Centre stage with Mj Rodriguez

A woman dancing in an empty sports hall

The performer and award-winning star of Pose has it all. She talks to Hanna Phifer about being a role model, finding love, and the end of Ryan Murphy’s hit FX series

By Hanna Phifer   Video by Matthew Dillon Cohen   Photography by Hannah Sider   Styling by Katie Bofshever   Music by Loz   Tuesday 11 May 2020

Pose, FX’s drama series about the New York ballroom scene in the 1980s and 1990s, and the queer and trans performers of colour who find a home in it, comes to a close.

The pioneering show features more transgender actors than any scripted TV series in history, and is a chance for performers such as Mj Rodriguez to claim their rig