On Pose Season 1 Episode 2, Blanca fights to be served at a transphobic gay bar after she beats Elektra in a major ball category.

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To celebrate her first win against Elektra and the House of Abundance, Blanca goes to a well known gay bar, where she faces transphobia at the hands of predominantly gay white men. Unwilling to let the incident go, Blanca makes it her mission to return to the bar and be served. When she does, the cops are called, and she lands in jail. Elektra uses her passability – and monthly allowance – to get Blanca out on one condition: they battle again for the legendary title. They do, and Elektra reclaims her crown. Meanwhile, at the ball, Damon meets the attractive and charming Ricky. Damon's first foray into the world of dating, he and Ricky hang out before making formal date plans. However, Damon puts his second evening with Ricky on hold to attend his very first ballet, courtesy of his school dance instructor.

The experience opens Damon's eyes to his potential future but causes a rift with Ricky, who feels left behind. Eventually, Damon is able to convince Ricky he's serious about their relationship, taking him to a ballet performance for the second date. Across town, Stan and Patty get into a fight about finances. While discussing it with his boss, Matt, it's revealed that Stan is having an affair. Matt makes a deal with Stan, agreeing to get Patty the dishwasher if Stan is willing to work extra hours.

Episode Details

On Pose Season 1 Episode 2, Blanca goes toe-to-toe with a bar refusing to serve her as Damon navigates his first foray into the dating world.

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Pose Season 1 Episode 2 Quotes

Blanca: How could you discriminate against me in my own community?
Mitchell: This bar is called Boy Lounge. We have a specific clientele. Gay, under 35 --
Lulu: White?!
Mitchell: Frankly, yes. The New York City night life is segregated. Look, I've got a friend. She works at the Cubby Hole. I'll call her. You guys can go and drink free all night.
Blanca: But I don't want that scene tonight --
Mitchell: I'm sorry, I'm not throwing a costume party.
Blanca: Oh this is not over.
Lulu: Bitch it was over before it started. Everybody needs somebody to make themselves feel superior. That line ends with us though. This shit runs downhill, past the women, the blacks, latins, gays, until it reaches the bottom and lands on our kind.

Ricky: You wanna go grab a slice or somethin'? On me.
Damon: You mean like a date?
Ricky: I mean, I'm smart, and cute, and cute, and I smell good. You could do a lot worse.
Damon: Okay, but... can we go sit at dinner and talk first? I mean, isn't that what you're supposed to do on a date?