Insecure Season 4 Review

Issa Rae and writers of Insecure never disappoint when it comes to the show. This season did start off slow with the developing friendship between Condola and Issa, Molly’s new relationship with Andrew and more, Nathan coming back in the picture and more.

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At the start of the season Issa is focusing on putting together a block party, and that requires a lot of time and effort. Molly, being the selfish person that she is, not only got jealous of Issa’s new friendship with Condola but also the less amount of time that she was spending with her [Molly]. In the midst of all that, Molly’s new relationship is getting serious but as always, she finds a way to make herself look selfish.  One of the most intense episodes of the season is when Issa and Molly have a huge fight about Issa “neglecting” their relationship AND for Issa inadvertently asking for Andrew’s help with talent at her block party.

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It seemed like they [Issa’s and Molly]  needed to communicate a little more and even give themselves a break from each other. Molly needed time to focus on her relationship and Issa on her event. It seems like Molly makes everything about her and takes everything very personal, like the Thanksgiving episode when Issa didn’t come to her parents house but Issa kept in the loop about her not coming. Molly also showed her TRUE hating side when she didn’t want to ask Andrew for help with Issa’s block party. Andrew seen the hate but, by default he had to chose Molly’s side and shut up but in private, he told her about herself. Of course, Issa was the bigger person and reached out to Molly to meet up, talk and break the ice. There was an awkward moment in the midst of that where Molly seemed like she was forcing the mending of their friendship and Issa found out and decided to let it go and let them be–apart; BUT in the last episode at the very end, they met up to talk.

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Let’s talk about how Tiffany was going through postpartum depression and there was baby steps leading up to the big scare such as her being nonchalant weeks after the baby was born, then being completely carefree at the block party and not wanting to even check on her sick daughter but instead wanted to continue having fun. Then, she went completely MIA for a day and a half. When mama needs a break, she needs a break!

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At last– Issa and Lawrence rekindling the flame! I loved how they established a common ground on things when he was dating Condola. Eventually they got their friendship back  and then spoke on their feelings and details about their breakup. Of course, Lawrence and Condola broke up (THANK GOD) and Issa and Lawrence were able to relive their relationship for days, probably weeks, even though Lawrence accepted a job in San Francisco. Issa being the optimistic person that she is, decided that they’ll make it work with distance or even her moving there with him. Then, all of a sudden Condola comes back in the picture to announce that she’s pregnant.

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I was part of the hive that wanted to see Issa and Lawrence back together. She suffered enough from feeling guilty about cheating on him and Lawrence finally got his life together and explored the dating scene ( A LOT). Condola didn’t want a baby and barely her marriage BUT she wants a baby by her ex [Lawrence] whom she was only with for a few months. That makes no sense BUT in a perspective view, Condola feels like she is at the age where she wants to have children.

We ALL were rooting for Issa and Lawrence but Canola Oil- Condeleeza-Coronavirus CONDOLA just had to mess up they reunion. The question is what will happen in season 5? Will  Molly and Issa remain cool? Will Tiffany seek therapy for her postpartum depression or just weigh it out? Lastly, Will Issa and Lawrence relationship last with a baby on the way??? W shall find out!

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LASTLY Lastly, Kelli is the shit and one of the best characters. She has some of the best lines in the show, from her acting like a british lady, to being serious AF when looking for Tiffany. Kelli is DOPE AF!

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Black-ish Addressing Colorism

The TV show Blackish does not shy away from controversial and trending topics, for example Juneteenth, calling the police on black people, black people not knowing how to swim and recently, on last night’s episode they addressed colorism.

If you haven’t had the chance to watch it, here’s what happened: Diane, played by Marsai Martin, took her class picture and she was poorly lighted in the pictured and it made her look darker skinned.

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Now, for the record, she is the only dark skinned family member in the show. Bow, played by Tracee Ellis Ross, is her mother and light skinned; Dre, played by Anthony Anderson is more caramel skinned and plays her dad; Grandma (Ruby), played by Jenifer Lewis, is caramel skinned; Grandpa (Pops), played by Laurence Fishburne, is caramel skinned; Junior,  played by Marcus Scribner, is her older brother and light skinned; Zoey, played by Yara Shahidi, is her older sister and is caramel skinned; and Jack, played by Miles Brown, is her twin brother and is caramel skinned as well. 

Bow and Dre made a big deal about it because they felt that Diane was under looked and lighted poorly and they wanted her group school picture retaken. Diana did think it was a big deal but she was really hiding her true feelings. Junior brought up the fact that the light skinned people in the family are treated differently than the light skin people. For instance, he brought up the fact that Dre is always hard on him and he symbolizes his complexion to being soft, like the jokes going around about Drake being emotional and soft because she sings RnB (as well as rap) and because he’s light skin. Junior also brought up the fact that Jack does weird “sensitive” acts but he gets a pass because he’s not light skinned and “that’s just Jack.” Ruby is always clowning on Bow because she’s mixed/light skin and thinks that she can’t raise her kids right, insulting right? Another point that Junior brought up was that light skinned people get joked on more instead of dark skinned people, specifically in their household; he said what if him and Bow started telling dark skinned joke, and Dre’s response was “Don’t you dare.” Which he has a point. If someone was to joke about my skin tone during the time I was struggling with it, I woulda snapped or got really emotional because there has been a standard, in a sense, that light skin is the preferred skin tone and the only beautiful skin. You had your dark skin artists such as Lauryn Hill that was one of the very few people loved no matter the tone of her skin. 

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Diane ended up revealing that it actually does bother her that she has to get reminded on the daily of her skin, from band aids being a nude color according to lighter skins and not matching her skin, to trying on lipstick and a BLACK sales assocoiate says that color wouldn’t like good on “our skin tone” and suggests her try on a more toned down color, to a random lady saying she was cute for a “dark skinned girl.” WTF IS UP WITH THAT?

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Whether we want to believe it or not, we STILL live in a world that’s full of color stroke people and colorism issues, meaning people past judgment on skin tones. Light skin people are supposedly not as threatening as dark skin people. Light skin men are supposedly softer than dark skin men. Light women are supposedly curve men more and will do you dirty, versus dark skin women are more laid back and outgoing, all SUPPOSEDLY! 

One thing I’ve noticed and it’s been spoken about, is that black men love/fantasize about about having a foreign light skinned woman. Public figures have spoken about it saying “i need her to be light skinned, long hair that’s real” etc. What I don’t like is that the media and people in general act like the only kind of beautiful is light skin women, BUT I will say that the media, social and all, has made it their duty to glorify dark skin women such as Lupita Nyong’O, Viola Davis, Danai Gurira, Aja Naomi King, Yvonne Orji, and many more.

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I use to deal with skin tone issues when I was younger. The guys I liked in elementary and middle school always liked light skin girls. Then when I got in high school, the guys who did seek interest in me only wanted to talk to me because of my big booty.

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The point in all this is: ALL BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. Yes we hear that a lot but seriously…ALL BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL. Light skin women have been picked on because they are too cute; according to Amber Rose, that happened to her. Dark skin women have been picked on for being to too dark and ugly, as sad as it is. I think we should all learn to stop judging someone by the tone of their skin, EVEN BLACK FOLKS AGAINST BLACK FOLKS. We’ve all been guilty of it, I know I have.

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2018 Emmys Fashion

The Emmys came on last night and even though they were slightly boring…the fashion was a must-see.

Tiffany Haddish was my favorite look of the night. Rocking a colorful sleeveless dress, that she said was dedicated to her family. 

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Speaking of color, Regina Hall rocked a lime green strapless dress. Somehow, she made this look so elegant!

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Someone else who rocked a some color, but it was subtle, was Issa Rae. She rocked a powder blue jumpsuit with a cape on it. Yasss Issa Yasss!

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Heidi Klum rocked an elegant satin pink strapless fitted gown. It was soooooo pretty y’all!

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Auntie Jenifer Lewis wore ALL Nike, in support of them (Nike) supporting Colin Kaepernick, who spoke up about police brutality. GO Auntie Jen for making a statement. 

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Y’all probably remember Rocsi Diaz from 106 & Park and Entertainment Tonight. Well she wore sleeveless off white and gold dress with a bow on the front. Cuteee! (I’m not sure what she is doing now)

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 Yvonne Orji is rocking a black gown that see-through at the top and it drapes on the ground. Her hair screams el’naturale! Gon head Yvonne!

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Who was your favorite look?

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