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What Made ‘I May Destroy You’s’ Michaela Coel Cry During Lockdown – and Other Art She’s Found Cathartic

Michaela Coel is best known as a creator of great art, with “I May Destroy You” and “Chewing Gum,” but she’s also a consumer. And her taste in movies, television, podcasts and books is as varied in tone as that of her work. Over the last year, Coel dove into heady podcasts and books, but […]
Tags: News, Insecure, Lovecraft Country, Michaela Coel, Coel, I may destroy you

The Morning Watch: How Hollywood Creates Fake Crowds, Making a Charitable Event in ‘The Nevers’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, find out how Hollywood creates massive, fake crowds in sports arenas, parades, and more with examples from TV shows like Ted Lasso and Insecure. Plus, take a look at the making of a charitable event from HBO...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Parks and Recreation, Visual Effects, Insecure, Michael Schur, Ed Helms, Peacock, Video Of The Day, Jana Schmieding, The Morning Watch, Ted Lasso, The Nevers, Rutherford Falls, Lavinia Bidlow

Issa Rae’s Next Chapter: How ‘Insecure’ Creator Is Becoming a Media Mogul With Production Banner Hoorae

On the red carpet at the 2017 Emmys, Issa Rae told Variety, “I’m rooting for everybody Black.” The interview went viral, with memes, GIFs and unauthorized merchandise featuring her one-liner flooding the internet. It was a candid moment for the multi-hyphenate star, but her actions back up the sentiment. From the stories she tells on-screen […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Insecure, Variety, Issa Rae, Hoorae

HBO 2021 Promo With Scenes From a Marriage & Succession Season 3

HBO 2021 Promo: first look at Scenes From a Marriage, Succession Season 3 & more HBO has released a brand new promo reel for their upcoming shows that are set to premiere this year, including our first look at Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain’s upcoming limited series Scenes From a Marriage as well as a preview of the highly-anticipated third season of Succession. Check out the video in the player below! The video also offers a new look at HBO’s other 2021 shows such as Kate Winslet’s Mare o...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Jessica Chastain, TV, Movies, Pennsylvania, Oscar, TV News, Kate Winslet, Oscar Isaac, Insecure, George R R Martin, Winslet, Chastain, Isaac, Betty

HBO’s Insecure to Conclude with Upcoming Fifth Season

HBO’s Insecure to Conclude with Upcoming Fifth Season The Emmy-winning HBO comedy series Insecure will conclude with its upcoming fifth season. The first four seasons of the series are available to stream on HBO Max. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = null; if (typeof readAdmiralCookie === "function"){ admiralC...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Streaming, Naacp, Insecure, Emmy Golden Globe, Zack Snyder, Issa, Issa Rae, Amy Gravitt, Jim Kleverweis, Issa Rae Larry Wilmore, HBO Max, Alexander Hodge

“Insecure” to End After Upcoming 5th Season

After four critically acclaimed seasons on HBO, the upcoming fifth season of Insecure will be its last, as the show is set to end. Deadline reports: “Prentice and I are so grateful that HBO believed in our show from the beginning and kept faith in us to see our vision through the end,” co-creator and star Issa Rae told Deadline today of the Emmy nominated comedy she executive produces with Prentice Penny. “We always planned to tell this story through five seasons, but we couldn’t have made it th...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Entertainment, Pop Culture, Jazz, Insecure, Issa, Prentice, Issa Rae, Amy Gravitt, Alexander Hodge, Issa Prentice Melina

‘Insecure’ to End With Season 5 on HBO

“Insecure” is set to end after its upcoming Season 5 on HBO, Variety has learned. The critically-acclaimed comedy was renewed for a fifth season in May 2020 as Season 4 was just beginning.The fifth and final season is scheduled to begin production later this month and is set to debut later this year. “Issa has […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Insecure, Issa, HBO Variety

‘Insecure’s Prentice Penny Joins Facebook ‘#BuyBlack Friday’ Show: ‘It Felt Like a Natural Connection’

Prentice Penny wants to see life imitate art — imitating life — in joining the effort to inspire people to buy from Black-owned businesses this holiday shopping season. The showrunner and executive producer of “Insecure,” the HBO comedy created by and starring Issa Rae, is among the guests on Friday’s finale of Facebook’s “#BuyBlack Friday,” […]
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, News, Black, Insecure, Issa Rae, Prentice Penny, Prentice Penny Joins Facebook

Why horror keeps creeping into black drama - video

Shows such as I May Destroy You, Atlanta and Insecure depict a wide spectrum of black life, from hilarity to mundanity – but all these shows, at times, also have an impending sense of doom. This feeling of horror, this looming sense of dread, is intentional, but it plays on the common tropes we've been conditioned to expect. Josh Toussaint-Strauss discusses why audiences expect bad things to happen to black characters and explores how a new generation of black creators are using horror to subver...
Tags: Drama, Film, Atlanta, Culture, Television & radio, Insecure, Horror Films, Josh Toussaint Strauss, Drama films, I may destroy you

Issa Rae Launches Hoorae Production Company for Film, TV, Digital (EXCLUSIVE)

Issa Rae has consolidated her entertainment production ventures for feature film, television and digital under the recently launched Hoorae label, Variety has learned exclusively. Formerly Issa Rae Productions, Hoorae includes HBO’s “Insecure” and “A Black Lady Sketch Show.” Rae received Emmy nominations for comedy series and best actress in a comedy series for “Insecure” and best […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Insecure, Rae, Issa Rae, Sara Rastogi, Hoorae, Hoorae Production Company for Film TV Digital

Issa Rae Recalls TV Exec Who ‘Got Fired After’ Gatekeeping Pitch Meeting

During the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, four-time Emmy nominated actor Issa Rae, creator and star of “Insecure,” recalled her first Hollywood pitch experience, where a studio executive attempted to tell her what Black audiences wanted to see on television. “The executive was like ‘Yes, I saw your show, funny stuff, funny stuff,’” Rae said of […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Insecure, Rae, Issa Rae, 2020 Emmys

2020 Emmy Nominations Yield Pleasant Surprises, Overdue Recognition (Column)

This year’s Emmy Awards nominations saw Netflix claim a decisive lead with 160 overall nominations, while HBO’s “Watchmen” was the most-nominated series overall and several surprise newcomers entered the fray. Variety’s chief TV critics Daniel D’Addario and Caroline Framke discuss this year’s especially promising nominees, and those they wish had made the shortlist. Daniel D’Addario: […]
Tags: Hbo, Netflix, Columns, Insecure, Variety, Caroline Framke, Watchmen, Daniel D'Addario, 2020 Emmys

Why ‘Insecure’ Is the Most Exciting Emmy Comedy Nominee (Column)

The fourth season of “Insecure” is its most confident yet, using the show’s careful eye for detail to tell a single well-crafted story that ended up affecting every aspect of its two leads’ lives. And it was a season that was perhaps too easy to see ending up ignored by the Emmys. In its first […]
Tags: News, Awards, Columns, Insecure, Issa Rae

Inside the Soundtrack to ‘Insecure’ With Music Supervisor Kier Lehman

The HBO series “Insecure” excels at bringing seismic breakups to the screen, but season four’s Issa-Molly rancor took things to “the next level,”  says music supervisor Kier Lehman, reflecting on the past 10 episodes. “I was like, ‘Okay, another season, how are they going to develop these storylines and keep it interesting,’ ” he recalls. […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Insecure, Atlantic Records, Issa Rae, Issa Molly, Kier Lehman, Music for Screens

Lowkey Lost – Insecure Season 4, Episode 10 Finale Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Make it Work – Issa meets up with Lawrence. He got the job in San Francisco. He is going to get an assistant, corner office and a team. Relocation fee. So, what about them? He asks if it’s a deal breaker and she says it’s not, because SF ain’t that far away. She said maybe she could move one day. What about her friends? Well, she might need to make new ones. She wants to surround herself with what brings her joy....
Tags: Hbo, Molly, San Francisco, Humor, Sheraton, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Derek, Pj, Lawrence, Andrew, Tiffany, Kelli, Rhonda, Nathan, Dubois

TV News Roundup: Apple TV Plus Debuts ‘Little Voice’ Teaser (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, Apple TV Plus released a teaser for drama series “Little Voice,” and HBO’s “Insecure” is releasing a podcast episode called “Looking for LaToya.” FIRST LOOKS Apple TV Plus has released a teaser for its new drama series, “Little Voice,” premiering July 10. In the clip, co-creator and executive producer Sara […]
Tags: Apple, Hbo, News, John Legend, Insecure, Sara, Latoya, Little Voice, Apple TV Plus

Rico Nasty – “Dirty”

Issa Rae's HBO series Insecure, which may or may not be Donald Trump's favorite show, is airing its season four finale on Sunday. Rico Nasty's music has been featured on the show before. And last night, Rico shared a new song called "Dirty" that was used in an episode a few weeks back. More »
Tags: Music, Hbo, Donald Trump, Insecure, Issa Rae, Rico Nasty

Guild of Music Supervisors Unveils Summer Panels Featuring Tastemakers From ‘Insecure,’ ‘Mrs. Maisel,’ More

The Guild of Music Supervisors has unveiled its summer panel series lineup featuring many of the top musical tastemakers and composers working across television and streaming platforms today. The first panel kicks off with music supervisors from HBO’s lineup: Kier Lehman from “Insecure,” Jen Malone from “Euphoria,” Liza Richardson from “Watchmen” and Blake Leyh from […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Guild of Music Supervisors, Insecure, Stranger Things, Liza Richardson, The Morning Show, Kier Lehman, Jen Malone, Music for Screens, Blake Leyh

What to Watch on TV This Week: ‘Insecure’ Finale and Oprah Winfrey’s Town Hall

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. As many across the country continue to practice self-isolation due to coronavirus, why not while away […]
Tags: News, Oprah Winfrey, Insecure, Town Hall, Issa Rae, TV Each week Variety

Trump’s Twitter Account Likes Only One Tweet — About Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ — and No One Knows Why

Is Donald Trump actually a fan of Issa Rae’s comedy “Insecure” on HBO? Or is something else going on? Sometime late Sunday night, Trump’s Twitter account liked a tweet about the HBO show that said, “This is how I wanted tonight’s episode of insecure to end…Damn Molly,” referencing the character played by Yvonne Orji, who […]
Tags: Hbo, News, Donald Trump, Insecure, Trump, Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Trump s Twitter

Lowkey Trying – Insecure Season 4, Episode 9 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Getting to Know – Issa and Lawrence are sitting across from each other on the couch in his apartment, looking satisfied. They’re hanging out, sexing, laying around, being horndogs, working next to each other. They don’t seem to be getting enough of each other’s company, and it’s actually cute. At one point, Issa gets a text from Nathan, and she’s compelled to be honest with Lawrence. She tells him that someone sh...
Tags: Hbo, Molly, Mexico, San Francisco, Humor, Houston, Bernie Sanders, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Lawrence, Andrew, Clippers, Kelli, Rhonda, Nathan, Issa

‘Insecure’s’ Natasha Rothwell on ‘Subversive’ Activism and Reuniting Issa and Lawrence

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Lowkey Happy,” the eighth episode of “Insecure” Season 4. May 31 was supposed to be a big day for Natasha Rothwell. The actor, writer, producer and comedian penned the eighth episode of Season 4 of “Insecure,” which was airing that night. It was her first […]
Tags: News, Features, Insecure, Lawrence, Issa, Natasha Rothwell

Lowkey Happy – Insecure Season 4, Episode 8 Recap

This post on Insecure is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Face Plant – Lawrence is at a bar waiting, when Issa walks in playing her part as the stunning Lady in Red. Sis got her shoulders out and is looking FAHN AF. She sees him and walks towards him but face plants right in the middle of the place! LMAO because she is always awkward. It’s the type of fall that hurts your dignity more than your knees. Changes – When she finally gets up, Lawrence has her fave...
Tags: Hbo, Molly, San Francisco, Humor, Tsa, Calvin, Art Walk, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Black Love, Daniel, Lawrence, Kelli, Issa, Block Party, Issa Rae

‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets in Los Angeles Protest

“Insecure” actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police’s rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Saturday. The actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of the Pan Pacific Park protest, and he could be seen on a CNN broadcast at the same time. Viewers could see Sampson […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Cnn, Insecure, Halsey, Sampson, Kendrick Sampson, Pan Pacific Park, George Floyd

‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets at Los Angeles Protest

“Insecure” actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police’s rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Saturday. While the actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of events, he could be seen on a CNN broadcast simultaneously, with viewers watching Sampson get hit by a police baton on […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Cnn, Insecure, Halsey, Sampson, Kendrick Sampson, George Floyd

‘Insecure’ Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets; John Cusack’s Bike Struck

“Insecure” actor Kendrick Sampson was hit by police’s rubber bullets while protesting George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles on Saturday. While the actor went live on his Instagram account to show his view of events, he could be seen on a CNN broadcast simultaneously, with viewers watching Sampson get hit by a police baton on […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Cnn, Insecure, Halsey, John Cusack, Sampson, Kendrick Sampson, George Floyd

Lowkey Trippin’ – Insecure Season 4, Episode 7 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. The Run – Molly is at the Ethiopian restaurant being indecisive about her gluttony when she sees Issa come out the car. She hits that “look forward as if I see nothing” move we all know about but is then stunned when she sees her friend get back in the car and leave. Stunned! Andrew’s talking to his brother when Molly walks in, all puffed up and irritated. She tells him she saw Issa, who basically ran away from he...
Tags: Hbo, Molly, Mexico, La, Karen, BAE, Humor, Pope, Victor, Tv And Movies, Insecure, Lawrence, Andrew, Leah, Nathan, Mabel

Lowkey Done – Insecure Season 4, Episode 6 Recap

This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. Helping Hand – Issa is in bed replaying the big fight her and Molly had at the Block Party in her head. Had Molly not spazzed out on her, she would be celebrating the major success it was.  People have been showing love on the Facebook event page. They want more! Issa’s phone has been blowing up, and she has a bunch of voicemails from folks calling to check up on her. Issa’s reflection tells her not to call Molly...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, Molly, Humor, Recap, Vince Staples, Tv And Movies, Insecure, George, Andrew, Tiffany, Lila, Kelli, Stanley, Nathan, HANNAH