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Acting Up 

TV-MA | | Drama | Episode aired 11 June 2019
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Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams. Pray Tell joins an activist group to fight for the rights of HIV-positive people.


Ryan Murphy (created by), Brad Falchuk (created by) | 5 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mj Rodriguez ... Blanca Rodriguez
Billy Porter ... Pray Tell
Dominique Jackson ... Elektra Abundance
Indya Moore ... Angel
Ryan Jamaal Swain ... Damon Richards
Angelica Ross ... Candy
Hailie Sahar ... Lulu
Angel Bismark Curiel ... Lil Papi
Sandra Bernhard ... Judy Kubrak
Trudie Styler ... Ms. Ford
Bob Adrian ... Cardinal O'Connor
Marjorie Austrian Marjorie Austrian ... Elder Woman
Valeria A. Avina ... Chanel
Sonnie Brown Sonnie Brown ... Mrs. Rose
Robert Garcia Cabrera ... Michael


Blanca encourages the House of Evangelista to follow their dreams. Pray Tell joins an activist group to fight for the rights of HIV-positive people.

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ACT UP was formed in March of 1987 at the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center in New York City. See more »


At the opening of the episode, Blanca and Pray Tell are seen traveling to Hart Island, off the eastern coast of the Bronx. Hart Island, which has served as New York City's only "potters field" since 1868 is where unclaimed bodies of unknown or indignant residents of the city who cannot afford a private burial are laid to rest in mass graves where pine box coffins are numbered and stacked together before being buried. Prior to July 2015, members of the public were prohibited from visiting the island. This episode takes place in the summer of 1990, 25 years prior to the island was officially opened to visits by relatives and friends of the deceased buried on the island after a civil rights lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was settled by the New York City Department of Corrections (the city agency in charge of the island). See more »


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Stirring, provactive so many emotions
13 June 2019 | by sar-07679See all my reviews

I think this is one of the most deeply moving television shows I am in such a long time. it brought up really strong emotions from the 80s. Beautifully portrayed so many feelings that ran through the pulse of that time.

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