Deadline reports that while talking about the strongly LGBT Pose during the TCA Winter Tour, he revealed that a scene in which one of the Pose character’s fathers “beats him bloody with a belt,” was inspired by his own life. He said, “That happened to me… That was my coming-out experience with my father.
He adds, “I can’t believe my life and can’t believe that things have changed so radically in my lifetime. If you asked me then [when he first came out] if I would be allowed to be married and have children like you, I never would have believed it.”
Pose is a period piece set in the mid-’80s in New York City, examining the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in Manhattan: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the ball culture world, and downtown social and literary scene. It’s been revealed that it will feature over 50 LGBTQ characters. The show will air on TV in the US this summer.