Saturday, September 25, 2021

Issa Rae: ‘Insecure’ Season 3 Will Address ‘Toxic Black Masculinity’

Issa Rae speaks onstage during the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City.
Issa Rae speaks onstage during the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City.

*Issa Rae, the co-creator and star of HBO’s “Insecure,” says the show’s upcoming third season will delve into black masculinity.

“I don’t want to give anything away,” Rae told The Hollywood Reporter, “I love black masculinity as it relates to black women. I think that’s something interesting that we haven’t gotten a chance to explore yet—and specifically toxic male black masculinity as it relates to black women. I’m trying to find a way to explore that and get a rounded storyline that isn’t preachy.”

Rae said Season 3 will also tackle the journey of becoming an adult.

“I think we’ve watched our characters really fumble and f**k up—and in some ways, in your 20s, you are allowed that,” Rae said. “This season is about not acting like you’re naïve anymore or that you don’t know better. So it is about, what does it look like to know better and to do better?”

“Insecure” returns to HBO for Season 3 on August 12.

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