'Pose' season 2 trailer shows Blanca talking about 'leaving love' as her legacy, but fans find it hard to talk about her death
With each integral character navigating their own path and destiny in the new season, Blanca's plight may be something to worry about.
Ryan Murphy's hit 'Pose' is back with its second season and while anticipation soars regarding what's next for Blanca's (MJ Rodriguez) House of Evangelista and Lulu and Candy's House of Ferocity, everything may not be as glam as how the first season concluded - with Blanca taking the 'Mother of the Year,' and celebration high on the calendar. In fact, the glamour as seen on the trailer only seems to be hiding the ugly truth of the HIV AIDS epidemic during the Reagan era.
With each integral character navigating their own path and destiny, Blanca's plight may be something to worry about. In a very ominous tone in the teaser, Blanca shares "Even if I am gone, they know I'll still be there." This has left the fans gasping as they took to Reddit and Twitter to cite how broken they would be if Blanca's story was to end in the coming season.
Reddit user GarionOrb wrote "I'm not liking the foreshadowing these adverts seem to be giving..." and another user responded But wow, this is the most depressing of all the promos. They can't be getting rid of Blanca so soon!"
Fans also shared that the teaser had them crying since Blanca hints the disease will take a toll on her and Pray Tell (Billy Porter) does not shy away from addressing the "plague," even though he himself hasn't admitted to anyone that he is diagnosed positive. "I really started stepping in when I got my diagnosis," the 'Mother of the Year' states.
As for the year, season 2 is set in the year 1990, two years after Blanca's diagnosis and her epic victory. As mentioned earlier, the new season catches up right after Madonna's 'Vogue' music video came out and made the underground world of voguing a mainstream sensation.
However, since it was the 1980s, it is to be noted that HIV was a life-threatening condition and life expectancy of an HIV patient was typically about 3 years for those who wouldn't seek treatment. It still is. So, with two years elapsed, Blanca's death may be on the cards. It hurts to even write this.
A glimpse of the review makes it clear that season 2 opens with Pray Tell and Blanca on a boat heading to a public cemetery where New York’s homeless people are buried in mass graves. This means another death in the community and highly likely because of AIDS, the raging epidemic. With both Blanca and Pray Tell diagnosed, the new season spells sadness and nope, no one is buying the glitz and glamour the trailer is portraying.
"I hope I can live to tell my story," Blanca says further in the trailer, hence making the atmosphere all the more suspenseful. "I want my legacy to be love," she concludes.
We don't know what will unfurl in season 2 of FX drama but we know talking about legacy and death isn't necessarily a good sign.