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

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.

READ: Here Are The Most Fabulous And Bizarre Costumes From FX’s “Pose”

Here Are Some Queer Films And Shows To Watch To Start Pride Off Right

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Here Are Some Queer Films And Shows To Watch To Start Pride Off Right

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Pride Month is here and that means it is time to highlight the already celebrated LGBTQ+ shows and movies that have made a mark on us. Since Pride and the COVID pandemic are coinciding, it is a good time to watch some of the best examples of LGBTQ+ Latino entertainment.

“Moonlight”

Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, “Moonlight” brought Afro-Latino, Black, and queer storylines together. The movie follows a young Black man in Miami and his own trials and tribulations growing up with a mother who is addicted to drugs. His life is changed thanks to an Afro-Cuban man who takes him under his wing and shows him how to make it through his adolescents.

“To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar”

One of the most popular classic films in LGBTQ+ cinema. “To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar” follows three drag queens who drive from New York to Los Angeles for a national drag beauty pageant. Chi Chi Rodriguez, played by Joh Leguizamo, convinces the two competing queens to let him ride with them. Along the way, Rodriguez learns what it means to be a drag queen and the queens all learn a lot from a small, rural community filled with unexpected love and understanding.

“Pose”

“Pose” brings the ballroom culture straight to your living room. Set at the beginning in 1987 New York City during the peak of the AIDs epidemic, “Pose” empowers the queer people of color of the time. Ballroom culture is an underground dancing culture that has jumped into the mainstream because of “Pose.” The show takes the narrative of HIV-positive people of color in the time and empowers them rather than tears them down.

“Tangerine”

“Tangerine” is the story of a prostitute on a mission. The main character gets out of jail and learns that their boyfriend and pimp has started a new relationship with another woman. So, she and her friend set out to find him and teach the two a lesson for straying from her while she was incarcerated.

“Gentefied”

“Genetfied” is the latest Netflix hit and it is all about gentrification and the fight to keep Boyle Heights Latino. In the overall story, there is a lesbian relationship that is leaving everyone with all kinds of envy.

“One Day At A Time”

Netflix really misstepped here when they pulled the plug on their production of “One Day At A Time” but Pop TV saved the show. The first three seasons are currently on Netflix so you can still watch all of those episodes and enjoy the growing openness of Elena as she comes out.

“La casa de las flores”

This telenovela is truly one of the most incredible projects with LGBTQ+ characters today. Even Valentina, the famed drag queen from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is in the latest season solidifying the shows LGBTQ+ status.

READ: The Trailer For The Final Season Of ‘La Casa De Las Flores’ Is Here And We’re Not Ready To Say Goodbye

A Gay Character Is The Lead Of Pixar’s Short ‘Out’ And It Will Hit You In The Feels

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A Gay Character Is The Lead Of Pixar’s Short ‘Out’ And It Will Hit You In The Feels

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“Out” is the latest Pixar short with a heartwarming story that will make you cry buckets.

The studio-first, stars a gay male character named Greg who is struggling to come out as gay to his parents. Just when his parents come to help Greg move, a “rainbow-riding purple sparkly” cat and a pink dog, swap the dog’s body with Greg’s.

Sounds pretty adorable.

Pixar’s latest short follows Greg while he struggles to come out to his parents.

The short, which is just under 10 minutes, debuted on Friday on the Disney+ streaming service and was written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter. The filmmaker has produced various Pixar films, including “Toy Story 4” and “Finding Dory,” and has been an active part of Pixar’s SparkShorts series. If you already didn’t know, the shorts series are meant to highlight and discover new storytellers and give them space and support to experiment with different approaches to animation.

Of course, users on Twitter were quick to make the hashtag #PixarOut go viral in no time.

Many expressed their gratefulness for having a project that promotes diversity and love, while others lamented not having had access to such a film sooner when they were growing up and coming out.

The new Pixar film opens a pretty big door for Disney and its audiences.

Last year, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)revealed a study that found only 18.4% of mainstream films released in 2018 had included LGBTQ characters. At the same time it highlighted that none of Disney’s releases at the time had an LGBTQ character.

“Out” is on Disney + for you to check out!