'Pose' Character Finds Community In New York's Ball Scene

Meet Angel, played by transgender actress Indya Moore.

New York cultures collide in FX鈥檚 鈥淧ose,鈥 a new musical series to add to the Ryan Murphy鈥損roduced television canon. But 鈥淕lee鈥 this is not: The show, which debuts next month, is riding a wave of prerelease buzz for boasting the largest cast of transgender performers as series regulars of any scripted show ever produced.

HuffPost got an exclusive sneak peek at the series with two clips introducing the character of Angel (played by trans actress Indya Moore). In them, Angel says that among the denizens of Manhattan鈥檚 ballroom scene, she finally found a community that embraced her for living her truth.

鈥淕rowing up, I didn鈥檛 really fit anywhere,鈥 she says. 鈥淎 lot of us get rejected for who we are. We want to be loved. We have the same needs. I鈥檓 not so different.鈥

She adds, 鈥淲hen I鈥檓 able to be true to myself in a space where that鈥檚 celebrated, that makes me feel beautiful.鈥

鈥淧ose鈥 is going a step toward inclusivity that goes beyond its casting too. This week Murphy announced plans to donate all his profits from the 1980s-themed series to queer organizations, particularly trans advocacy groups.

鈥淧ose鈥 premieres June 3 on FX.

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