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Issa Rae Says ‘Insecure’ Season 3 Will Tackle ‘Toxic Black Masculinity’

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Issa says Insecure season 3 will explore Black masculinity and adulthood.

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With a few months left until Insecure returns for a third season, Issa Rae is dropping a few tidbits on what we can expect.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Issa says Insecure season 3 will explore Black masculinity and adulthood.

Check out a few excerpts from the interview:

What themes do you want to explore in the next season?

I don’t want to give anything away! But 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.

What else can you tease about season three?

This season is about adulting in a new way. I think we’ve watched our characters really fumble and fuck up — and in some ways in your 20s you are allowed that — but this season is about not acting like you’re naive anymore or that you don’t know better. So it is about, what does it look like to know better and to do better?

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Where do you draw inspiration for storylines in the show?

I’m definitely mining experiences from my own life, especially for my character. And then we tap into the lives and instances and moments a bunch of our writers bring to the room, as well. I think that’s a fun part — everybody has a piece of their life in the show.

‘Insecure’ returns August 12 on HBO.

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