4 Reasons Why Black Queer Men Code-Switch

This week, The Advocate, a popular LGBT publication, posted an article about Insecure's newest ostensibly gay character, Ahmal (Issa's brother), and code-switching. When I seen the article come across my feed, I was glad that someone was finally addressing it. When I first saw the episode, I clocked the code-switching immediately and just knew that… Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Black Queer Men Code-Switch

So I Know I Said I Was #TeamLawrence, But Uhhh…

(Warning: If you have not watched last night's episode of Insecure (S2, E1), STOP here, go watch it, then come back) The debate on Black Twitter since the season 1 finale is a debate surrounding Lawrence's character. He is a "good guy" or not. After last night's season 2 premiere, those lines are becoming a… Continue reading So I Know I Said I Was #TeamLawrence, But Uhhh…

Signature Move: A Review

"That's not how it works in real life. People don't fall in love with strangers that change them." This is Zaynab's plight as she unwillingly sits in front of a Pakistanian soap opera with her mother. Zaynab carries a slightly defeatist (or realist, depending on your perspective) disposition when it comes to relationships. A temperament that many queer… Continue reading Signature Move: A Review

Giants Ep. 5 Recap

The mess continues. Let's get into. So if you remember where we left off last week, Malachi is heading home from his buss down appointment when he runs into two guys that proceed to rob him. One of the guys pulls out a gun when Malachi refuses to empty his back pockets. It turns out the… Continue reading Giants Ep. 5 Recap

Giants Ep. 4 Recap

Episode 4 was a short one, but it is an important episode. In this episode, they dig a little deeper into Journee's story and we witness Malachi embark on a new venture. I believe Episode 4 is one of the best episodes so far (even though it's hard to compare 'cause I love them all). Let's… Continue reading Giants Ep. 4 Recap

Giants Ep. 3 Recap

If you all remember, we left off with Malachi getting hemmed up on the roof of his building in the middle of a smoke session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5OL6y_rmVA&t=324s This week we open up with Malachi really hemmed up. I mean, hands are tied, legs are tied, and duck tape over his mouth. I'm waiting for Huck and… Continue reading Giants Ep. 3 Recap

Giants Ep. 1 & 2 Recap

If you have not been watching the web series Giants on Issa Rae's (Insecure) YouTube channel, you are missing out! About Giants According to Colorlines.com, Giants is a web series created, written, and starring James Bland. The series follows three Black friends that are riding a big, yellow struggle bus into their 30s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YgjugzXscg The characters Malachi - a… Continue reading Giants Ep. 1 & 2 Recap

I Love You Issa, but I’m Team Lawrence [SPOILERS]

The new hit HBO series, Insecure, has just wrapped on Sunday and the internet is going crazy. If you're unfamiliar with Insecure, it is a steaming pile of hot, dirty, hilarious, messy mess. Created by Black superheroes Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, they tell a compelling story of best friends Issa and Molly as they stumble through life.… Continue reading I Love You Issa, but I’m Team Lawrence [SPOILERS]