Issa Rae Pitches 90210 For Black Kids
Recently, Issa Rae jokingly pitched a new show and fans are already weighing in on its potential success. The 32-year-old actress and creator of Insecure, described the show stating,
I would like to pitch you a new show about black teenagers. Think 90210 or Gossip Girl for black kids. Maybe we call it Ladera Heights 90041. It could be Potomac Maryland 20854. That’s the real sh*t. My main character would be Lil Ritche. You know, he’s a young, black rich teen. He’s tired of the access, and the excess. I’m lil Ritchie, I’m so tired of being rich, there’s more to me than this.’ Bars! I just created a song. That’s the theme song.
I would definitely have a ho character, always on her ho s**t. Just thirsty,” she continued. “No goodie-goodies over here, not in this show. Nobody was watching 90210 for Tori Spelling.
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What do you think of Issa’s show idea?