For the second straight Friday, viewers can catch a major special keyed to Pride Month.
On June 18, it was a “Pose” marathon. And on June 25, Peacock will add a concert: “Miley Cyrus Presents Stand By You.”
Cyrus (shown here), who identifies as pansexual, has been a long-time supporter of LGBT issues. She’ll sing her own hits, including “The Climb” and “Party in the U.S.A.,” plus such songs as “True Colors,” “Believe,” “We Belong,” “Dancing Queen” and a Madonna medley of “Music,” “Express Yourself” and “Like a Prayer.”
Filmed in Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Cyrus – who was originally a country star, like her father Billy Ray Cyrus – will have guests Micke Guyton, Maren Morris, Little Big Town, Orville Peck and Brothers Osborne. This year, TJ Osborne became the first person on a major country label to be openly gay.
That follows the “Pose” marathon. Here’s the previous story on that one; you can now find the “Pose” reruns on the FX hub of Hulu:
“Pose” – a vibrant show that ended way too soon – will get a rerun marathon Friday (June 18).
That will be from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on FX, with four of the seven episodes from the third and final season, including the double-length finale.
The show is set in the 1990s, when grand ballroom competitions flourished in New York. It set TV records for the number of gay and trans characters in key roles.
It also drew steep praise, including 11 Emmy nominations in its first two seasons. In both, it was nominated for best drama; Billy Porter won a best-actor Emmy one year and was nominated the other. There was a Peabody Award, an American Film Institute award and more.
But “Pose” was hit especially hard by the COVID shutdown. Its third season – just those seven episodes – finally started airing, 21 months after the second ended.
That was a steeply emotional season, as the AIDS crisis escalated, Pray (Porter’s character) sank into alcoholism and despair and others soared. Now viewers can catch it again, in a night belatedly scheduled for Pride Month. It will include the season’s first two hours, the two-part finale and just one episodes (Pray visits his birth family) of the four in-between.