Get ready to bring it to the—virtual—ball!
Disney and FX have announced “Pose-A-Thon,” a commercial-free, one-hour online kiki with the cast and creative team of Pose. The event will raise awareness for three LGBTQ organizations: GLSEN, Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.
“I’m so proud of our cast and producers for coming together to present an uplifting hour of song and stories,” said series co-creator, writer, and director Steven Canals. “In the spirit of Pose, our goal is to celebrate joy, love and, of course, pride, from our family to yours.”
The “Pose-A-Thon” will be emceed by Pray Tell himself: Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winning actor Billy Porter, along with his co-star MJ Rodriguez.
“Since we’ve been unable to shoot the show we love, we jumped at the chance to reunite our Pose family and partner with the studio and network to raise spirits and awareness about the plight of LGBTQ+ people of color during such a turbulent time,” said executive producer, writer, and director Janet Mock. “This Pride month special is a commemoration of our forebears’ efforts, a memorial for trans lives lost, and a celebration of the life-saving work of LGBTQ+ organizations.”
Members of the Pose posse participating in the event include Porter, Rodriguez, Angel Bismark Curiel, Sandra Bernhard, Dyllón Burnside, Steven Canals, Dominique Jackson, Jeremy McClain, Janet Mock, Indya Moore, Our Lady J, Jason Rodriguez, Angelica Ross, Hailie Sahar, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Charlayne Woodard, and Patti LuPone.
The “Pose-A-Thon” will air Friday, June 26 at 10pm ET on FX, Freeform, and the “Pose-A-Thon” website.
Tens, tens, tens across the board!