Pose writer and director Janet Mock used the show’s third season premiere to blow up the industry and question why she and the trans drama stars weren’t paid better for their jobs, saying “ f ** k Hollywood ”.
In a scathing speech in New York on Thursday, Mock also criticized co-creator Ryan Murphy as well as the show’s quality of writing – and revealed that she had been unfaithful to her boyfriend.
The television series deals with New York City’s African American and Latin American LGBTQ and gender nonconforming cultural scene in the 1980s and 1990s.
But in a rare in-person first amid the COVID pandemic, Mock, 38, left onlookers of 100 people stunned with a fiery speech lasting nearly 15 minutes.
She said, ‘F *** Hollywood… does that make you uncomfortable? It should. It should make you shake in your bitch boots. It is telling the truth. This is what Pose is.
FX Pose screenwriter, director and executive producer Janet Mock, 38, pictured on Thursday, sharply criticized Hollywood at the show’s season premiere.
Angel Bismark Curiel and Janet Mock are pictured together in February. On Thursday, Mock revealed that she cheated on the 25-year-old with another member of the Pose show crew.
Janet Mock is pictured with Pose co-creator Ryan Murphy, with whom she addressed the show’s ‘bad handwriting’ issue in front of 100 other guests on Thursday. The pair are pictured in 2018
She continued, “I want to be paid better. Why am I making $ 40,000 per episode? Huh? ‘ Mock wondered authorized. ‘Do you know who the fuck I am? You know what I mean?
“I’m angry!” She continued, asking for more money and benefits equivalent to those of other television executives.
“It hurts, all of you. I see injustice and it hurts me on the inside, ” Mock said at the event, according to The Daily Beast.
Mock, a trans woman and activist, spoke for nearly a quarter of an hour and revealed that she cheated on her boyfriend, Pose actor Angel Bismark Curiel.
Mock asked him to “get up … immediately!”
Curiel stood up nervously according to Page Six as Mock exposed his infidelity to the crowd.
“Let me tell you something about love. Today I was going to leave [Angel] come on, she said. “I was going to let you go, okay, but what did I do?” I’m fucking someone on the crew, right?
Mock, a trans woman and activist, spoke for nearly a quarter of an hour after suddenly revealing she cheated on her boyfriend, Pose actor Angel Bismark Curiel, pictured right. Other actors, Billy Porter, left, and Mj Rodriguez, center, in a scene from Pose in 2018
Janet Mock attends the “Pose” New York premiere of FX’s Season 3 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 29, 2021 in New York City
“Angel, Angel. I’m not losing you. You hear me? You are f *** ing important to me. I don’t want to live alone in a house. I want you. You motherf ******. Just there. This is who I want. I get what is mine.
The Post reports that guests seated in their seats were panting as they asked, “ What’s going on? ”
But Mock was not finished. She went on to complain about the quality of the writing of the show in front of several Hollywood bosses gathered for the occasion.
Mock noted that the first two episodes of the series were written only by male writers.
On stage, she spoke directly to the show’s co-creator and Hollywood mogul Ryan Murphy, asking him publicly what he had done to fix the issue.
“Who brought the girls?” She asked him. “I did,” Murphy replied. “I wanted the girls to be there. I wanted to bring in the girls.
“You brought… girls to help you,” Mock said to Murphy.
Writer-Director and Executive Producer Janet Mock attends FX’s third and final season “Pose” at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in New York City
Mock spoke on stage for almost 15 minutes, asking why she wasn’t being paid more for her work on the show, saying at one point, “ F *** Hollywood. ” She is pictured, center, with Billy Porter, left, and show co-creator Ryan Murphy, right
“ It’s a show, but it means so much to everyone to ‘make sure we allow black and brunette trans women to do it’ because it sounds good, ” Mock said in a tone. sarcastic.
“ It makes you feel comfortable talking like that because then I don’t scare you off facing the fucking truth. You’ve trampled on us all!
Mock joined the series as a writer and rose through the ranks as a producer before eventually leading the series.
She signed a multi-year deal with Netflix in 2019 and became the first transgender person to land a global studio contract.
“In my career that has now lasted 25 years, this is the most important thing that I have been involved in,” Murphy said of Pose. And that’s the thing that I think I’m most proud to consider myself a part of.
“That’s what Pose taught me,” she said at the event. “I stand taller in the world because of this show. I know I count because of this show. I have a voice because of this show.
The groundbreaking series has been renewed for a third season in 2019.
The seven-episode final season is now slated to debut on May 2 at 10 p.m. ET, with two episodes airing that night. The series finale will air on June 6.
Write down the TV show you want to watch! That’s what I was told in 2014 as I was finishing my Masters in Screenwriting, ” said Steven Canals, executive producer, screenwriter, director and co-creator of Pose.
The series made television history featuring the show’s largest cast of regular transgender actors ever assembled, as well as the most LBGTQ actors in recurring roles.
Additionally, many of the producers, writers, directors, and crew members were people of color and members of the LGBTQ community.
Mock was the first trans woman of color to be hired as a writer on a television series and the first trans woman of color to write and direct a television episode.
Premieres Season 3 on FX this Sunday.