For the longest time, Neflix wouldn’t let me watch Pose. I have no idea why. Nor do I know why it is now letting me watch Pose.
Usually, I tear through a series, binge watching as quickly as I can.
I cannot do this with Pose.
I am not through Season 1 yet. I have two more episodes to go. And there are two more seasons after this?
How am I going to get through this?
This show tears my heart out.
During the 80s I was straight fat white girl from a small mid-west town living in Los Angeles. I was singing with the MCCV choir. I went to gay bars, discos, and drag shows; and I had so many dear, dear LGBQ friends.
And I watched so many of them die.
Some were gone before I even knew they were sick; others died by inches.
Watching Pose I am reminded of all those who did not make it to a time when AIDS became a chronic, but survivable, condition.
I love that Pose gives trans actors the opportunity to share their talents. I love that Pose is not just about gay – it is truly about the LGBTQ and other non-binary communities.
And I am glad there is a show that honors the people that so many wanted us to forget; and I am glad that this show has garnered many honors because it was a sad but important time that we need to remember.