aspirations of joining a dance company.
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Access Ryan Murphy Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals June 10, 2018 1x02
Blanca is denied access to a popular bar, leading to a purposeful feud. Meanwhile, inexperienced Damon learns the truth about love and sex when he is asked on a date.
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Giving and Receiving Nelson Cragg Janet Mock & Our Lady J June 17, 2018 1x03
The House of Evangelista celebrates the holidays and prepares for the Snow Ball in spite of Angel's lack of holiday spirit. Elektra contemplates undergoing an affirming medical procedure.
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The Fever Gwyneth Horder-Payton Janet Mock June 24, 2018 1x04
Candy's insecurities about her appearance are heightened when she is criticized at a ball. Blanca worries when Damon and Ricky have a medical scare that threatens to tear them apart.
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Mother's Day Silas Howard Steven Canals July 1, 2018 1x05
Blanca is forced to reconnect with her estranged siblings after the death of her mother.
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Love Is the Message Janet Mock Ryan Murphy & Janet Mock July 8, 2018 1x06
Pray Tell organizes a cabaret for the AIDS ward at a local hospital.
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Pink Slip Tina Mabry Steven Canals & Our Lady J July 15, 2018 1x07
Blanca makes a startling revelation about Lil Papi that changes the House of Evangelista forever; Elektra rethinks her means of survival when the House of Abundance is evicted from their apartment.
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Mother of The Year Gwyneth Horder-Payton Ryan Murphey & Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals July 22, 2018 1x08
The ultimate showdown takes place at the Princess Ball, when the House of Evangelista battle against the House of Ferocity and Mother of the Year is decided.

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References

Pose
Season One PilotAccessGiving and ReceivingThe FeverMother's DayLove is the MessagePink SlipMother of the Year
Season Two Acting UpWorth ItButterfly/CocoonNever Knew Love Like This BeforeWhat Would Candy Do?Love's in Need of Love TodayBlowRevelationsLife's a BeachIn My Heels
Season Three On The RunInterventionThe TrunkTake Me To ChurchSomething Borrowed, Something BlueSomething Old, Something NewSeries Finale
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