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FX’s “Pose” Season 2 Has A Premiere Date And Fans Are Voguing With Excitement

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FX has announced a release date for Season 2 of “Pose” and the fans are screaming “mutha!” The critically acclaimed show features the largest cast of mostly trans, and almost virtually all LGBTQ actors of color.

The first season is set in 1987-88 New York. The show gives us the raw, the real, the queer Latino representation we need. All the while, “Pose” is telling the painful story of the AIDS crisis that decimated the community through the vibrant and enticing ballroom scene.

The men and women of “pose” who we have come to love so dearly will be back on our TV screens on June 9.

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Naturally, Twitter erupted with screams and delight. Not only are fans gagging over the news, but so many people are also clambering over each other to shout their excitement the loudest.

Mark your calendars.

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Billy, will clearly be ready to welcome all of you back, hunny. Obviously, all eyes are going to be on the upcoming costumes since they were just to die for the last season.

Legit, all of queer Twitter was fist-bumping with sheer excitement and anticipation.

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It’s still two months out, but the actors are already getting together for rehearsals for the first time in over a year. It’s almost like they want their fans to get so hyped.

Season 1 gave us all things gaudy and ’80s.

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So far, people know that Season 2 is going to jump into the ’90s and they can’t wait to see what creator Ryan Murphy has in store. Hint: It’s going to be a little less pink.

Who’s returning?

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MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter, and Indya Moore will obviously be sporting bright colors all season long. Next season will look a little more like this.

The teaser trailer promises a more *electric* flare to Season 2.

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The teaser gives us Dominique Jackson, MJ Rodriguez, and Indya Moore striking all the poses in a very Madonna “Vogue”-esque way.

Seems like the cast has been keeping the secret pretty well.

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MJ Rodriguez posted, “Cats out of the Bag! Get Ready for Season 2 of @poseonfx#JUNE 9th on #SUNDAYS at 9pm eastern Standard Time so excited!!! #THANKYOU @deadline @fxnetworks”

Here’s what we know about the upcoming season.

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Indya Moore confirms what we all are gathering: “New looks. New attitude. New season.”

Murphy says the season will start the day Madonna released ‘Vogue.’

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That was in March 1990, which means that the show will be doing a one-year time leap, landing us right into the early ’90s. That also means we’ll start to see people participating in “Act Up” and caring about the AIDS epidemic.

We expect to see writer Janet Mock continue directing some episodes.

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Janet Mock is the lead writer for the show, which, unlike “Transparent,” means that the entire show is scripted by an actual person of trans experience. Murphy begged her to direct an episode in Season 1, and since then she’s been recruited to direct an entire Netflix series.

People can’t wait to see the houses battle it out as we transition to a completely new decade of fashion and music.

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If you recall, Blanca just won the Mother of the Year trophy and is now an iconic House legend. We’ll continue to see her live with HIV.

It’s important to Mock to show characters who are living with HIV.

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She’s tired of seeing an LGBTQ person introduced in an episode to learn that they have AIDS and die by the end of the show. Nope. That’s one part of the reality, but we don’t have many depictions of what it’s like to truly live with the terminal, stigmatized disease.

Hunnies, don’t think we underestimate how important it is we all tune in on June 9.

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Did we mention the season airs on June 9th yet? Yes? Okay. Well. There you go.

Then there’s this major conflict of interest:

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We’re queer. We care about Broadway. We want to see Lin-Manuel Miranda win all the trophies. Why is this the Sophie’s Choice of the year? :'(

One Twitter user made this bold claim:

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Do you agree? It is pretty intense that they would want to try and compete against the Tony Awards.

That means people are going to hype this show like nobody’s business.

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People are craving representation. That is what this show is offering to a part of the LGBTQ community that is often ignored by the white, cis LGBTQ community.

Be sure to follow all our favorite Latino actors to get some backstage glimpses at the next season.

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Your girl MJ Rodriguez is @mjrodriguez7. Indya Moore is protesting and glamming up runways left and right @indyamoore.

So watch out, mi queer familia.

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This show is coming for you. It’s stealing rainbow hearts everywhere.

We’re all hoping we get more duets with MJ Rodriguez and Billy Porter.

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Because we didn’t cry enough last season. :’)

Mark your calendars, mijas!!

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It’s going down! Be sure to share your hype on social. We’re going to stay vigilant for every show that elevates and employs Latinxs with dignity. Join us.

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As Coachella Weekend Two Starts, Some Want Concertgoers To Respect Those Cleaning Up After Their Day Of Partying

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As Coachella Weekend Two Starts, Some Want Concertgoers To Respect Those Cleaning Up After Their Day Of Partying

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Coachella is in its second weekend and people are excited about the exceptional lineup. Yet, while most festival-goers enjoy the music and decoration, few pay attention to the people who clean up after the festival ends for the night. Now, Twitter users are spreading the word about the people who make the festival the enjoyable and Instagramable experience it has come to be.

The Desert Sun reports that Coachella Vally farm workers are picking up night shifts to clean up the festival.

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According to the Desert Sun, some farm workers in the Coachella Valley work their full day in the fields and end the day with a night shift cleaning up the festival grounds. The workers start just after midnight when the last festival-goers leave the grounds and their shift ends at 3:30 a.m. with the grounds perfectly cleaned.

“Like a magic act,” Enriqueta Magaña, the team leader for those working double shifts, told the Desert Sun.

Festival-goers are using social media to give attention to the hard-working people who make the festival the dream getaway it is for all the Instagram posts.

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According to the Desert Sun, festival attendees have nothing nice to say to the people cleaning up the grounds of the Coachella festival. The partiers look down on the people working till 3:30 a.m. because their job involves them picking up the trash the partiers throw about.

“They don’t want to be near us,” Magaña told the Desert Sun. “They say, ‘They’re the ones who pick up the trash. They’re dirty.’”

Some concerned Coachella visitors want to make sure that the workers are being properly compensated for the hard and late work.

The Desert Sun reports that Goldenvoice, the company that produces Coachella, sold 250,000 tickets to the 2017 festival. In total, the festival pulled in $114.6 million. The farm workers pulling a second shift to clean the grounds reportedly get paid the minimum wage of $11 an hour.

The manual laborers sacrifice more than just their aching feet and sore backs to do the work. Between the day-long shift on the fields and the festival clean up, the laborers could work up to 48 hours during the three days of the music festival.

“What we do is nothing more than changing the trash bags,” Magaña told the Desert Sun. “This is not tiresome — you do this in your own house.” She added, “it’s tiresome for the people who aren’t used to staying awake past midnight.”

This conversation happens on the backdrop of Latinos finally getting a stronger representation at the festival that takes place in a Latino community.

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The community around Coachella is one of hard working Latino laborers. They have provided the produce we eat every day and then turn around and clean up the mess from festival goers to insure a clean and fun experience. The lack of Latino representation at the festival in a place steeped in the culture is disappointing.

Fortunately, this year is giving Latinos a chance to shine in their own community. Specifically, Los Tucanes de Tijuana rocking out at Coachella was one highlight Latinos won’t forget. Now, if only the laborers who make sure the festival grounds are clean and ready for Coachella revelers could get the same respect and support.

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