All The Feels: This Week’s Episode Of ‘Pose’ Brought Up Important Themes On Violence Against Trans Women, Sex Work & Colorism

*MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW*

This week’s episode Pose was a lot. 

Like WHEW.

In the episode titled “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” Candy Ferocity, co-mother to the House Ferocity, is brutally murdered in a motel room while carrying out sex work to provide for her house.

 

Throughout the episode, actress Angelica Ross gives an award-worthy final performance as Candy, who now reconciles with people in her life as a sort ethereal being. Everyone from her parents, who rejected her, to Pray Tell, who criticized her the hardest, have an honest talk with the ghost-like Candy.

It was a devastating and powerful episode, and although Pose is a form fictional storytelling, the episode brought up important themes as it relates to Black trans women in real life. Hit the flip to find out which ones hit the hardest.