Alfonso Francois's posts


A Snapshot Of 'Pose' And Its Budding Legacy With Star Ryan Jamaal Swain

If you’re unfamiliar with the scripted juggernaut that is FX’s new series Pose, you are doing yourself a grave disservice by not indulging in one of cable television’s most pivotal series ever. Underneath its elements of uniqueness, such as its gritty New York location, the restless recklessness of the '80s and the bubbling one of society’s most drawn-from coterie (yes, the LGBTQ...


FX's 'Pose' Flawlessly Pushes Black Queer Stories Into Mainstream Entertainment

FX might have just scored one of its biggest gems ever with the upcoming series, Pose, a 1980s television drama (heavy on the drama) which centers on the New York City ball scene. It's a time when both visibility and acceptance for the LGBTQ community were disappointingly low, shunning an entire group of people and banishing them to forgotten corners of society. Pose lends itself to...


Stop Pitting ‘Black Panther’ And ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Against Each Other

Coming out of an amazing weekend for black film, both Disney's A Wrinkle In Time and Marvel's Black Panther showed the performance power of cinema birthed from black minds. The Ava DuVernay-directed film brought in just over $33 million after its opening weekend, while Ryan Coogler's superhero saga recently topped the $1 billion mark in international box office receipts. Holding the top...