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The best thing about seeing previously marginalized groups claim their own space in pop culture is i…

The best thing about seeing previously marginalized groups claim their own space in pop culture is it often ends up showing — in the most compelling ways — how alike we all really are. That’s my biggest takeaway from Pose, FX’s crackling new Sunday night series about drag ball culture in New York during the late 1980s. On one level, the show is a detailed exploration of how drag queens, some of whom are transgender, created their own percolating club scene when they weren’t welcome anywhere else. It’s a world filled with fashion show-style competitions, or balls, where competitors dress according to a given category and walk before a panel of judges who evaluate them on style, appearance, dance skills and authenticity. Photo: JoJo Whilden/FX

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