This weekend, HBO kicked off the final season of INSECURE with Insecure Fest in Los Angeles.
The event was hosted by Crissle & Fran from the “Insecuritea Podcast” and featured sounds by DJ R-Tistic, a local Black-owned marketplace, and food vendors, surprise musical performances from Jazmine Sullivan, Schoolboy Q, Duckwrth, Flo Milli. and Kamaiyah and an exclusive screening of episode 1 from the new season of INSECURE.
The moment was bittersweet, as fans have come to love INSECURE, not only for its comedic elements and great storytelling but also for what the show does to drive the culture forward.
The creative genius that is Issa Rae transcends beyond just a sitcom drama – Issa provided a piece of art through INSECURE that’s not only relative to an entire generation, but proves that betting on your community serves the purpose of elevating Black and Brown narratives.
This was noted in how the crowd as a unit reacted to several scenes of the first episode during the private screening. The emotion was expressed in unison and quite audibly, because ultimately, the characters of INSECURE are the type of people that the fans are really rooting for.
The fans see themselves in these stories, which is why it should be noted that shows like INSECURE deserve all of their flowers.
Cast members in attendance included Issa Rae, Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Leonard Robinson, Courtney Taylor, Sarunas J. Jackson, Jean Elie, and others