Celebrities Celebrate Janet Mock's History-Making Directorial Debut on FX's 'Pose': See the Tweets
While FX’s Pose has already made history with the largest cast of transgender actors ever put on television, one episode in particular made history for a different reason. “Love Is the Message,” the show’s sixth episode, which aired Sunday night, was directed by Janet Mock -- making her the first trans woman of color to ever write and direct an episode of television.
Mock shared her gratitude across social media on Sunday night, tweeting out a photo of herself from the first evening on set of her directorial debut. “That smile hides my nerves about being the first trans woman of color to write & direct TV,” she wrote. “We are deserving of opportunity & more than capable.”
Viewers everywhere certainly took notice of Mock’s achievement. Along with numerous think pieces and thousands of tweets from fans of the show, a number of celebrities sent out their congratulations to Mock via Twitter last night. Here are just a few of their messages:
Taken my first night on set as Director of Episode 6: LOVE IS THE MESSAGE. That smile hides my nerves about being the first trans woman of color to write & direct TV. We are deserving of opportunity & more than capable. My directorial debut airs tonight on @FXNetworks. #posefx pic.twitter.com/BgOmNyBAEn— Janet Mock (@janetmock) July 8, 2018
I’m more proud of tonight's ep of POSE co-written with the extraordinary Janet Mock than almost anything I’ve ever done. Janet directed this episode with class & heart. Again she breaks down walls & barriers & makes history as the first trans woman of color to direct an ep of TV.— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 8, 2018
Thank you @janetmock & congratulations on EVERYTHING. Because this is truly what I’ve always wanted for you...EVERYTHING YOU DESERVE -- Give my sister her things! ------------ #posefx #girlslikeus pic.twitter.com/43cCa60DRU— Angelica Ross (@angelicaross) July 9, 2018
Get ready for the directorial debut of @janetmock. The first trans woman of color to direct an episode of television. Ep. 6 of @poseonfx is a masterpiece, co-written by Mock and @mrrpmurphy 'Love Is The Message' will have you bawling. TONIGHT on @FXNetworks at 9:00PM EST #posefx pic.twitter.com/ibbYCQIzsn— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) July 8, 2018
@janetmock anything you touch turns to gold. Thank you for your direction, your presence your writing and for breaking barriers in the motion picture world. @StevenCanals @MrRPMurphy thank you for making this happen. Season 2 must happen. & it Will be seasoned ferociously.— IAM (@IndyaMoore) July 9, 2018
Pose airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on FX.