Monday, May 03, 2021

Pose Producer Janet Mock Meltdowns at Final Season Premier


Back in March it was announced that Pose on FX would end after its third season [click here if you missed that]. 

Pose executive producer, transgender trailblazer Janet Mock, went ballistic during the final season premier demanding more money and admitting cheating on her lover, Pose cast member Angel Bismark Curiel... 

Early in her talk, Mock, 38, wondered aloud, “Why am I making $40,000 an episode? Huh?”
“I am angry!,” she said, demanding more money and perks equal to other TV executives.
The room at Jazz at Lincoln Center fell completely silent as Mock shouted: “F–k Hollywood … Does this make you uncomfortable? It should. It should make you f–king shake in your motherf–king boots. This is speaking truth. This is what ‘Pose’ is.”
Mock next complained about the quality of the material from male writers on the show’s first two episodes, then addressed Murphy, saying that “you brought … girls in to help you.”
“Who brought the girls in?,” she asked him. “I did,” Murphy replied, “I wanted the girls to be there.”
But the speech took an even more personal turn when Mock demanded that boyfriend Angel Bismark Curiel “stand up … right now!”
Bismark Curiel nervously stood up, and Mock said to the crowd, “Let me tell you something about love.”
“Today, I was gonna let [Angel] go,” she said. “I was gonna let you go, right, but what did I do? I f–ked someone on the crew, right?”
At that revelation, one of the show’s guest stars could be heard gasping and asked, “What the hell is happening?”
“Angel, Angel. I’m not losing you. You hear me? You are f–king important to me,” Mock continued. “I don’t want to live in a house alone. I want you. You motherf–ker. Right there. That’s who I want. I’m getting what’s mine.”
Mock then apologized to composer Our Lady J — a producer and writer on “Pose” — and said she’d tried to diminish her to “make myself bigger.”
“I f–ked up, y’all. I forgot who the f–k I was. They want me to come up here and pretend,” she said. “I don’t need Hollywood, honey. You know why? Cuz I’m f–king free.”
Mock provided some inspirational words for cast members — including Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore and the show’s lead, MJ Rodriguez — before turning her attention back to the industry at large.
“It’s a show, but it means so much to everyone to ‘ensure that we enable black and brown trans women to make it’ because that sounds good,” she said sarcastically. “It makes you comfortable to talk like that because then I don’t scare you into facing the f–king truth. You all have stomped on us.”

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Was this marketing? being so close to the finale? Just asking

Unknown said...

$40k an episode for a tv show that barely averages 1 million viewership, and is targeted to a specific LGBTQ group? Sounds like she was compensated well to me. There aren't any shows on network television like Pose. And seeing as how Janet had no writing, producing, or directing credits prior to Pose then I'm thinking she was grossly overpaid. And honestly, I only know Janet from her editorial days working at People Magazine. So, I'm thinking she should be grateful for the opportunity that Pose presented instead of being resentful. And to to humiliate her boyfriend like that smh? Yeah, Janet must have been high or drunk...

Alma's Daughter said...

I binge watched season 1 of POSE yesterday and like it very much—even the first two episodes. I've avoided it over the last couple years because I thought it was some Jerry Springer sh!t turned into a weekly TV show, but it wasn't. More than anything, it showed how Black and Latina trans women and gay men took care of each other when the rest of the world turned their backs on them at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s and early 90s. Even other gay folk turned their backs on them. It was shameful.

I wouldn't dispute Ms. Mock because she knows her truth better than I, but I think she could have addressed these points in a better and more productive way.

Here's hoping she has continued success.

Gg57 said...

I tried to watch Pose and it was awful. Acting was trash

Anonymous said...

She always seems so comPOSED....where did this come from? You make more an episode than some make in a year, ma'am. Be grateful. You're going to wish you had that $40k a week once no one hires you now....

Anonymous said...

The show is about ppl tying to survive in life during a very difficult time for trans and gays. The show has heart. But this out burst is extra. She put her lover on blast is hurtful and embarrassing.

R in NYC said...

I guess Janet had time that day. Sounds like a lot of pent up rage met a line of coke or a strong glass of wine.😳😳😒😧

Anonymous said...

I love Pose and it is an incredibly well written show buuuuuuuuut, if Janet was unhappy with $40k an episode, I would think that would be a discussion after season 1 and not the final season. Good luck to Janet but once you fuck over Ryan, it's over for you and the door is closed.

Anonymous said...

I looked around and I couldn't find not one fuck to give.

Anonymous said...

That bitch was high!

Anonymous said...

I like Pose but no one except for Billy Porter can act. And there are no lesbian characters except for that White lady doctor. I kinda stopped watching it because it's very lesbiaphobic and anti-woman. Just a bunch of gay men and men dressed up like women pumped up with hormones.

Anonymous said...

^ the Aids epidemic did not phrase the Lesbians like it did gay men. Thats what the show is about.

Anonymous said...

Lay off the coke Janet

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