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The internet wins with Insecure and gives notice to web-series content creators

The internet wins with Insecure and gives notice to web-series content creators Web-series based on the experiences of their creators make a way on TV. Issa Rae’s sitcom Insecure calls for the type of warm

The internet wins with Insecure and gives notice to web-series content creators
Web-series based on the experiences of their creators make a way on TV. Issa Rae’s sitcom Insecure calls for the type of warm embrace you’d give a friend you haven’t seen in ages. Not too far from Rae’s web-se ries Awkward Black Girl where she got her buzz but very different. The HBO series is a bit more defined with the assistance of UK’s S trolling creator Cecile Emeke as direc tor and Melina Matsoukas as executive producer.The pilot doesn’t stray too far from home with appearances from characters from ABG with new roles, corny yet witty freestyle self-motivating raps, and the dislike for a job that doesn’t entirely satisfy.


The series is a refreshing comedy centered around semi-fictionalized version of Issa Rae and her TV best friend Molly played by Yvonne Orji. The pilot focuses on the complexities of being a black female, settling, disappointments, and expectations. Issa and Molly give a broader scope to black female friendship much diverse from the normal-cliche representation typically seen on television. Issa captures the audience with her no holds bar take on blackness. Opening the sho w with Kendrick Lamar’s Alright. In a classroom with students she’s bombarded with questions “Why you talk like a white girl?” and “Why your hair look like that?” asks one of Issa’s students.


Issa’s character lives in Los Angeles with her long-term bo yfriend Lawrence played by J ay Ellis. Issa finds herself in a stump when she begins to consider leaving her loving yet less than there



boyfriend. Molly is a high-powered lawyer who finds her struggling to find a decent man to commit and is forced to weed through the web of online dating in hopes of something tangible. Issa and Molly is realistic and organic. Though the two find themselves at each others throat it’s a genuine loving friendship.


Issa’s mishaps in relationships don’t stop just at home or at the club with Molly. They also find its way into the workplace. Rae who works for a non-profit organization called W e Got Y’all finds herself in a love/hate relationship with her job where she’s the token black girl everyone goes to for approval or insight on blackness. Partnered with her co-worker Rita, Rae is marred as she tries to get her co-workers to understand kids of the inner city are individuals not charity cases. Her inability of execute projects the way she would love to leaves Issa in a tired state where she could care less to commit to.


Insecure is an inside look into black womanhood, woes of settling, let downs of inadequate men, and the desire of obtaining wholeness. From Cecile Emeke as director, Melina Matsoukas as executive producer, free flowing I don’t give a— monologue, diverse cast of familiar and unfamiliar faces, and soundtrack Insecure ticks off all the boxes and makes for a great TV.

Insecure shows on HBO on Sunday

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