Here are five takeaways from a promotional block-party in Inglewood, California celebrating the breakout HBO series that had all of Black Twitter arguing between #TeamIssa + #TeamLawrence.
Insecure turned out to be more than a polished rehash of Issa Rae’s ultra popular Awkward Black Girl YouTube series when it debuted last fall. The series, following the lives of two early 30-something black women living in Los Angeles, became a ratings hit and a critically-acclaimed darling despite being snubbed for some major award nominations. It doesn’t hurt that each episode enjoyed some serious support from #BlackTwitter.
And, why not?
Each half-hour episode found itself packed with enough visual flair, commentary, clever dialogue and eclectic music choices to really hone in on its primarily young black professional demographic.
HBO obviously believes in the show enough for its new timeslot to be placed near its fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones. More so, the premium network went so far as to hold a block party in Inglewood’s downtown area on Market Street and even held several showings of Season Two’s first episode in the remodeled Miracle Theater.
If any of the loud commentary, claps and applause mean anything, it’s that the Insecure cast and crew knocked it out of the park yet again. To get Okayplayer readers a little more excited for more Insecure, allow us to breakdown five things we noticed during its second season premiere.