‘Pose’ Co-Creator to Develop Gay Rights Limited Series at FX


“Pose” co-creator Steven Canals has a brand new restricted sequence within the works at FX.

Titled “81 Phrases,” the sequence tells the true story of homosexual activists Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, who risked their profession reputations to conspire with the GAYPA – a clandestine group of closeted psychiatrists – to problem the American Psychiatric Affiliation’s definition of homosexuality. Till 1974, the medical institution thought of homosexual individuals sexually deviant and recognized them as mentally unwell.

The present relies on Alix Spiegel’s “This American Life” episode, “81 Phrases,” in addition to the soon-to-be-released PBS  documentary “Cured” directed by Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon.

Canals will write and govt produce the undertaking underneath his Story Ave. Productions banner, with Elisabeth Seldes and Neri Tannenbaum govt producing by way of Pal Photos. SInger, Sammon, and Spiegel will produce. 20th Century Fox Tv, the place Canals is at present underneath an general deal, will function the studio.

“Pose” Season 1 was nominated for seven Emmy Awards in 2019, together with for finest drama sequence. Series star Billy Porter took dwelling the statuette for finest actor in a drama sequence, whereas the present itself was additionally a recipient of the 2019 Tv Academy Honors. The present is predicted to obtain quite a few nominations for its second season as effectively, with nominations set to be introduced on July 28.

Different not too long ago introduced tasks at FX embrace growth on a thriller dramedy from Matthew Weiner and the spinoff “American Horror Tales.” The latter present is a  weekly anthology sequence that may characteristic a special horror story every episode, whereas the mothership present featured a special story every season.


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