Pose is, in part, a show about a health crisis. Many of its characters are impacted by HIV in the 1980s and early '90s of New York City, and many scenes are shot in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings.
For these scenes, the FX production uses real medical supplies as props. And according to co-creator Ryan Murphy, these supplies have been donated to an NYC hospital in need, Mount Sinai, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"On my FX series POSE, one of our regular sets and locations is a hospital where in season 3 (spoiler) Blanca works as an AIDS/hiv counselor," Murphy stated Sunday on Instagram. "Today we donated all our prop supplies to Mount Sinai hospital to help nurses and doctors battling the Covid outbreak. Let’s all keep giving when and where and how we can."
Pose is not the only production to donate. NBC’s Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, and Chicago P.D. and ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19, and The Good Doctor have also given hospital gowns, masks, and other medical supplies to workers combating the deadly strain of coronavirus.
New York, where Pose is set, has emerged as an epicenter of COVID-19. As of Monday, there were 20,909 confirmed cases in the state, reports the The New York Times, which equates to 6 percent of the global total.