Issa Rae, Insecure -Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy

by Meher Tatna January 6, 2017
Actress Issa Rae

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Based on a web series created by Rae, Awkward Black Girl, the show explores the friendship of two black women and their insecurities.  Race and social injustice are themes dealt with a light touch as the show is first and foremost a comedy set in south Los Angeles.  With episodes entitled “Messy as Fuck,” “Racist as Fuck” and “Thirsty as Fuck,” how could it not be?  Rae is careful to say that the show is about these black women, not the story of every black woman.  This is her first Golden Globe nomination.