Janet Mock, an executive producer and director of FX's underground ballroom drama series "Pose", made it very clear that she is tired of Hollywood's bullshit during her speech at the show's premiere party Thursday night (April 29).
Many fans of Mock have expressed on Twitter their longing to find any piece of video footage of her 'fiery' speech. Gaye Magazine exclusively reports obtaining video footage of Mock's speech at the season 3 premiere party of 'Pose', as for currently no other video footage of her speaking on stage is available online.
Mock, who became the first trans woman of color to be hired as a writer for a TV series in history, reportedly gave a 15-minute speech at the New York City Lincoln Center premiere for the third and final season of 'Pose' - in which she shouted "Fuck Hollywood", decried the quality of the show's writing, revealed she cheated on her 'Pose' actor boyfriend Angel B. Curiel with someone on the show's crew and demanded more money and perks as other TV executives after revealing she made $40K per episode of the series.
“Why am I making $40,000 an episode? Huh?” Mock wondered aloud early in her speech according to Page Six. “I am angry!"
“F–k Hollywood … Does this make you uncomfortable? It should. It should make you f–king shake in your motherf–king boots. This is speaking truth. This is what ‘Pose’ is.”
Mock next complained about the quality of the material from male writers on the show’s first two episodes, however Mock later apologized to composer Our Lady J — a producer and writer on “Pose” — and said she’d tried to diminish her to “make myself bigger.”
“I f–ked up, y’all. I forgot who the f–k I was. They want me to come up here and pretend,” she said. “I don’t need Hollywood, honey. You know why? Cuz I’m f–king free.”
Mock then addressed Murphy, saying that “you brought … girls in to help you.”
“Who brought the girls in?,” she asked him. “I did,” Murphy replied, “I wanted the girls to be there.”
Gaye exclusively obtained a 20-second video clip of Mock addressing Murphy in the crowd:
Later in her speech she is reported to have provided some inspirational words for cast members — including Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore and the show’s lead, MJ Rodriguez — before turning her attention back to the industry at large.
“It’s a show, but it means so much to everyone to ‘ensure that we enable black and brown trans women to make it’ because that sounds good,” she said sarcastically. “It makes you comfortable to talk like that because then I don’t scare you into facing the f–king truth. You all have stomped on us.”
According to Page Six, the speech took an even more personal turn when Mock demanded that her boyfriend Angel Bismark Curiel who she reportedly began dating in early 2019 to “stand up … right now!”
Curiel stood up, and Mock said to the crowd, “Let me tell you something about love.”
“Today, I was gonna let [Angel] go,” she said. “I was gonna let you go, right, but what did I do? I f–ked someone on the crew, right?”
“Angel, Angel. I’m not losing you. You hear me? You are f–king important to me,” Mock continued. “I don’t want to live in a house alone. I want you. You motherf–ker. Right there. That’s who I want. I’m getting what’s mine.”
Gaye has reached out to Janet Mock for comment of if she regrets sharing her personal affairs at the party, however she nor or reps have not yet responded.
Since news headlines of her industry exposing speech, many of Mock's fans, along with several celebrities' have shared via social media that they fully support her courage to stand up to the industry.
Ts Madison, the first Black trans woman to executive produce and star in her own reality tv docuseries shared via Instagram:
Transgender media personality and activist Ashlee Marie Preston shared: