I thought this would be a very good addition considering we talked about disenfranchised loss and because it shows how people might respond to death on such a large scale. For example, one character responds to being consoled and told to "feel better" about the death of his lover like this:
"I've buried more friends in the last year than any of you can count! And when it's all over who knows how many of us will be left? So I don't need a bunch of immature 20-somethings, who just figured out how to wipe their own a**es telling me how to act or feel! When y'all have walked a mile in my shoes, y'all come find me."
-- Pray Tell (Billy Porter), POSE Season 1 2018
There is even a segment that explores the complicated death of a parent who shunned her child for being transgender. In the end, Pose was a heartbreaking but heartwarming show that I found very moving and inspiring in the way that it showed the power of family (blood family or chosen family) to triumph against all odds.