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Insecure 

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Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

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Issa Rae, Larry Wilmore
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Issa Rae ...  Issa Dee 24 episodes, 2016-2018
Yvonne Orji ...  Molly Carter / ... 24 episodes, 2016-2018
Jay Ellis ...  Lawrence / ... 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Lisa Joyce ...  Frieda 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Natasha Rothwell ...  Kelli 18 episodes, 2016-2018
Amanda Seales ...  Tiffany DuBois 15 episodes, 2016-2018
Y'lan Noel Y'lan Noel ...  Daniel King 14 episodes, 2016-2018
Neil Brown Jr. ...  Chad Kerr 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Catherine Curtin ...  Joanne 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Mason McCulley ...  Ken 11 episodes, 2016-2018
Veronica Mannion ...  Kitty 10 episodes, 2016-2018
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Follows the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

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Glowing up ain't easy See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2016 (USA) See more »

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3 Arts Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Natasha Rothwell, who plays Issa and Molly's friend Kelli, was also a story editor on most of Insecure's first season's episodes. Rothwell was a staff writer on Saturday Night Live during 2014 and 2015. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Well-written and acted series that's worth your attention
21 November 2017 | by sirenebernSee all my reviews

Issa Rae has done a wonderful job writing and playing the lead character in "Insecure." I think this is a very well-written show with an engaging ensemble cast. The characters feel real and relatable, even though they are all much younger and hipper than me! I am 48 and live on the opposite coast, yet I felt that I had experienced many of the same things that Issa, Molly and their friends have in this series: the confusing romantic and sexual connections, the frustrating career experiences, the self-doubt and, most importantly, the benefit of good friendships. I caught "Insecure" one night on HBO and was instantly engaged. It's entertaining and stylishly produced as well. I really like the way the show has expanded to explore Molly's and Lawrence's characters in depth along with Issa's complex experiences and character development.

Confession: I struggled to get through a couple of seasons of HBO's "Girls" because it was always being praised in the media, and I hated it. "Insecure" is vastly superior. I can't wait for the new season.


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