Episode 90: Issa Rae, Awkward & Insecure
This week we break down Issa Rae's two productions, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Insecure.
- When you think of Issa Rae, what immediately comes to your mind?
- Reflect on her character “Issa” in “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.” What were your first impressions?
- Contrast that character with Issa’s character in “Insecure.”
- Based on “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” did you have any presumptions about “Insecure?”
- Let’s talk character development: How would you contrast Issa in “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” with Issa in “Insecure?”
- Do you see any parallels between either Issas and yourself?/ How?
- What does Issa’s come up mean for you personally?
- Does Issa do a good job at telling our story [the Black woman narrative]?
- Finally, contrast the characters between “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” and “Insecure”
- Ceecee versus Molly
- Jay versus Lawrence
- Baby Voice Darius versus Thug Yoda
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