Finally watched the latest Insecure. I was twisting my hair in the bathroom.
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It made me talk to the screen.
Somebody go gather Molly. Honey is running on E and doing the absolute most.
Molly met Jidenna last week. He’s her first date from The League (of Extraordinary Black People), the dating app, and they hit it off. Apparently, they spent the weekend together. And come the workday morning, Clingy Molly is suggesting he leave clothes at her house and is badgering him to go to her friend’s engagement party. An. Engagement. Party. With a new n---a.
He tries to brush her off, but she keeps bringing it up so he says he’ll make it. Surprisingly, he actually shows up, which most guys wouldn’t do and I didn’t expect him to do. He’s a better guy than many. And it’s a testament to how much he likes her. Cause most would have seen the clingy and ran fast, never to be heard from again.
But there Jidenna is, at the party, looking perfect, introducing himself as her boyfriend, which Molly actually asks if that means he’s committing. Huh? He just did you a solid, boo. That was for show. That's it.
But then she gets mad that he did exactly what she wanted him to do, and that he’s not really committing to her after what seems like a date and a long weekend. He tells her, very truthfully, that she looked “like she needed a win”, aka she looked desperate and sad aka he felt sorry for her. Molly’s offended, acts like he was wrong and asks him to leave because the truth hurts.
I fear we've seen our last Jidenna cameo and I completely understand why.
It was good while it lasted. He fine.
Molly gets wasted at the party and then shows up at the house of Ol boy without the degree. She’s a damn mess, physically and emotionally. He doesn’t take advantage of her, as he shouldn’t. But sh--, we see so many stories about dudes that do, it nice to see one that wasn’t raised by wolves. Decent dude. Always was tho.
Molly, Molly, Molly. She needs a hug and a therapist, and in that order. I love her character. I know sooooo many women who are highly proficient at work, can navigate anything professional and cross all their “Ts” and dot their “Is”, but are a got damn mess in their love lives. Like everything "common sense" is dead. Bless her heart. Molly doesn't mean to be a mess. She's... Insecure.
Banker Bae at the mall showed up to see Lawrence at Best Buy READ-DEEE. Titties sky high and on the glass. She was not expecting to get a "no". But I’m pretty sure Lawrence mentioned he had a GF in the food court. (A reader just reminded me of the time he said, “MY GIRLFRIEND loves Kale" in a previous episode.) Ol girl tried it. And he ended it. Good for him.
Sidenote: Lawrence’s random AF friend with the fat jokes? Light Skinned who is marrying a girl who is filing for divorce and they’re getting a prenup the same day for efficiency? That mofo is hilarious. He reminds me so much of THIS GUY. LMAO
Him: What about you and ol girl? Last time I talked to you, you told me you didn’t give a f—about her.
Lawrence: I told you I f--ked up her birthday.
Him: That’s kind of the same thing though.
But onto Issa.
When ol’ boy suggested she come in the studio because she shouldn't drive while angry and there was traffic, I yelled out to the screen, "No. Issa, NO!!!!”
I mean it’s LA. There’s always traffic. And she was worried about a video, she wasn’t distraught or anything. Her dog ain’t die. There was no logic to that invite. But she wanted to be there, so she stayed there.
And nothing good was ever going to come of that. I mean, have you ever sat in a studio session? Unless you’re working, it’s boring and icky as sh--. It’s every stereotype of how men behave in a frat house. It’s not fun. And not only did she go in, she waited thru the boredom because she wanted to be with Ol Chocolate and for a moment alone with him. I have done this exact same dumb sh--, just wasn’t a studio. And I was single. Ugh. 20s!
I saw that ending happening as soon as she agreed to stay with a very passive "yeah, ok”. Hanging out with the dude your bestie calls "Achilles dick", who you always wanted but couldn't have, was NEVER GOING TO END WELL. Bible. Your life only stays in order when that dude is reduced to a passing hi/bye, if that. It's better if you pretend he's dead.
When everyone’s left the studio and ol' Chocolate is reciting Issa’s lyrics back to her from memory, I started yanking at my twists and yelling at the iPad. "Issa? Issa, girl. You gotta go. It’s time to go. Bih, get up. GOOOO! ”
Bae, from the living room: you ok in there?
Me: Yeah! I'm watching Issa!!
Bae: Oh. Oh- Kay!
When they got it popping, I couldn't even (fully) enjoy the glory of ol Chocolate’s magnificent ass and deep thrusting. (I mean, I did enjoy the visual some. Ahem.) But I was yelling at the screen again: “Nooooooo! Noooooo!!!! No. NO! Issa! NO!”
Bae from the living room (again): "you still watching Issa?"
Me: *ignores Bae*
Me *whisper* "ohhhhh, nooooo! Nooooo!"
She was wrong. She knew she was wrong. Ugh. Looking at the soap dish brought it all home. It was the one—or like the one—that she and Lawrence joked about a couple arguing over when they were purchasing the new couch.
I can't read the beats of this show well enough yet to guess if she's gonna confess next week. One of my FB readers called it doubtful: “I don't think Issa will tell Lawrence. She couldn't even go through with the breakup.....she's the Cowardly Lion [of] relationships.”
EDIT: A few folks have made mention of the lack of a condom shown during their sexual encounter. It's become almost standard to show condom use in TV sex. But let's face it, a LOT of folks don't use condoms when they have sex, hence all the "Ak Demetria" questions about "I'm/She's Pregnant By Accident!'
What'd you think of the latest Insecure?