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Pose cast serve it ancient city style to Chromatica and it is categorically the queerest thing that’s ever existed

Reiss Smith June 17, 2020
Elektra Abundance, Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's Chromatica collided with the world of pose. (Lady Gaga/FX)

Stop the clocks, cut off the telephone, because the Pose cast are serving it ancient city style to Lady Gaga’s Chromatica in this incredible mash-up.

The blessed 95 second video is a supercut of Pose’s finest ballroom scenes, full of face, body, hair, dips and duck walks, set to “Babylon”, the denouement of Lady Gaga’s Chromatica.

Indeed, bodies are moving like a sculpture – namely those of Elektra Abundance, Candy Ferocity and Ricky Evangelista.

It’s a sort of full-circle moment. “Babylon” bears more than a slight resemblance to Madonna’s “Vogue”, itself an appropriation of the ballroom scene faithfully recreated by Pose.

Twitter’s response to the Lady Gaga-Pose mash-up was naturally one of cool restraint.

With one fan making this potentially world-changing suggestion.

That’s gossip.

‘Babylon’ Pose mash-up biggest Chromatica meme since… last week.

Lady Gaga released Chromatica on May 29, a pulsating, throbbing mess of ’90s house beats split into three movements, each announced by a melodramatic orchestral interlude.

Among the highlights is the chill-inducing transition from the “Chromatica II” interlude, to “911”, a techno-lite tribute to the singer’s own antipsychotic medication.

It’s 10 seconds of pure art, which has since been immortalised by fans in the medium of meme.

Elsewhere, Pose – like everything else good and pure in this world – has been derailed by coronavirus.

Filming on the third season has been paused, with co-creator Steven Canals admitting that social distancing regulations might force the show to ditch its iconic ballroom scenes, which can often require as many as 150 background actors.

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