Mj Rodrigez was born to Pose

The actress’ efficiency within the FX drama not solely helped introduce a contemporary viewers to queer ballroom tradition of the 80’s and 90’s, however shined a groundbreaking highlight on the struggles that Black trans girls face even in the present day. 

After three seasons on the helm of Home of Evangelista, the Tv Academy lastly topped Mj with an extended overdue Emmy nomination. In reality, she’s making history as the primary trans lady to be acknowledged in a lead appearing class. 

From Mj’s perspective, the acknowledgement is “lastly opening the doorways and exhibiting how we exist on the planet.” She defined on E!’s Daily Pop, “This provides a broader skew of who we’re as human beings and exhibits us that we’re human greater than something.” 

And whereas the performer is lauded for blazing trails inside the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, she additionally is aware of a factor or two about turning it out on the crimson carpet.