Issa Rae

  • Actor Yvonne Orji Wearing A Yellow Blazer

    Comedian and actor Yvonne Orji is best known for her role as Molly on HBO’s “Insecure”and her film credits include “Night School” and the upcoming “Vacation Friends.” She co-hosts the critically acclaimed podcast “Jesus and Jollof,” with her pal Luvvie Ajayi, and her upcoming book “Bamboozled by Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams” will hit shelves next year. Her first hour-long HBO comedy special, “MOMMA, I MADE IT,” comes out June 6 and it is super funny and touching and women in particular will love it. In this episode of BUST’s “Poptarts” podcast, she gets real about her immigrant identity, her decision to save sex for marriage, and that BIG fight between Molly and Issa on “Insecure.”

    Listen to Yvonne Orji's Episode of BUST's Poptarts Podcast Here:


    More About BUST's Poptarts Podcast:

     BUST's Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience

    This podcast was produced for BUST by Logan del Fuego.

    Photo by James Anthony

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  • Screenshot from HBO trailer.

    After much teasing, the release date for the final season of Issa Rae’s comedy Insecure has been revealed in a new trailer. Based off of Issa Rae’s critically acclaimed web-series, Awkward Black Girl, viewers have followed the fictional Issa Dee, a late 20's Black woman coming-of-age in Los Angeles. 

    In the trailer, Issa has one of her trademark mirror chats with her internal self via her reflection, "Wow, Issa, you were so simple then," she says, reminding herself just how far she's come. 

    Five seasons later Issa has gotten her shit together and is claiming a happy and drama-free life as she enters her next chapter. Season four ended in a cliffhanger. Just as it seemed Issa and  Lawrence (Jay Ellis) found themselves back to one another, his ex pops up pregnant. And to make matters worst, her and bestie Molly are on the outs again, this time for good? Issa’s main crew is back to finish the series out strong: Molly (Yvonne Orji,) Jay Ellis' Laurence, Kelli (Natasha Rothwell), Tiffany (Amanda Seales), and Sequoia (Courtney Taylor).

    Since premiering in 2016, Insecure has racked a bevy of awards including: three NAACP awards and six primetime Emmy nominations.   

    So willl Issa and Molly make up and ditch their man drama? Find out on October 24th on HBO.