*“Pose” executive producer Janet Mock reportedly served up a fiery speech at the season 3 premiere party on Thursday night, during which she slammed Hollywood snd admitted to cheating on her boyfriend.
“F*ck Hollywood,” Mock began her 15-minute speech. “This makes you uncomfortable? It should. It should make you fucking shake in your motherfucking boots. This is speaking the truth. This is what Pose is.”
The event took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the room reportedly fell silent during Mock’s emotional rant.
“Why am I making $40,000 an episode? Huh?” she said, Page Six reports. “I am angry!”
Mock then slammed the male writers on “Pose” before calling on her boyfriend Angel Bismark Curiel to “stand up … right now!”
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“Let me tell you something about love,” Mock told the socially distanced audience. “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?”
She continued, “Angel, Angel. I’m not losing you. You hear me? You are f–king important to me,” Mock said. “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 and series producer Our Lady J for treating her like crap 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,” Mock said. “I don’t need Hollywood, honey. You know why? Cuz I’m f–king free.”
“The biggest challenges for trans youth are really just being able to live and exist in a world that lets them be who they are without threat or violence,” says #Pose‘s Janet Mock. “I hope that our show lets them know that they deserve to take up space.” https://t.co/VCagmuYOzJ pic.twitter.com/xY9w2oxbjg
— Variety (@Variety) April 29, 2021
Per EW, she concluded by mocking a standard line about inclusion in the industry: “It means so much to everyone to ensure that we enable Black and brown trans women to make it.”
“That sounds good, right?” Mock said. “It makes you comfortable, me talking like that. Because then I don’t scare you into facing the f—ing truth: You all have stomped on us.”