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‘Pose’ Co-Creator Steven Canals Shares Planned Emmy Speech: “To Be Queer is a Gift”

Had Steven Canals made it to the stage during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, he would have been ready. The Pose co-creator, executive producer, writer and director prepared comments as a way to meet the moment. And while the groundbreaking FX series did not win any trophies during the telecast — last weekend’s Creative Arts ceremonies […]

‘Pose’ Showrunner Steven Canals on How the Series “Lives at the Intersection of Education and Entertainment”

Pose has been a life-changing experience for co-creator and showrunner Steven Canals. The FX series, which has earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding drama series for its third and final season, is set against the Harlem ball scene in ’90s New York City. Featuring an incredible ensemble cast led by Emmy nominees Billy Porter and […]

“There’s So Much History Baked Into the Show”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Pose’s’ Mj Rodriguez and Steven Canals

As it entered into its third and final season, the talents behind FX’s Pose, which earned a show-record eight Emmy nominations in July, were determined to go out with a bang. The time frame is 1994 in Rudy Giuliani’s New York City, the AIDS crisis is rampant and the voguing competition of the series’ underground […]

‘Pose’ Creator Steven Canals, Stars Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez Reflect on Series’ Unique Legacy

This partnered feature is produced by Hollywood Reporter editorial staff in conjunction with a paid brand partnership with FX. Burning bright and fast, FX’s Pose — a landmark series for trans representation — came to an end after three seasons on June 6. Bittersweet until that very last episode, Pose often walked the line between […]

2021’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Films, TV Shows and Books

MOVIES EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE Amazon releases the musical drama, based on the stage show of the same name about a teenage boy (played by Max Harwood) who dreams of being a drag queen, Sept. 17. “I recently saw a trailer for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, and it looks so raw and beautiful. I’m definitely […]

“How the Hell Are We Going to Do This?”: Lena Dunham, Noah Hawley, Steven Canals and the THR TV Director Roundtable

There’s nothing Zach Braff likes more than directing. It’s where he’s happiest, he says, surrounded by creative people, encouraging them to do their best work. It is also stressful — sometimes hugely so. “I read somewhere that first [assistant directors] don’t live very long, and that’s one of the reasons the DGA has such good […]

‘Pose’ Series Finale: Billy Porter and Steven Canals on the Show’s Legacy and Tragic Yet Hopeful Conclusion

[This story contains spoilers from the series finale of FX’s Pose.] It’s the end of an era. FX’s groundbreaking drama Pose wrapped its three-season run Sunday with a series finale that delivered both heartbreak and hope for the future. The series from creators Steven Canals and Ryan Murphy helped usher in a new era of […]

Inside the Return of NYC In-Person Events With the ‘Pose’ Final Season Premiere

Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter and the rest of the cast and crew of the groundbreaking FX series brought back the red carpet in socially distanced style.

‘Pose’ Season 3: TV Review

Mj Rodriguez, Billy Porter and Dominique Jackson return for the groundbreaking FX series' third and final season.

‘TV’s Top 5’: ‘Pose’ Creator on the End of His Barrier-Breaking Hit

Steven Canals joins hosts Lesley Goldberg and Daniel Fienberg for a wide-ranging discussion about the FX ballroom drama during this week's podcast, which also includes a May TV preview.

‘Pose’ Creator Prepping ABC Death Drama

'Pose' Creator Prepping ABC Death Drama

‘Pose’ Creator Lines Up Another LGBTQ-Focused Show for FX

Pose creator Steven Canals has lined up his next project for FX. The writer-producer is developing 81 Words, a limited series exploring the historic effort by a group of medical professionals to change the definition homosexuality from being classified as a mental illness. Canals, the Emmy-nominated and Peabody-winning co-creator of Pose, will write the script […]