It was late 2017 when FX’s Pose first hit out screens. The brainchild of Glee, American Horror Story and Hollywood director Ryan Murphy and pioneering writer Janet Mock, the show pulled down the curtain on New York City’s legendary ballroom scene in the late 80s, and paid rightful dues to Harlem’s black and latino LGBTQ+ communities for the first time since Jenny Livingstone’s Paris Is Burning. Revered for its authentic, humanising portrayals of queer hardship and breaking records for the largest transgender cast in a scripted tv show, the show was an instant success, with non-binary actor and model Indya Moore quickly becoming one of it’s many breakout stars. Since then, Moore has acquired a cultural relevancy most could only dream of, snagging roles in Queen & Slim, Steven Universe and even a spot on the Time 100.
Covering our Summer 2020 Issue, the Bronx-born actor takes stock of these last few years in the spotlight, recounting the many highs and lows, and revealing a mega soft spot for Pose co-star Evan Peters.