Voguing has been an essential part of queer culture since the 80s, with the stylised dance emerging from the underground ballroom scene – home to countless queer people from Latin and black backgrounds – voguing emerged as an act of defiance towards a society which oppressed them. Firing back into prominence through the wonderful Pose, HBO Max jump into the ballroom scene with Legendary a show that seeks to celebrate the fashions, voguing, and family spirit they showcase.
“In Legendary, a new HBO Max competition series that pulls from the underground ballroom community, voguing teams (aka “”houses””) must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion in order to achieve “”legendary”” status. The cast includes MC Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ as well as celebrity judges Law Roach, Jameela Jamil, Leiomy Maldonado, and Megan Thee Stallion.”
You can watch the trailer above. Legendary launches on HBO Max May 27th.