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"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

05:52 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"Internally, working on a movie, trying to find a director right now talking to different directors to shoot and at an adaptation of this movie perfect strangers. And I'm really excited about that. And on the producing side, working with jaboukie, who I think is just immensely talented on his show for HBO. So we're developing that right now and we'll see, but and then project greenlight. That's probably the next thing that's going to be up. We just finished that season, the director who won is editing her film. So we'll see when that gets released. But they're just little things here and there that we've been working on. And you have a record label, right? Yes. Yes, yes, on the record label called radio. We should call it an audio everywhere company. In addition to being a label, we do music supervision so they do the music supervision for rap shit, P valley, lots of shows that the Sex and the City spin off and just like that. And just like that, all these different shows. We have an incredible team there and been a management company called creative. But those are all under the hooray umbrella. And this is for people spelling along at home. Gotta love it. So you know it's my company. How's it going? It's great. I love it. Last two things just briefly, because you're now part of the HBO Max family with rap shit. I just have to ask some curious what your take is. Obviously, it's an interesting situation. They're dealing with with creators. And network consideration is just all of that. What do you have any thoughts on that? In terms of the consolidation of everything every time. Well, not even just the consolidation, but I guess we're seeing now some back and forth about some projects that are disappearing off the map. Yeah, I do think it comes down to that in these changes. I think anytime that you have a merger and you have new leadership decisions that are going to be made that seem to be for the best of the company, I think in this case, there's a very clear mandate that they want to save billions of dollars and that is going to involve some painful decisions. I can't say that I personally understand them and I'm sure as the creators specifically, the directors of batgirl and the cast involved in that. That's got to be devastating to be kind of like the first to be cut in a social experiment. It seems or a business experiment. But yeah, I'm just curious to see where it goes. I love the staff that I work with. I think there's some incredibly smart people that work on the max team. I have not met the discovery team, yet I haven't met. Zaz laugh yet. I've heard so much. I read so much. But yeah, I'm just curious to see what's gonna happen. Either way, I'm gonna create. Yeah, right, right. And I guess the final question at the place I thought we could end is, in addition to the stuff that you are doing yourself, I think it feels like one of the maybe greatest legacies, if not the greatest legacy in the long run, could be the fact that you've given that opportunity a foot in the door

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"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

02:43 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"And I'm fine with that. I'm just like, you know, I just asked for the grace to for my other projects to be given a chance and then decide whether or not you like them. But, you know, I'm not mad at that at all. Well, and so already we have the first project after insecure. Yes. This is HBO Max. And I wonder, you know, just sort of people who don't know Miami set essentially an odd couple who are forming a pursuing rap after they go viral for a drunken video of freestyling. And I wonder, though, you clearly have a deep interest in love for music yourself. We see that in the soundtrack of insecure. We see that from, I don't know if it was the first episode or early on. You yourself, what was broken pussy? Episode one. Yeah. That's right. So you mentioned the real Molly had to yeah, it's a process that one. But just, I guess, why is music important enough to you that this would be a central part of not only insecure, but also the project after insecure? Well, I mean, you said it. I have so much love for music rap music. I love female artists. And when HBO Max approached me about what I wanted my next show to be, that was still, that was still gestating in my mind and in particular when I'm thinking about this time, there's just so many dope female rappers and I just was curious about what that come up looked like and that come up right now. And I kept on thinking about how the Internet is so at the center of these artists being able to be discovered and how hard that is to be yourself and make yourself within this time with so many eyes watching you kind of find yourself and make yourself and how you might manipulate that. And so yeah, I just got really curious about that world and wanted to make a show around it. And in addition to that, can you mention some of the, I know it's like very long lists probably, but all the other things that are gestating or at some point of gestation at the moment, I know among them is the Greta gerwig version of Barbie, right? Yeah, that's not my idea. I'm just privileged to be a part of that. Greta is one of the most amazing human beings and funniest human beings on earth. And so that was a really, really fun project.

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"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

05:55 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"But also you're getting great feedback from not only critics of all backgrounds and audiences of all backgrounds. But you're getting people like Regina King and Kerry Washington wanting to come work with you. You getting Emmy nominations where that was not always a particularly diverse group of nominees that were coming out of there. So I guess just as things were evolving with this, was it just I know it was actually overall in a pretty short time frame that all of this has happened. Did you ever have time to kind of step back and process what was going on? This year is like really my first time being able to process everything that's happened. And with the show ending, you know, obviously you get to have a little retrospective moment and reflect about everything that we've all accomplished since then. You know, we have a group chat with some of the cast and we'll reminisce and things like that. But for the most part, during that time, it was really just go, go, go, and there's such a fear that you won't be able to do this again, that you kind of just keep your head down and do the work. And of course, the moments when we were acknowledged for Emmys and when we'd be celebrated and referenced in certain ways, all those moments are cool in the moment, but for me, I just operate with, okay, let's go go go, let's keep trying to make it better 'cause you never know, this could be over tomorrow, something could change. And whether it's the looming writer strikes that would pause certain things. And obviously COVID and all those things that always just felt like, oh no, is this going to go away? And this year is the first time that I've been like, oh my gosh, so much has happened. And it's been, it's been ten years. And insecure ended the when I first started awkward by ten years after I first started awkward black girl, which was like, wow, this has been such a long journey, but not that long. And I feel like I'm just getting started. So if I was just thinking of a crazy hypothetical, but I'm curious what your take on this would be. So you're an old lady, many, many years from now, and you sit down on an airplane and some young punk kid sits down next to you. And says, oh, you're Issa Rae. I know that among many other great things you did insecure. I've heard, but I haven't seen it.

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"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

05:52 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"I'm like, oh really, you love the show so much you love me, but you don't know how to pronounce my name. Of course, at least I never say. I'm just always like, thank you. Thank you so much. But the former part, like, just about the title of the show, insecure, that really came from just thinking about what there was an era during the time of creating this show where a lot of the language around black women and to describe black women was like fierce, flawless, and it was just like, you know, like we were super women and it felt like with that that almost hurt us in a way. It mean that we weren't allowed to be flawed and we were in a loud to be. Vulnerable in these ways. And I felt like these characters represented that. And that was the story that I was more interested in telling. This story that I was telling, and it felt like the flawless fierce thing while positive was an overcorrection of what we had seen in the past in terms of the representation of black women. So I just wanted to find the balance and be intentional about it. And yeah, there was pushback about that just because. The person who was pushing back at the time, it felt like these were flawless and fierce people. And now he was just speaking of the narrative that he had been hearing for black women. And so I said, respectfully, that's what I want to showcase. I want to showcase that these women feel this way and that that's okay. And that's in every person feeling. And when I said that, he was just like, okay, cool. Let's call it insecure then. So the reason you have some regrets about calling the character Issa though is that people assume that it's entirely autobiographical or what's the reason? Yeah, people assume it's entirely autobiographical.

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

04:57 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"Well, so why do you think you two hit it off to the extent that you did where it's obviously lasted the duration of the show? You've talked about kind of the fun ways in which you guys would get together after each season and plot what you would do for the next season. I guess I share where you guys would do that because that seems like a nice way of going to work. But anyway, overall, why did you two click? Because he's one of the best people on earth. He was sending this letter, wrote me this letter, and this is in the midst of me interviewing showrunners that HBO is sending me my reps are sending me. But in that letter, what stood out to me was that he grew up in my neighborhood. He went to the elementary school that my older brothers went to and he could also identify with the awkward black. I mean, we got y'all storyline he'd worked with the nonprofit settings. He's been the only black dude. So there was just everything that he was saying. I was like, oh my gosh, I can't believe we have so much in common and he really seems to understand this show. And then of course meeting him, he's just such a smart egoless hilarious, genuinely hilarious person. He reminded me of one of my brothers. And then the working relationship just developed their I tended to feel like appreciative that he was on the show and in some cases I would feel, I would feel just to say it like shitty about making certain criticisms about or pushing back on an uncertain ideas, but he was just like, let's just get it all on the table. And then he in turn also set the standard to be really comfortable telling me what he thought didn't work. And so we just established the transparent honest relationship.

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"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

05:20 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"And I was really just insecure about my place and then trying to put myself out there getting in the Internet entertainment industry. It is people always tell you it's who you know and it's about putting yourself out there and I just found that I could not do that. I was just always in my head about it. I was always socially uncomfortable and after trying to do that a couple of times. I wrote in my journal, I'm awkward and black. Like those two things, just occurred to me. Those two things together, I didn't see often. And I was like, oh, this is an identity. This is like an archetype that I have not seen on television before or in a very long time if I had. And you know, it took me a while. It took a while for that idea to gestate. I wanted it to be an animated series. And then t-shirts and all these other things. And I wouldn't pursue it until two years later when I moved back to LA. And once it got going, you've called it a training ground for what you ultimately would go on to do, because I guess this was the first time you're working on something with a, what you call a community of just black women being able to create stories and laugh. This was in a way, I guess a model for insecure. I mean, how influential was it in terms of what you learning what you did and didn't want to do. I mean, just to that point, I know you've talked about the romantic interest of your character on that was this guy white Jay, a white character. And you've said that was not your particular preference, I guess. But there were compromises that you thought you had to make at that point. But I guess the good and the bad lessons that you took away from misadventures of awkward black girl. So many lessons from the web series that gave me my career, one, as the show, I started doing the show initially by myself. And just asking friends for help. And from asking friends for help, you know, that I was just scared to do so just because everybody's so busy and once I did my same writing partner from college, Tracy ultimately helped me to produce the later episodes and brought it on official crew on and I learned so much more just about what a legitimate crew could do for the series. And the production quality increasing brought more eyeballs to it and even the way that I wrote was different. You know, she was like, treat it like a TV show and I was like, okay, even in the way that you write it, because I was writing them on just blank pages of paper and I didn't have a format the way that I knew how to write. And she was just like, you got to do that. And so that really helped just to change the mentality of making it official. And then she was like, you should bring in other writers, do a writer's room. And so we enlisted another friend, Amy, from Stanford, and who still produces awkward black girl who just directed an episode of my new show rap shit. She's in the fold.

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"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

02:54 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"So you graduate in O 7, I guess for, I think I know why, but you moved to New York for a little bit after that. And while you're there, I guess with some idea of trying to sell a version of dorm diaries to a TV network, I read a pretty shitty thing happened to you, which in the grand scheme of things may have actually been a blessing in disguise, but I guess can you explain how you wind up for the first time, the series of events that lead to the idea for another web series? You know, I never described it as the best blessing in disguise. But yes, it is. It was. It got me up out of there. Even though it took a year. But I got robbed, my apartment got robbed. I didn't physically get robbed, but I left for work one morning. And when I got back, me and my roommate stuff was just all gone, including my laptop, which I had a meeting with an exact next day to try to pick storm diaries. But that was almost the least devastating thing. I was editing a guy's film because that's how I would also pay the bills. I was working in theater. And nonprofit theater company, and then I would edit on the side for extra money.

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"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

Awards Chatter

04:57 min | 4 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Awards Chatter

"And my guest today has been described by The Washington Post as quote the voice of millennial black women for more than a decade. With the publication adding, quote, for a certain generation of black women, her volume of work is like the Harry Potter books, stories about characters who grow and mature alongside their fans. She first caught people's attention with her web series, the misadventures of awkward black girl, which ran from 2011 through 2013. But she blew up into a full fledged a lister in 2015, with the launch of the HBO comedy series insecure. The story of a young black woman navigating work, romance and friendship in south LA, which she co created and on which she wrote and starred. It was only the second comedy series after Wanda Sykes has Wanda at large, and the first premium cable scripted series ever created by and starring a black woman. And over the course of the show's run, it twice landed her on Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018, and this year, and also brought her Emmy nominations for producing when its fourth season was nominated for best comedy series in 2020. And in the category of best actress in a comedy series in 2018, 2020 and for her work on the show's 5th and final season this year. Issa Rae. Over the course of our conversation, the 36 year old and I discussed some of the people shows and events that sparked her interest in becoming a content creator, and the devastating incident that sparked the idea for the misadventures of awkward black girl. How, after that web series ended, two veterans of TV, Larry wilmore and prentice penny, worked with her to develop insecure into a multi layered cultural phenomenon, what she's been up to since the insecure chapter of her life came to a close, including the new HBO Max comedy series that she created and writes on rap shit, plus much more. And so without further ado, let's go to that conversation.

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Jennifer Hudson wins top honor at 53rd NAACP Image Awards

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00:40 sec | 10 months ago

Jennifer Hudson wins top honor at 53rd NAACP Image Awards

"Jennifer Hudson has won entertainer of the year at the end W. C. P. image awards on Saturday marches are a letter with the latest Jennifer Hudson beat out Regina king little nonsense making the stallion and Tiffany had is for entertainer of the year Hudson said during the B. ET broadcast she was standing there because she watch the N. double ACP image awards is because of seeing the a repose and Patti LaBelle the Holly berries all these legends you know right here on this stage that inspired me so thank you end up with a C. P. for inspiring girls like me other winners include Will Smith Anthony Anderson sterling K. brown Issa rae and Angela Bassett

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"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

01:47 min | 11 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

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"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

05:14 min | 11 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Just like making stuff and putting it out there and the low expectations of people. You know, the ingenuity of just trying something and seeing how it works now because I have a name, there is a certain standard that's expected and sometimes I wish I could erase that. You know, maybe I'll come up with a pen name or something. I don't know. But I do miss just being able to create stuff online and put it out there to see what happens. Well, you've mentioned that you're working on the series with city girls. What can you tell us about it any big updates you can share? Yeah, I mean, we just wrapped the show, and I'm just really excited to set in the indie music world. And it's a completely different world. And a very different story of still friendship but trying to make it an industry that doesn't see it for you. So in some ways, they're parallels to my own journey, but the music world is so different and to a state and crazy. I'm learning myself. Did you worry once insecure raft of weather, you would find love again with a show like could you feel the same way about something? A little bit less when I was writing this show because I was still shooting insecure, but after rapping insecure and you know crying with Yvonne Jane and apprentice in the crew, I was just like, damn. I wonder if I ever feel like this again. And it's just different. I'm very, very hands on, but I'm not on camera and I already see that there's just a different dynamic and it really excites me to see the actors of that show bonding and hopefully, you know, their experience will be what ours was. They'll have a rich experience. But I don't know what kind of experience I have that comes close to that have been secured. That's a lesson that I've learned. No show is going to be like insecure. I'll be chasing that feeling, but I know what ingredients make for a positive working experience. And I can at least strive to that. Yeah. Yeah. But you also have a 5 year overall deal with WarnerMedia. You have an audio company slash record label, multiple cafes, a hair care brand. Is it safe to say Issa is building an empire and is there a goal that unites all of these endeavors? That's an excellent question that I'm going to ask myself in my yearly reflection. And dead serious that's something that just yesterday I was like, what am I doing? Hey, hey, girl, what are you doing? What do you want? Listen, it's all I think about with myself on a daily basis. What are you doing? Yeah, and I think it's important to ask yourself if you're you want those things and how badly you want those things from year to year and to be honest with yourself about it. So the answer is, I don't know yet. I'm very much enjoying what I'm doing, but I think thinking about the bigger picture and how long I want to do all of this incidentally important. How do you help people write about or talk about this show in 20 maybe 30 years? What is a dream quote from someone who revisits your work in say the LA times or something? I mean, it's twofold. I want people to say, you know, this is my favorite show. And that this show is, you know, a part of their favorite memories. And also that it inspired them to create their own show, their own book. Inspired them, so just write in general. That is cool to me. I have no doubt that that will happen. But I have to ask, you're familiar with Hollywood. And the obsession with reboots and revivals is there a world in which you would ever revisit these characters in like, say, ten, 15 years. In a reboot form, I don't think so. I've been saying a strong note to movies and all that. And I love leaving things as they are. It's kind of a legacy. But as of a reunion without a doubt, I want to see everybody again. I want to end just like that of insecure. Now you do not. No, you do not Ivan. Please. I do. It just ended. You did not want that. And I don't. It's a duck to this to me. You.

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"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

07:57 min | 11 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Now that you've made it and have a seat at the table, what would you say has changed about meetings with Hollywood executives? Just more of a willingness to make what I want to make to buy what I'm pitching on the downside. I love constructive feedback. I love, you know, really smart executives. And I have found that the more successful people think you are the more scared or hesitant they are to criticize your work. Yeah. And I hope that people that I work with my creative partners in the future are never scared to be like, hey, this ain't it or let's think about trying to develop this a bit more. And I've seen that happen and I've almost had to beg to be like, no, tell me this is trash and tell me to do better. I'm happy to. You gotta keep prentice on speed dial. I'm sure he will remain that person for you. Telling like it is busy. He's got a thousand projects. But yes, I definitely have. I've definitely hit him up even for this new show. Hey, you want to come on board? You want to come direct something real quick? You want to. And he's like, I just finished working with you. Please. Are you finding that insecure has moved the needle in terms of showing Hollywood executives? How valuable these stories are? Are you still being advised to add more white characters to the next projects you have going on? Definitely not. Yes. Yeah, I have seen how it has moved the needle. I've seen, you know, how it is influenced other studios, to green light, certain projects, and I am proud of that, you know, in the same way that the shows that came before me. I know very well that there's no insecure without shonda and scandal. I know, you know, that possibly there's no insecure without even girls, you know? That's stuff like that isn't lost on me. And so I see how Hollywood almost needs permission to be like does this work out? All right, okay, then we can take a chance on this, but I definitely credit the shonda movement. Thank you, shonda. Thank you Sean. Well, another part of the show's legacy that many have reflected on, including our own paper, is the way the show has sort of rehab the image of south Los Angeles by really showcasing its beauty and depth. And in the end, ESA is living with Lawrence in a beautiful home in la Mart park. What did you want to say with that detail? I think that was more just my own dream. That was me putting my own utopia in Isa's, you know, final journey. And yeah, I live where I grew up. And I'm happy to live here. You know, I'm being a kid right in my bike through my neighborhood and being like, I want to live here when I grow up. I want to come back and to be able to do that is such a blessing and blows my mind, even now when I walk, I walk past my childhood home. Dang, this is crazy. That I was actually able to do that and to manifest that. And, you know, I wanted that for Easter D two. We both care about LA in our community so much. That send me my happy ending is her happy ending. Or happy start, I should say. Happy start. I like that. There's this sweet moment in the finale where Issa is driving around and seeing all the people and places she used to frequent. And there's the moment where she drives by the dunes complex and a dad is taking his daughter's photo outside. And I remember talking to prentice ahead of the premiere, we shot him outside the dunes and he was saying how they had to stop because fans of the show were parked out there trying to take photos in front of it. Did he cross your mind that something like this would happen when you were scouting locations for the show that it would bring people out to see the community in this way? Absolutely not. And that was such a pleasant surprise that people have made the dunes like a Hollywood landmark. You know, that was that Yoda by the way taking a picture of his daughter. We had to send him out properly as a lot of show that he still banging on the block. It's so cool. I actually just, I went to trade of Joe's a couple months ago and my cashier was like, girl, you the reason is always traffic in front of my street. And I was like, what? She was like, yeah, I live by the dunes. And I was like, what? Oh, that's so, I'm sorry. And she was like, yeah, people stay taking pictures in front of it. And so I was like, okay, my bad. And then I was like, I want to drive to see myself. You know, I get tags and photos every single day with people taking pictures in front of it. But I wanted to just go drive by myself to see if people were doing it. And sure enough, they were just people outside and you know those low key little mind. Of people just, you know, gather opposing in front of the dunes. And I was like, damn, poor residents. And I took my own video of them posing. I was looking busted. People were like, why didn't you get out? Because I was looking busted and you know people were gonna be like, hey, can we get a picture? Or they're gonna be like, excuse me, can't get off the waist so I could take a picture of the doom. So I don't know what's that. But one day I'll go back. Heavily made up. And happened to show up. How do you feel about changing the fabric of the community in that way? Like, as you said, making Hollywood landmarks out of these spaces and maybe changing them forever. If you meet in the sense that it's on people's radars in a way that makes it culturally significant to black people, I'm very proud. If you meet in the sense that now people want to move here and live here that aren't necessarily made up of the fabrics of this community that I have regrets, you know, I've definitely gotten blames for the influx of tech Bros and Hollywood communities wanting to move here in that way. I'm like, oh, damn. That was not the intention. I just wanted to showcase how beautiful our neighborhoods are. But I do love that at least the show will be a time capsule of the fact that these were very black neighborhoods and proud black neighborhoods. Yeah. Well, from the beginning of your career, you wore every creative hat. You're the star of the writer, the creator, the director, in the 5 years since making this show in the more traditional TV space. Is there one thing you miss about the sort of homegrown style of making content? Yeah, definitely the rawness. I still kind of miss that of just, you know, as much as I do love to collaborate, and I love the process of development, part of me still misses.

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"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

05:13 min | 11 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Was it hard to not give up? On the possibility of this? Giving up, I don't know. I don't know that giving was an option for me because I felt like I did have traction. I was like, come on, so I would try to find another capacity, but I don't know that I thought about completely giving up. But I definitely was frustrated and was for sure out of money and was thinking about what my options were. What did your parents say? I actually called my dad. I don't know why I would call him because he is mister. There's always school, you know? And I think maybe I wanted to hear that to jump start. I did that. I did not need to give it or to know that you know there was an alternate path. I don't know, but he was very much not dry, but dry. It's okay. It's fine. And I was just like, I don't even know why I called you. Okay. Let me go back to set and just figure it out. Well, I'm sure it didn't feel like it to you at the time, but it's almost like you did. Press fast forward. Was it hard navigating the celebrity aspect of it all? Was there a moment when it hit you that you couldn't do something like go to the grocery store without someone trying to snap a photo of you? Not really. I mean, I can for sure still go.

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

04:39 min | 11 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Was there anything that you wish could have made it into the finale that didn't? In the penultimate, one thing that, you know, I kicked myself over, you mentioned in Tasha Rothwell, who is brilliant and so is Neil Brown junior and we had a setting with Kelly and Chad in the same room and we recorded something, but it didn't fit, but to not have like a moment with the two of them is something that I will be kicking myself over for a while. Well, looking back on the last decade or so, that line when Issa says I just want to fast forward to the part of my life where everything is okay. I mean, that felt like it came straight out of my internal monologue. But is that a thought you had often back then or even still now? How much are you literally seeing yourself in talking to yourself in the scene like that? Absolutely had that thought back then, as a matter of fact, that is my line. I recall saying that in my colleagues days in my New York days, very broke New York days trying to figure things out with things going wrong and just being like, my God, can I just fast forward to the part where everything's cool and I know what I'm doing and I haven't had that thought in a very long time, but I definitely, you know, still pour over decisions that I'm making and think about the outcomes and consequences of the things that I'm doing. And like I said, sometimes that comes from a place of fear and comes from a place of reservation that where I don't necessarily want to be, you know, sometimes I want to make the dumb decision and see where that takes me, but that feeling that you're running out of time and that you can't afford to make these mistakes or can't afford to take these particular detours, increases as you get older unless you go through a midlife crisis and you're like, but I haven't reached that point yet. I think I've reached that point. I mean, you've come a long way, goes without saying since the awkward black girl web series days. How would you describe what it's been like navigating your rise? I mean, people tend to mythologize my journey and I think up until recently, you know, I was so in it that I didn't really I didn't really realize, you know, how long it's been how far it's been, yeah, this ten year anniversary about her black girl and thinking about even I was working with I'm working on a new show called rap with the show runner who came from insecure, but before insecure we worked on one of our very first pilots and you know we were having a conversation on set and she was just kind of reliving her assistant days of just like, oh my gosh, the whole thing. Why don't people punch the description this way? Like I remember when we had to hand hole punches and I was like, what the? And I was just like, damn, you really were just like, you're shoveling this show now and you were just hole punching our scripts, you know, 5 to 6 years ago. I guess through her and just dawned on me, you know, how far we've kind of all come and man it forced me to take a step back and just be like, oh man, I remember when I was doing this and wasn't sure what my path was going to be or how this was going to end up. I remember, you know, walking a couple blocks down while we were shooting the pilot after hers and getting the phone call from HBO that they weren't going to move forward on the script that leery and I hit submitted and that was the last opportunity for him to still be a part of it. And just, you know, getting that phone call walking offset to the side of the road and just crying. What the am.

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"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

05:49 min | 11 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Well, now that we've talked about the real love story of this series, let's talk about Issa and Lawrence now. I have to tell you, I really did want them to get back together, but I also realize that they weren't good for each other up until that point, where you conflicted about having them get back together. Hell, yes, I was conflicted. At the beginning of the season, to be honest, you know, it goes back to when season four episode 8 aired. I was thrilled that people loved it but I had this, oh my God, at the pit of my stomach, I was like, oh my God, people are so happy for them and they have no idea what's coming. We are about to devastate this. Like with this new thing I'm working on. It's me creating happiness for myself. I think. I like you like this. Like what? Like this is new. Keep it up. It's a good look. Okay, all right. And I didn't realize how exciting people would be to see ESM orange reunite. And even me, I was like, oh man, this did end up being, you know, a really beautiful episode. Thank you Natasha Rothwell. So he got a baby, absolutely not. And thinking about, you know, just my own feelings and putting myself in her shoes and being protective of her, I thought that, you know, she made the right decision. And I still stand by the fact that she made the right decision to break up with him. I just had to tell you. So, this means you're getting back with her. No. No. I told you, I want to be with you. But you're having a baby with someone else. But I didn't plan this. I don't. I don't want this to happen. And, you know, we had different endings in mind and as the season progressed, and I became ECD. You know, it's one thing to write for her and then to become her. You know, I found myself missing him and I found that in a sense we were denying Issa her happiness. You know, one of our writers, Laura Kittel was just like, you know, with that episode, we basically said that they're soul mates. And to deny Issa her soulmate is, in a sense, denying her her happiness. And I think they needed that time. To grow apart, Lawrence for sure needed that time to reconcile his relationship with canola and to see the blessing that Elijah was in his life and to grow on his own. And I think separately, as they had done before, they became ready for one another and I think so much of the themes of the last couple of seasons have been that happiness is a choice. And Issa daring to be happy with Lawrence felt fitting to me. But it was a journey. We both went on journeys. Happy birthday. Thank you. Hey, John. Oh, is this for me? He wanted to decorate. That right there says Issa. Doesn't. It could. Thanks, John. There we go. Was there the scenario where she ends up with Nathan? There was a scenario where she ended up with Nathan and then there was a scenario where she came home and you heard a voice that you didn't know who it was. That would have killed me not knowing. I would have been like, no, I need to know. Yeah. Well, as someone who spends the moments after each episode curled up with a Twitter comments about it, people have intense feelings about their relationship as I'm sure you know all too well. Has it surprised you? How strongly people feel about this dynamic? I mean, yeah, it's surprises me, but it doesn't surprise me. People project so much of their own feelings onto these characters, which is part of what makes the show what it is. And I, you know, princess and I and the writers have discussed at length, you know, how much we know people are going to have so much to say about this decisions and you know, they always have, but at the end of the day, if you went with best for these characters, these characters have chosen what's best for themselves and you can only be happy for them. Well, to get back to your point about Isa choosing to be happy and daring to be happy. Her ending is really hopeful, you know? She's experiencing success in her career, her friendships, her love life. She's feeling better about herself worth.

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"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

08:22 min | 11 months ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times

"Film. Mark, I have to say that today's episode is really bittersweet for me. On the one hand, I'm thrilled to have had a chance to speak to Issa Rae, fresh off the heels of the insecure finale. And ask her all my burning questions about alternate endings and surprise moments, but I'm so sad because I can't believe it's really over. You know, it's funny I am not as dedicated to watch her as you are, but it's funny, you know, every week when there's a new episode like my Twitter feed just goes nuts and I like sort of like ambient follow along with the conversations where I feel like I sort of know something about the show. I know that I believe I'm not supposed to like Lawrence. And then I'm very upset with him for the way that he behaved at the going away party. And I mean, the show, it feels like it's not only just a cultural phenomenon but these feel like characters that have become like Friends for people. No, totally. And first, let me just say, if you have those feelings about Lawrence, now you need to watch the finale. And for those that haven't this episode of the podcast has some spoilers, so go watch the finale and bookmark this conversation for later. But yes, to your point, the conversation around the show was such a fundamental part of the experience of it. And I don't think it's an understatement to say the show leaves behind a legacy with its bold and authentic storytelling, a flawed characters and the sometimes frustrating subtleties of adulthood. We all watched this character grow up and become this self fulfilled woman with career ambitions and meaningful relationships, messy relationships. So to kick off this conversation, I asked Issa about what it felt like to say goodbye to Isa D in some ways. I feel like I'm not saying goodbye because she's so much of me. Especially with this last season, we have merged in so many ways. But beyond that, like her friends and her world and her love life was really just fun to play out in a lot of the decisions that she made, however messy. I got to play out in the stories that we got to tell. And in my own life, I tend to be a bit more reserved with my choices. I love chaos, but I don't give to act on that chaos, a lot. And so I would miss that point. That's incredible. Y'all are incredible. Tonight, the only focusing on you having fun and nothing else. Look at you, quote, by quote. What's happening? Well, there's so much to talk about with that finale, but first I have to ask, how did you land on using birthdays as the device to sort of structure the episode? I was really excited coming up with that just thinking about how we wanted to ship time and obviously thinking about the pilot episode. We're introduced to Isa on her 29th birthday. And this season in particular is about growth. And so to be able to showcase that through this device, was exciting to me. In addition to just Tapping into my own personal life and my friendships, you know, as we've grown older, you know, friends from high school and almost the only guarantee that we will kick it is on each other's birthdays and there's a sadness surrounding that. It's just like, damn, we used to just congregate at any moment. Any Friday, that was guaranteed. And then you're kind of relegated to I got shot birthday girl. You know, I'm a show up for that. And so to watch you say Molly's friendship kind of play out through that kind of sad kind of tragedy that I wanted to explore. Hello. Happy birthday. Thank you. I miss you so much. Me too. What went into the decision to end with that phone call between Molly and Issa instead of say Isa and Lawrence or something? I mean, we've said it from this is a story about you send Molly. It's their love story, and that I think is Issa's most important relationship. We have seen that relationship go through so many ups and downs and watch them be codependent, watch them rely on each other. Watch them grow each other. And I think Issa and Molly have helped each other to become the women that they are. They have seen each other through so much. And so that call from Molly onis birthday is the call that she'd been looking forward to. Yes, Lawrence has finally made birthday plans. But Molly calling Issa on her birthday and hearing from her is the best present. One moment that really got to me, especially considering the sort of ups and downs of their relationships is obviously when Issa is helping Molly with her wedding dress and Molly sort of turns to herns as thank you. Thank you so much for everything. Of course. There's no way you want to get out there just by yourself. Not for. Everything. Just for being you. I loving me. While I was me, how did you decide where where and when they would share that moment? That was something that we decided from the beginning of breaking the season. That was a scene that I visualized in my mind from jump as the way to end this series. That was the only constant. Because we just, you know, like, there's just something about ending the series on that declaration from Molly and showing how much Issa has evolved as a friend, you know, too Motley. I think that's something that we've watched this season is why they are good friends for each other. And Molly has been through so much and so much of her is one of this picturesque wedding to settle down with her husband, but to have her friend by her side and to see her through that when it almost didn't happen means so much to her and that was such a touching moment to shoot. I don't know where life is going to take us, but I just know that as long as you're around, I will be okay. We'll have more of Yvonne's conversation with Issa Rae after this break. 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"issa rae" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

Pop Culture Happy Hour

05:04 min | 1 year ago

"issa rae" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour

"Okay, what are you gonna take away? You know, to Britney's point about Sex and the City. I think insecure is singular generational highlight. I think it is definitely not a perfect show. I think that we can all list our critiques, but I think it's place in the industry, the things that it has spawned not just as an influence, but also as a way that Issa Rae herself has been able to accumulate and redistribute power within Hollywood is honestly incredible to see. I think this all started with a YouTube series that she made for pennies. It is something that was collaborative and involved working with all these people who are all also trying to make their way into the industry. And I think that that mindset has followed her as she has become more legitimized in that way. And there's just so many things that she now has like tentacles in and fingers in and so many things that are now spun out of her influence. So many creators who have been able to kind of hold their own style through working with her and all of those people are now working professionals who can go on to influence their own things. I think that she is going to be someone who will eventually be recognized as the real generational talent that she is. I think that all of the different ways in which insecure has a podcast. It has these great soundtracks that come out every season like she's figuring out ways to integrate all parts of different black cultures and to bring them into this one thing that she's making so that when it's over, like, is about to be. All of these people can say, this is the thing that we were part of. And it reminds me of Beyoncé's homecoming in that way, where it's like, anyone who was on that stage that night gets to say that they were on stage that night. And that's something that no one can take from them. And that will be a calling card forever, and she has made this production and her involvement in this production, both a cultural stable and deeply rooted in her community, both in LA and in the industry. It's exciting to me to see her growth and I am very excited for who will be next in the line of her succession..

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"issa rae" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show

The Steve Harvey Morning Show

08:22 min | 1 year ago

"issa rae" Discussed on The Steve Harvey Morning Show

"Went to therapy one time. I ain't going back over there and just pay mugo one time. I think it's a million dollars. Come out this settlement right. It's my millennium over. Some people do that. I've seen them breaking the fall. And then there's people who have actually a have actually have been hurt themselves and they get. They get dragged through the ringer for being. Hey like come on man. The brother really really of hires. Let them insurance. Claims adjusters are no joke. They've seen it all. yes and her. You trying to tell me mccaw just all little certain and we have. We have rain in months right. Have you got to get out of here up next strawberry letter subject number one number two. We'll get into it right after this. You're listening to morning show getting the care. You need to stay healthy. Shouldn't be hard or expensive. Everyone should be able to afford their medications. Check out good are ex with good are ex. 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And if you need advice on relationships dating work sex parenting and more. Please submit your strawberry letter to steve harvey. Fm dot com and click submit. strawberry letter. Week could be reading your letter. Live the air just like we're going to read this one right here right now. You never know it could be yours. Buckle up hold on tight we got it for you. Here is strawberry letter. I think you subject. Am i number. One or two saving shirley. Yeah my husband. And i have been together for six years and married three. He's thirty seven. And i'm thirty one. He's divorced and has a son and a daughter from his marriage. I absolutely adore them and they spend weekends and summers with us. My husband has always put his children. I and i love that about him. He's still finds time to spoil me by doing all of the cooking planning dates for us and sending me flowers. That worked or randomly calling me during the day to say he loves me in addition to all of that. He's an amazing lover. There's just one problem. I'm having with our marriage. He's still too close to his ex. Wife is ex wife since videos often of the children doing things around the house or she facetime him. If she's in the car with the children. I don't have a problem with the videos of the children because children grow up fast and he's not with them. Twenty four seven. I do have a problem with his ex. Wife is in is front and center in the videos and has put on makeup lashes in her new wig for the video. My husband and i were leaving church this sunday and his ex wife facetime does with the children. She didn't know. I was with him and the first thing she said was that she got her haircut in the style. He used to love because she was tired of wearing wigs. Then she asked if he liked it and he responded that he always thought that style was very complementary to her faith. I that they're heartbroken and quiet. I think it's inappropriate to speak to his ex's much in about something so personal when she calls him or send videos. I feel like the third wheel. She was his high school sweetheart and he said he will always cherish her as a mother of his children. So am i number one or number two. Come on your number one. I mean i gotta say this to you. Please don't go getting all insecure on us. Okay insecure in the tv. Show all right. You are okay. You just gotta know that you are married to this man. It sounds like you have nothing to worry about. What did you say in your letter. Let me read your words back to you. He plans date. He cooks all the meals. Send you flowers at work. Ran- randomly called you during the day. Just to say he loves you. He's an amazing lover. You are married to this man. It sounds like you have nothing to worry about. The ex wife is trying. You don't get scared and let her throw you off your game. She wants to cause problems between the two of you do not let her. She is the ex. she's really the insecure one. Why else would she be. Tripled like that with him. Your husband your husband actually sounds a little scared. He doesn't really know what to do in that situation when she asked him stuff like that. He just is trying to keep the peace okay so he can still see his sons and everything can be cool. I'm not excusing his behaviour. Anything like that because he could say something to her but who knows then she could cause some unnecessary problems as far as letting him see the kids when he needs to all of that or she could be. I mean if she facetime him while you're there just lean in and say hey girl was up you know. Oh your hair looks cute or whatever you want to say at that time. Let her know you're there. I mean he married you he still with you remember. You have the upper hand you are number one. You are number one. She doesn't even have a number at this point. She's the ex so no who you are. Don't get sucked into her silly childish games okay. Please don't do that steve. I just see a letter feel with insecurity. Exactly that's all. I see the woman who wrote the letter. You just completely insecure. And i think you making a case out of nothing. I'm assuming that the kids are young. And that's why she sends all the videos and all this here but surely nailed nailed it on the head. A spirit week is some which all you absolutely adore. The husband always puts his kid. I and you love that about him. Danny steel spoiling. You cook and plan dates flowers and work randomly calling during the date. Say love you. Why and then. He's an amazing love. Only problem having our marriage. He's too close to his ex wife. She sends him videos or the children. Doing things around the house is his kids. His kids if she's in the car with the children she phase times. I don't have a problem with videos of the children because the children go off as not around okay. Cool but then you say i do have a problem with his ex. Wife is front and center videos. Who would who the kids. Don't have the phone. The kids don't face time How else do you know. How many times key is probably go. I won't talk my daddy. Okay talk to daddy you know how many times they'll say that they seem to have a great relationship so now you mad cause she didn't put on makeup lashes and her new week for the video. Do you would. You prefer the ol- week..

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Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex: ‘If you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial’

Daily Pop

02:35 min | 2 years ago

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex: ‘If you listen to what I actually say, it’s not controversial’

"Meghan Markle is sharing how she deals with her haters and a discussion for Fortune Magazine's most powerful women summit. She says that she has a sense of humor about it and just keeps real. It's about being authentic, and if you look back at anything that I've said. It's really interesting because it often ends up what ends up being inflammatory. It seems is people's interpretation of it, but if you listen to what I actually say. It's not controversial. And actually some of it is is reactive to things that just haven't happened. Okay. So she talks about being authentic guys thing Meghan Markle is authentic that girl in your group who's like I'm real I like to say like it is I'm always real. Things that you say because I truly think that she is very careful with her words because I do some very smart with it. She's very smart. It's the things that she doesn't say. The things that she didn't say about moving her family from one side one side of the world to the Knicks how hard that could be. She's not saying she hates her inlaws everybody as their in laws give us a little. She says what? Sometimes it's hard. We ever is the Queen. I. Don't think you could say that I mean I think she has to show respect to the authority that the clean has and says, she can't be wine. Lovely. As much as anybody else. But every now and then you can admit sometimes crosses the line. Is. Not. Her mother law is not the Queen of England or or the Prince of England like it's totally different think and she's tried to navigate I think I think I will say in their defense I think she realized that she was not going to be able to survive in that reality of being a part of the royal family, the Royal World and the Royal Protocols they have now moved to the United States. They haven't been here that long we've been in a quarantine for the majority of. The time that they've here. So I feel like now she's going to figure out and navigate and see how she's going to navigate through becoming more authentic and approachable. But also you think about it with the royals are the only sort of old old school institution where like not everything is on and not everything is on instagram. They're not putting all of their business out there and so I think she's authentic to the level that she can be authentic actually don't even really do that many interviews so. We just bits and pieces here and there and maybe. Not, working down more she's up breaking her breakfast smoothie in the morning for.

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Academy Awards nominees announced by John Cho and Issa Rae

America Trends

03:24 min | 3 years ago

Academy Awards nominees announced by John Cho and Issa Rae

Academy Awards nominees announced by John Cho and Issa Rae

America Trends

03:24 min | 3 years ago

Academy Awards nominees announced by John Cho and Issa Rae

Even in Real Life, There Were Screens Between Us

Modern Love

10:23 min | 3 years ago

Even in Real Life, There Were Screens Between Us

"Caitlin Dewey was a senior in college orage when she thought she'd met the man of her dreams and then she decided to spend some time with him in person Isa Ray who recently starred in the movie little reads Caitlyn to his essay even in real life there were screens between us crawled up at the foot of my bed. My face inches from the laptop screen. I stared anxiously at Google. Chatterbox will is typing. The box told me helpfully force myself to read email. I waited for his message. Then I refresh rush my twitter feed scroll through my blog post and began brushing my teeth. Still the box said will is typing. Don't you dare get hurt by this. I met at around my toothpaste. This was a stupid idea and you knew that from the start but recognizing the stupidity of falling for someone on the Internet does not prevent you from doing it. My friends net a college radio. Dj Chats constantly with some music bloggers. She met on Tumbler. My friend to one who lives in Los Angeles days up until after three to talk to his London base girlfriend and I had just driven nearly eleven hundred miles round round trip to visit. Will I guy I met in October at a web journalism conference and got to know almost entirely on skype. I I noticed him across the table at a noisy hotel bar will own thick black frame glasses but no hairbrush comb traits that lent him the look of a basement bound attacker. If you've ever attended an Internet conference you understand how Pale skin thick glasses and scruffy hair can be attractive otherwise I can't explain it to you you in either case I liked wills weirdly overconfidence smirk and his obsession with wordpress he regaled me with the merits of plug ins and PHP until I became tired and went to bed. I'll find you on twitter. I joked when I left. I didn't expect or even want to see will again again after that weekend since he lived three states away further facetime seemed unlikely. I followed his twitter pose with detached curiosity city in January G. Chadha me to complain about work then he got drunk and message me again sometime near midnight as I uploaded photos. There's an otherwise wasted bandwidth with obvious sarcasm he wrote. Do you have that skyping. Kids talk about these days. I I've read that. Ninety percent of human communication is nonverbal skype capture that ninety percent on a low resolution video camera compresses it funnels it to a node computer and reproduces it on a screen anywhere in the world skype eliminates distance. That's why it works and and that's exactly what it did for us with my skype screen open and my Webcam on I. viscerally felt that will was sitting a food away on my bed. Ignoring The Times the picture froze or his voice cut out. I thought he looked in sound exactly like he did in person sometimes times when he leaned into the computer to read an article I'd sent him. I could see the pores on his face. We started video chatting for hours every night. Uh He from an ascetic all white bedroom me from the cupcake print corner of my studio apartment I learned that he ate takeout for every meal and slept a series of identical White v Neck t shirts and smart with one side of his mouth. When I said something clever I knew his preferred coding languages his least favourite content management system and his general hatred dancing small talk and girls in bars one one night when we talk too late I fell asleep with my laptop open and woke up seven hours later tangled in cords and he was still there asleep been the light from an open window paling young and pixellated eventually he stirred link at the camera and said Hey you. Hey I said easily. How did you sleep as the weeks went on. I told you about my last boyfriend. Agai admit in psychology class and dated for almost two years. He listened quietly his glasses reflecting my image each from a computer and gave good clear advice about letting go. I can't remember the last time I met somebody that smart and talented in ways. I certainly certainly wasn't he told me about his ex girlfriend who never appreciated his work and I texted him from classes. When I was frustrated or bored in the safety of my apartment I could see well but I can touch him. I could summon him when I wanted to talk but I never knew him in any light of in the one from his bedside lamp. This phenomenon worked in my favor as well. You know I could call him after a few drinks thanks when I felt sufficiently talkative and social I could avoid him. If I had videos to edit or blog post to write I can say whatever I wanted and risk awkwardness renews because at the end of the conversation one click of the mouse would shut him out of my room. The irony is that we flocked to the Internet for this type of safe sanitized intimacy but we want something entirely different in real life or irl is a popular term online parlance at Internet at conferences like the one where I met will twitter exploded with people celebrating Iro meetings. Oh so nice to finally see at so-and-so. Iro If so and so. I can't believe we hadn't met IRL yet. The Internet brings these people together with Hashtags and message boards but it it never satisfies them. No matter how much you love someone's blog or twitter feed it isn't there post you actually want and so so slowly cautiously will and I began circling the question of what it all meant. I really like you. He said one nine after getting home from the bar. I really like you too. I said I don't know what that means. I I wanted to find out so in early. March I rented a car begged my professor presser to let me out of Class A day early and drove five hundred forty miles to spend a long weekend in the mid sized city where we'll when I got closed closed. I called my friend to stop where I fix my makeup and Chew Gum and generally tried to calm down. Whatever it's terrible I demanded what if he's nothing nothing like I expect in fact we're was almost exactly as I expected them. Lips straight knows ooh small. Hayes allies classes. He stood waiting at the side of the street while I parked my car going forward and back four no word back until I nervously got within two feet of the curve. We kissed on the cold blustery sidewalk as the win with my thoughts around mostly. I felt relieved. I thought this works in real life. It's means something but after we kissed eight pizza and went back to his house we struggled for things to talk about in real life will start off off it nothing while we talked in real life. He had no questions about the drive or my work or the stuff that waited for me. When I went back to school. He took me out for dinner and read his email. While we waited for our food he apologized profusely but still checked his websites traffic stats while we sat in his living room mm-hmm he took me to a party at his friend's house where they proceeded to argue for hours about web design while I sat on a futons tonic stared at the ceiling drunken board and terribly concerned that I look thinner online at points. He grabbed my hand and gave me a small apologetic. Smiles seemed like a strategy game a constant dance of reaching for me and pulling back of intimacy and distance a real life and internet make believe on the last day of my visit will overslept. He rushed around around the apartment with his hair. Wet Tie tied looking for his laptop. According to the plan we made the night before he would go to work and I would leave when it suited me dropping his spare keys in the mailbox in the front hallway where I stood rubbing. My eyes will hug me goodbye and told me to drive safely. He struggled for a closing statement. It was great to see you he said at last I didn't leave right away after I showered packed and studied the books nearest fireplace a set for a long time at his kitchen counter trying to work out what happened. I didn't like being surrounded by his things. I I felt more comfortable in my room with my things and with his presence confined to a laptop screen. I wrote him a note before I left. Dear will thank you so much for having me this weekend to spend time with you. In Person I signed my name left on the counter. Then willing myself not to cry. I dropped his keys in the mailbox walks and gundy home

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