One thing Issa Rae isn’t insecure about is the fact that her show is a hit. Rae, who became an internet sensation with her series “Awkward Black Girl” brings color and life to HBO with “Insecure”.
“Insecure” is about the adventures and misfortunes of a weird, funny girl with a job she hates, a boughetto best friend and a boyfriend who appears to be too good for her. She has a confident, ratchet alter ego, who freestyles and creates such gems as “Broken Pussy”.
Last season ended with Issa sabotaging one of the few things that was going right in her life- her relationship with Lawrence. Supporters of the show were divided about who they were rooting for, and #TeamLawrence and #TeamIssa flooded timelines throughout social media.
This season will continue to depict Issa trying to navigate life along with her dysfunctional bestie Molly. Will Lawrence forgive Issa’s indiscretions and take her back? Or will she go on hilarious dates with some of LA’s pool of misfits? “Insecure” returns July 23rd at 10:30PM.
Modern-day black women are usually portrayed as strong, confident and “flawless.” But Issa and Molly are definitely not “killing it.” These best friends must deal with their own real-life flaws as they attempt to navigate different worlds and cope with an endless series of uncomfortable everyday experiences.
Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, the comedy series Insecure explores the black female experience. Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly. Over the course of the season, Issa attempts to figure out what she wants out of life and how to take control of it, while fumbling her way through this journey. Molly, a corporate attorney who appears to have everything together professionally, struggles inside as she looks for external ways to fix her life.
Meanwhile, Issa’s boyfriend, Lawrence (Jay Ellis), who has fallen victim to complacency, works to get his own act together. Frieda (Lisa Joyce), Issa’s overeager white co-worker, whose enthusiasm is both annoying and endearing, is at the crux of Issa’s racial frustrations at work.
Issa Rae wrote the New York Times bestseller The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, which was published in 2015. Her web content has garnered more than 25 million views and over 200,000 subscribers on YouTube. In addition to making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list twice and winning the 2012 Shorty Award for Best Web Show for her hit series Awkward Black Girl, she has worked on web content for Pharrell Williams, Tracey Edmonds and numerous others.
Insecure was created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore; executive produced by Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry.