Set in the 1980s, “Pose” is a dance musical that explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe, and the downtown social and literary scene. Blanca forms a “house,” a self-selected family that provides support to LGBTQ youth rejected by their birth families. Damon is a dancer who joins Blanca’s house. Together they compete in the Balls -- where house members challenge each other in various categories and are judged on their outfits, attitude, or dance skills -- against Blanca’s former house mother, Elektra. Tina Mabry directs PINK SLIP, episode 7 of season 1.