Author: Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
Queen Issa Rae's new HBO show Insecure premiered Sunday night, and we're hella turnt about the season of black girl magic she's about to bestow upon us! In an interview for Complex, Rae — who many of us came to love via her highly successful web series Awkward Black Girl — talks about the lack of diversity on TV and the making of her new show. "We’re being totally unapologetic in who our leads are and the story that we’re telling. If you watch Insecure you’re watching a specific story, but you’re also going to relate to it whether you want to or not," Rae says in response to shows starring people of color often being labeled as "niche" or "limiting." She also addresses how the questions regarding the lack of diversity shouldn't be directed towards people of color, but to people in Hollywood who are responsible for it. "I wish that all the black people, or all the Latino people, weren’t the only ones who got these questions... It took us a long time to get here, and now we have to answer questions about how we got here?" she says. "The questions should go to the people who are perpetuating the problem or the people who are very much unaware." Read about Solange's involvement with Insecure and the rest of her interview here.