As ‘Pose’ wraps up, present finds its largest fan: Elton John

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Goodbye, yellow brick street, and whats up shock “Pose” panel look.

Elton John and husband David Furnish joined FX’s “Pose” stars Billy Porter and Mj Rodriguez and sequence co-creators Steven Canals and Ryan Murphy for a dialogue Saturday night time on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The duo, who rescheduled their trip to attend the For Your Consideration panel, spoke onstage about their love for the present.

“My motto is nobody will get left behind. Nobody needs to be left behind, no intercourse employee, no prisoner, to trans individual, no intravenous drug consumer, no homosexual folks. We now have to embrace all of us, we’ve to embrace everyone,” John mentioned throughout the drive-in occasion. “This program touched me greater than some other sequence due to the journey that these persons are on.”

“Pose,” which aired its last episode Sunday, broke boundaries with its illustration of the Black and Latinx LGBTQ group in New York Metropolis’s ballroom scene. The present takes place throughout the Eighties and Nineties, on the peak of the AIDS epidemic, which the “Tiny Dancer” singer lived by means of. The Elton John AIDS Basis, launched in 1992, has raised greater than $500 million to offer sources for these affected by the illness.

“It is a sequence the place you giggle, and also you cry, and also you get indignant, and also you see folks’s journey and the way they combat,” the “I’m Nonetheless Standing” hitmaker mentioned of the present, which made historical past as the primary tv sequence to have a predominantly transgender forged.

“And they’re actual folks, and they’re trans individuals who have made their life doable however, by God, they needed to combat for it,” John continued. “They nonetheless must combat for it, they usually shouldn’t.”

Though Dominique Jackson, who performs the glamorous Elektra Abundance on “Pose,” wasn’t on the panel, there was nonetheless speak about her character, who has one admirer specifically.

“I imply, I’m Elektra,” John mentioned. “I’m completely Elektra.”

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