You possibly can write a guide about all of the issues there are to like about HBO’s Insecure: the soundtrack, the lighting and cinematography, and most of all, the nuanced examinations of Black love and friendship.
One in every of our favourite easter eggs of the present, although, is the pretend TV reveals which can be threaded all through every of its previous 4 seasons. Nicely, fortunately, Insecure followers who obtained invested within the saga of LaToya have slightly low season leisure to tide them over, as a result of there’s a actual podcast for Season 4’s pretend docu-series In search of Latoya.
The ‘In search of Latoya’ podcast has the identical forged because the pretend sequence on “Insecure.’
The primary episode of the In search of Latoya podcast dropped on Sunday, June 14, which additionally marked the top of Season Four of the hit HBO sequence, and it is a good parody of the true crime podcast style. Maybe that is as a result of it is co-produced by Tenderfoot Media, which has produced podcast sequence like To Reside and Die in L.A., Monster, and Up and Vanished.
The forged contains some faces (er… voices) acquainted from the Insecure present inside a present, like singer SZA as LaToya and Terri J. Vaughn as beginner investigator Rose Cranberry.
LaToya’s roommate, Tasha, is portrayed by Porsha Williams, whereas LaToya’s mother, Glenda, is performed by Porsha’s Actual Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss-Tucker. LaToya’s dad is performed by Carl Anthony Payne II, who’s greatest identified for enjoying Cockroach on The Cosby Present. The forged additionally contains Ray J as Rufus, who was courting LaToya however — he desires to make this abundantly clear — was not her boyfriend.
Whereas ‘In search of LaToya’ is pretend and humorous, the problems it highlights are very actual and severe.
Fortunately, the LaToya portrayed on the podcast just isn’t an actual lacking individual, but there are too many related instances of lacking and murdered girls and women of coloration who don’t get vital media protection. When white, blonde girls and women are on the middle of disturbing chilly instances, the victims turn into family names: Natalee Holloway, Madeleine McCann, JonBenet Ramsey.
Nevertheless, when girls of coloration go lacking or flip up useless, there’s hardly ever the identical public curiosity in bringing their predators to justice. Indigenous girls are notably weak to changing into victims — as in 10 occasions extra possible than the nationwide common. Their instances are hardly ever delivered to justice and their names hardly ever warrant a headline, not to mention an eight-part Netflix documentary.
The numbers of unsolved murders of Black girls and women are equally disturbing. Although Black individuals comprise 14 % of the inhabitants, they account for 37 % of our lacking individuals. And after they flip up useless, the media and authorities hardly ever show the identical curiosity in fixing the instances as they do when white girls are murdered.
In Chicago, for instance, activists level to greater than 50 unsolved murders of Black girls on the West and South Sides over the previous 20 years. Whereas most of the victims’ households imagine there’s a serial killer concentrating on their group, Chicago PD denies there’s a hyperlink between the murders. Whether or not or not that is true, Chicago’s Black group contests that, if the victims had been white, there can be a process drive and large media protection in regards to the deaths.
Fortunately, the parody podcast is searching for to do some good on that entrance by elevating cash and consciousness for the Black and Lacking Basis. After you have had fun at this searing parody, go to their web site to see how one can assist assist the battle to verify these girls’s lives matter.