HBO's Insecure by Issa Rae is my FAVORITE show on television for SO many reasons! First, its so dope to me that she’s the creator of the entire show and the main character in the series, that takes impeccable talent to do both so exceptionally well.
The writing of the show its SO relatable to black girls everywhere. Issa said she titled it Insecure because “its this narrative going around, that’s awesome, that black women are fierce, strong, and flawless; but I don’t know that life and my friends definitely don’t know that life, so I wanted to center a show around “weak” black women and the uncertainty that they feel on that journey to get to greatness, its like the prequel to black girl magic.”
She started with a youtube series called The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl in 2011, which is what Insecure is partially based on. Rae and her team make sure they tie in issues the black community face everyday in every episode. For instance, showing infidelity not being one-sided by just accusing the man, the stigma that black men have to appear super masculine, under the table racism in the workplace, on top of the typical insecurities women face on a day to day. The jokes within this comedy aren’t your typical play on the common notion that black people are either “ratchet or stuck up” instead it depicts the "in between" that’s never shown.
If I had to rate the show I would give it 5 stars lol seriously please watch it! It took me less than a day to watch the whole series it's only eight 30 minute episodes, once you start you won't turn it off until its over.
P.S ISSA I adore you, you inspire me as a writer. This is pure gold. Good Girl of the year for this one here girl.