Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Series to Debut on HBO October 9

Issa Rae, star of the HBO series “Insecure,” during the 2016 Television Critics Assn. Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton. (Chris Pizzello / Invision)

article by Greg Braxton via

For years HBO has been criticized for its pattern of featuring shows spotlighting the stories of white women while ignoring the creative voices of women of color. While “Sex and the City,” “Girls” and “Veep” have been solid hits, they have also been blasted for sidelining ethnic characters. “Girls,” created by and starring Lena Dunham, has particularly come under fire for its focus on young white characters even though it is set in New York City.

Starting Oct. 9, the premium network will enter more diverse territory, courtesy of Issa Rae, a former YouTube sensation who is starring in and executive-producing “Insecure.”

The half-hour series explores the friendship between two African American women who deal with their sometimes stormy relationship while also grappling with conflicts inside and outside black culture. Much of the humor has a raw flavor, and does not hold back on sexually frank situations and dialogue.

For full article, go to: Issa Rae takes HBO from white ‘Girls’ to black women with ‘Insecure’ – LA Times

One thought on “Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ Series to Debut on HBO October 9”

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    U. ( Nited ) S. ( tates ). . . US, that
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    WE are here to stay.
    Get used to it!
    WE will NOT go away!
    WE are not here to be anyone’s
    CARPET anymore!
    WE will no longer enter through
    Your ‘ Backdoor ‘!
    WE will avail Ourselves of
    ALL of Our ‘ Inalienable Rights ‘,
    Which, by the way, are afforded to
    Black or White.
    I Am AMERICA! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    (c ) 2016 – by Dram’Ma

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