Issa Rae Is Spotlighting Races Issues Black Women Face To HBO’s ‘Insecure’
Filmmaker Issa Rae is making strides in race relations for black girls.
According to Deadline, HBO is moving forward and ordering the pilot for a comedy project titled Insecure, starring Rae and comedian Larry Wilmore. Wilmore is also the show’s co-creator and writer, and recently launched his Nightly gig on Comedy Central.
Insecure will focus on uneasy racial experiences that today’s African-American women face, including some of the topics Rae has covered in her web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The e-series has racked up about 20 million views and close to 200,000 hits on YouTube.
In addition to The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Insecure, Rae has a collection of essays, also dubbed The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, set for a Feb.10 release by Simon & Schuster Publishing.
The air date for HBO’s Insecure is still TBD.