HBO premiered ‘Legendary’, a contest of ‘voguing’ in the style of The X Factor


Born in the local alternative of New York, the culture of “vogue” makes the leap to the talent contests on television with “Legendary”, a program released this Tuesday andn HBO Max about the movement popularized in the 1980s.

In the style of “The X Factor” and “Got Talent”, the competition brings together teams -“houses” in the subculture of the “voguing”- who must compete on a weekly basis to achieve the title of legend.

In the first episode, the rapper Megan Thee Stallion, that triumphs alongside Beyoncé with “Savage”, has been examining more daring on the ratings of a panel of judges completed by the actress Jameela Jamil (“The Good Place”), the stylist Law Roach and the legend of the vogue Leiomy Maldonado.

With a dynamic realization, the galas focus on the choreographies of each grouprecorded in an industrial warehouse converted into a set that recalls the origins of the cultural phenomenon.

The rest: wigs, makeup, beards, high heels, outfits, daring, movements impossible and that combination of glamour and vulgarity that has inspired the world of fashion for decades since Madonna took her style in the song “Vogue”.

But the human stories behind the glitter also make act of presence, as it was designed the style of dance that emerged between the community LGTBQ+ and celebrates the diversity of the bodies, whether they be muscular, thin, crooked or fat.

For example, members of the House of Lanvin House of Lanvin) made prior to their performance a plea of what it means to be latino, LGTBQ+ and us in the neighborhood of the Bronx New York.

“Legendary” is one of the bets of the new platform for streaming HBO Max.

The relay takes the success they have had other formats based on culture LGTBQ+ u.s. series as “Pose”, nominated in the Emmy and centered in the homes of “voguing” of the last decade, or the contest of impersonation “RuPaul”s Drag Race”.

The pandemic of coronavirus has prevented to hold a premiere physical of this format, which has opted for a “premiere” virtual in that the participants have shared the impressions of the first episode, which has been the envy of makeup and other accessories to the viewers.

HBO Max is the new platform a competitor to Netflix that includes in its bid to HBO, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, The CW, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Looney Tunes, among others.

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