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Posted Thursday 6/14/18 at 4:48AM EDT
Jay Ellis slams Twitter user for saying Insecure disses black men
A Twitter user accused Issa Rae and her staff of promoting "some sort of f*ckery about black men." To which Ellis responded: "As a black man who was a part of the first two seasons of @IssaRae and the very diverse writing staff of 'Insecure’s' work, I’d have to say STFU! ...btw pick your pants up, your toxicity is showing."
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Issa Rae: Insecure Season 3 will tackle toxic male black masculinity
Rae teases that Season 3 will be about "adulting in a new way." She adds: "I don’t want to give anything away! But I love black masculinity as it relates to black women. I think that’s something interesting that we haven’t gotten a chance to explore yet — and specifically toxic male black masculinity as it relates to black women. I’m trying to find a way to explore that and get a rounded storyline that isn’t preachy."
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Issa Rae raps to her mirror for her Insecure teaser
HBO has released the "Official Tease" for Season 3.
Posted Friday 5/25/18 at 10:33AM EDT
Did two Insecure stars welcome a baby together?
Dominique Perry and Sarunas J. Jackson gave hints on social media that they've welcomed a baby girl, though they've yet to confirm that they're actually in a relationship together. Or that they did welcome a baby. ALSO: Brandy responds to Issa Rae's Moesha tribute.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 10:30PM EDT
Issa Rae: Insecure was inspired by the predominantly black TV shows I grew up on: Living Single, A Different World, Girlfriends
Those kind of shows just disappeared, says Rae in a GQ profile. “The takeaway was ‘Agh, black people are so dope. Where are they at on TV right now? Now I want my own version,'" she says. Still, Rae is surprised by the demographics of her audience. “I think what most surprised me was that the audience wasn't 90 percent black,” she says. “I think only 30 to 40 percent of the audience are black people. But I'm like, okay, HBO isn't accessible to everyone. Like, I didn't have HBO. I used my friend's password until the show got picked up.”
Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
HBO's Insecure and Ballers return on Aug. 12
Issa Rae's third season of Insecure will follow the fourth season of Dwayne Johnson's Ballers.
Posted Monday 5/14/18 at 11:28PM EDT
Jay Ellis: I've been punched, slapped, chased, cussed at over my Insecure role
“I done been punched over Lawrence," he says of playing the ex-boyfriend of Issa Rae's character on the HBO series. "I done been slapped over Lawrence. I done been cussed out over Lawrence. I done been chased down the hallway at the airport over Lawrence. It’s really interesting. This is one of my favorite things about Lawrence…that he is a dude that polarizes. You either love him or hate him, and as an actor that’s one of my favorite things about what I do.”
Posted Friday 4/27/18 at 9:17PM EDT
Is Jay Ellis not returning to Insecure?
Production on Season 3 of Issa Rae's HBO series is well underway, but Ellis says he hasn't filmed one scene and has been “out of the loop” when it comes to the new season’s storyline and filming schedule.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 1:54PM EDT
Peabody Awards honor The Handmaid's Tale, Insecure and American Vandal
This year's Peabody winners also include Better Call Saul, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Saturday Night Live and Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 5:56PM EST
Issa Rae is developing two more shows for HBO, including one on the dating life of a bisexual black man
The Insecure star’s Him or Her will chronicle the “dating life of a bisexual black man and the distinctly different worlds and relationships he finds himself in,” while Sweet Life will be set in the “Black Beverly Hills” Los Angeles neighborhood of Windsor Hills focusing on three “well-heeled” teens.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 8:21PM EST
AFI Awards’ Top 10 TV shows of 2017 include The Good Place, Feud and Insecure
PBS’ The Vietnam War was also honored, with the AFI Special Award.
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 7:43AM EST
Issa Rae had to explain to one of her Twitter followers that HBO and Netflix are rivals
“Can you add insecure on Netflix please”? the Insecure star was asked on Twitter on Saturday. To which Rae responded: “Girl this is like asking Adidas to start selling Nike shoes.”
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 2:43AM EDT
Issa Rae: Every woman on the Insecure writing staff has a #MeToo story
That’s how prevalent it is, Rae says. “Like, every single woman has a story,” she says. “And it’s one of those things, as women we’re so used to sweeping things under the rug, like, ‘Oh I won’t make a big deal about it.’ Or because we are so used to it, feeling like you’re overreacting if you do speak up.”
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
From Broad City to Insecure: Is the web series the new TV pilot?
“Why are we seeing so many web series getting adapted for television lately?” asks Shannon Liao. “In this age of GoPros, neatly curated social media presences, and streaming services on demand, creators can design and shoot their own series, then serve as their own agents and manage their own online star power.”
Posted Friday 10/13/17 at 11:28PM EDT
How TV shows go about creating “fake shows-within-shows”
This Is Us has The Manny, while Insecure created slavery drama spoof Due North. "We were all joking about two of the writers on staff having this like, illicit pre-Civil War affair, and then the jokes got lengthier and more intricate and just really funny," says Natasha Rothwell, the Insecure writer who plays Issa Rae’s friend Kelly. "And at one point, someone said, what if this was a show? What would happen if Underground and Empire had a baby?"