Hollywood executive producer and director on the FX drama, Pose, Janet Mock, used the premiere of season three of the show to blast the industry and ask why she and her co-stars of the trans drama were not paid more for their work.
The television series is about New York City's African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming drag ball culture scene in the 1980s and 1990s.
But during a rare in-person premiere during the COVID pandemic, held in New York City on Thursday night, Mock, 38, left those in the 100-strong audience stunned, after making a fiery speech lasting almost 15 minutes.
Writer, director and executive producer on the FX series Pose, Janet Mock, 38, delivered a strong criticism of Hollywood at the show’s season premiere eventInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'When a talent asks you for a suite, you give them a suite because they need it,' Mock began.
'I want to get paid more. Why am I making $40,000 an episode? Huh?' Mock wondered allowed. 'Do you know who the f*** I am? Do you know what I f***ing mean?'
'I am angry!,' she continued as she went on to demand more money and perks equivalent to other television execs.
'I’m hurting, y’all. I see injustice and it hurts me inside,' Mock said at the event, according to The Daily Beast.
'F*** Hollywood … Does this make you uncomfortable? It should. It should make you f***ing shake in your motherf***ing boots. This is speaking truth. This is what Pose is.'