Issa Rae Responds to ‘Insecure’ Viewers Labeling Molly as a Hoe
Issa Rae and “Insecure” writer Amy Aniobi were on Facebook Live recently to speak about the second season, answering questions from viewers.
During the session, they discussed Lawrence and Issa, as well as Molly’s decision to start sleeping with Dro again, a childhood friend who claims to be in an open marriage.
They first were asked about why Issa and Lawrence did not get back together. Amy explained she wanted the finale to be realistic.
I mean because that’s real. I feel like often you go back and someone has hurt you so much and the source of pain is so deep that you’re like no matter how much I love you, this will be a mess. It’s just like I would never be able to get back in a place with you that’s correct.
When a viewer asked why Molly is such a hoe, Issa pointed out that she thinks double standards are why Molly is getting so much backlash.
Would you say the same thing if Molly were a guy doing those things? And remember this took place over the course of 30 days. So…
Amy also had an interesting take about Molly’s behavior in the bedroom.
It wasn’t like it took place in the same afternoon.
I think what I really love about Molly’s character in this ending beat, that while I think emotionally this might be hard for her to go back to Dro, It’s nice for her to reclaim her energy.
She wants to be a confident sexual person who wants to be with a guy and not get entrapped in the girly feeling. And that to me is commendable and be someone who realizes who they really are.
Issa also expressed how she felt about her character going back to Daniel.
She’s always projecting something on to him. She really hasn’t allowed herself to just experience him without any preconceived notions. It will be interesting to see how they are in the 3rd season.
Check out the full clip below.