Betcha Didn’t Know: Issa Rae Reveals A Pretty Shocking Behind-The-Scenes Detail From ‘Insecure’

TODAY -- Pictured: Issa Rae on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 -- (Photo by: Mike Smith/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

Betcha Didn’t Know: Issa Rae Reveals A Pretty Shocking Behind-The-Scenes Detail From ‘Insecure’

It has to do with her white writing staff.

Published September 5, 2018

Issa Rae's massively successful HBO series, Insecure, boasts an unapologetically Black air that is hard to ignore, and that is largely due to the fact that the show's writing staff is predominantly Black.

However, the show's main star and creator shared a fact about the white staff writers that may be a relatable aspect for many.

In her cover story for the October issue of Glamour Magazine, Issa kept it all the way real about how clueless some of the show's white writers are about Black experiences.

"I could never do this show and have a predominantly white staff," she said before stressing that the series' authenticity stems from her team's personal experiences.

She then shared a tidbit about the writers who are not of color being out-of-touch about certain topics.

"Sometimes, the white writers will be like, 'I didn't even know what that line meant until I watched the show,'" she said. "And I'm like, 'That's OK. There are some things that are just for us.'"

Elsewhere in the interview, she talked about how she feels knowing the Obamas watch Insecure, her upcoming project focusing on a bi-sexual Black male lead character and more. Read it all, here.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Mike Smith/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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