According to actress and producer Issa Rae, her show ‘Insecure’ was created through a desire to show more black women in evolving friendships with one another via television.
When speaking on the inspiration for her hit show, Rae says, “I knew that I wanted to have a show set in L.A, I knew that I wanted to highlight specific parts of L.A. that I hadn’t seen demonstrated in the most positive light in the last couple of years. And I wanted to make South L.A. sexy!”
However, more than just portraying the hidden parts of Los Angeles in a positive light, Rae says that it was very important for her to highlight the importance of friendship between black women.
“I think for such a long time, I just was not seeing great black female friendships on television. It was constantly about tearing one another down or throwing shade. There are elements of that, but for the most part, black women are essential to my life,” she said.
This second season of ‘Insecure’ is now set to return on Sunday, July 23rd.
So, what are your thoughts on what Rae had to say about black women and friendship? Do you agree? And are you happy that someone is finally showcasing positive images of African American women?