FX's 'Pose' Stars, Producers & Writers Talk Casting, Costumes, and Authenticity

Jessica Napoli

Family and a sense of belonging.

That's what Ryan Murphy's new FX series, Pose, is about. The story pulls the curtain back on a part of New York City-late '80s life that many audience members probably didn't even know existed — ball culture.

The show "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."

Even before its premiere, Pose is already setting new standards in the television industry by casting of the largest number of transgender actors and largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever to star in series regular roles for a scripted show.

The cast and producers/writers spoke with TV Insider on the Pose red carpet about what they hope people take away from the groundbreaking series. Click through the gallery above to see what James Van Der Beek, Billy Porter, Janet Mock, and more had to say.

Pose, Series Premiere, Sunday, June 3, 9/8c, FX