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Created by and starring Issa Rae, the new half-hour comedy Insecure looks at the friendship of two modern-day black women, as well as all their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations.
Creator/writer/star Issa Rae brings her fresh voice to HBO with this painfully funny new comedy series, which follows best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) as they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, while facing the challenges of being two black women who defy all stereotypes. Though Issa fancies herself a badass rapper when she’s alone in front of the mirror, her day-to-day life as the “token black girl” at an educational non- profit is far less empowering.
With 30 looming large, Issa starts to reconsider a five-year relationship with unemployed boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis), which is going nowhere fast. Struggling just the same is Issa’s BFF Molly, whose professional success as a high-paid lawyer stands in stark contrast to her dismal dating life. After an unexpected performance at an open-mic night, Issa decides to embrace a better and bolder side, but learns that, despite the confidence of her razor-sharp rhymes, being less insecure in everyday life isn’t quite as easy.
Over the course of eight Season 1 episodes, Insecure explores the black female experience in a subtle, witty and authentic way, as Issa and Molly stumble their way towards pulling their lives together, while trying their hardest to never settle for less