Issa Rae Is A ‘Mirror B*tch” In New “Insecure” Trailer
Popular HBO series, Insecure, will be returning to the small screen August 12th. A new teaser for the third season was shared to the show’s Twitter followers on Sunday.
The clip introduces lead actress, Issa Rae, having a mirror rap battle, as she is renaming herself “Mirror Bitch,” the battle is quickly interrupted by a knock on the door from her lead love interest, Daniel (Y’lan Noel).
Rae and her co-star, Natasha Rothwell (Kelli) praised the countdown towards the new season by sharing the clip to their Instagram.
Insecure chronicles the uncomfortable, yet hilarious parts of life through the perspective of two black women, and their friends, living in southern Los Angeles; a follow-up to her popular web series Awkward Black Girl. Starring in the series is the show’s co-creator, Issa Rae (Issa Dee), Yvonne Orji (Molly), Jay Ellis (Lawrence), Amanda Seales (Tiffany), Natasha Rothwell (Kelli), Sarunas Jackson (Dro), Y’lan Noel (Daniel), DomiNique Perry (Tasha).
As Issa was yearning for an opportunity to create, she often reflects on the shows/stories which came before her. Shows like Moesha, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, A Different World, and Family Matters encouraged Issa to pursue her creative goal. In an interview, she notes,
Agh, black people are so dope. [But] where are they at on TV right now? Now I want my own version.
The author and two-time Golden Globe nominee, also confessed how meticulous she is when it comes to creating an authentic series. Rae explained,
Growing up here, nobody lives in Hollywood. Nobody lives north of the 10. This is a blanket statement, but most of my friends from L.A. are black and they live south of the 10 or, like, along it, or Mid-City. That’s the L.A. that I know, and that’s the L.A. that I want to represent and portray.
Rae, along with Prentice Penny, Melina Matsoukas, Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry executive produce. Penny also showruns. Viewers can catch up by streaming the first and second season on HBO’s website and app.