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Outfest Trailblazers on Creating a Legacy of Lgbt Films and Television

Outfest Trailblazers on Creating a Legacy of Lgbt Films and Television

The cast and creators of “Pose,” along with “Dear White People” writer-director Justin Simien and Sony Pictures Classic will be honored at Outfest’s Legacy Awards on Oct. 28. The event is a key fundraiser for the organization’s Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, dedicated to preserving Lgbtq movies.

Cast and Creators of ‘Pose’

Trailblazer Award

Outfest executive director Christopher Racster credits the cast and creators of the FX show about New York’s Lgbt ball scene in the 1980s with turning TV on its head. “To me, it’s revolutionary,” he says.

But co-creator Steven Canals recalls a time not long ago when he struggled to get “Pose” off the ground.

“I was in and out of executives’ offices where I was being told, ‘This show just doesn’t have legs. You’ll never find an audience,’” he says. “To be in a place where the show is now being honored is beyond.

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