Let me start off by saying that in general women are immensely underrepresented in Hollywood. Don’t even get me started on women of a non-western ethnicity. Of the top 100 films of 2015, 48 movies did not feature any black or African American females and 70 movies did not feature Asians or Asian American females. Furthermore, a lot of the times they manage to put females on screen, we are severely misrepresented. How often is it a female’s sole purpose to bring an element of exoticism, comedic relieve, stupidity or sexyness? Simply put, what we see on screen and our reality does not match. I am here to tell you that the TV show INSECURE is different. Why? Because it matches my reality to a T. And I’m sure it will match some of yours too.
The show follows the lives of two black females named Issa and Molly, both in their twentysomethings, whom have been best friends since college. Throughout the show, black female experiences are explored as the characters hilariously struggle to grow into their own. The sharp and insightful spirit of the show redefines stereotypes and points out pivotal aspects of living as a modern day black female. Also, the music featured in episodes is so good! The sound of the show is described as ‘underground, alternative, current and fresh’. Think Syd, Kendrick Lamar and GoldLink. The show has even premiered some of the hottest tracks out, i.e. SZA’s “Quicksand”. Check out their Spotify playlist for some gems!
The first two seasons are out for you to binge watch. And, obviously, INSECURE has been renewed for a third season. So, what are you waiting for?