Parents' Guide to


By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Raunchy, funny comedy explores stereotypes, Black culture.

TV HBO Comedy 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 18+

Great show, just not for kids, tweens or teens.

Don’t get me wrong, I love this show!! However, I’m an adult. There is a lot of adult content, language and sex. Mature, adult audiences only. I’m shocked at the reviews here saying its appropriate for teens. Never would I let my teen watch this.
age 17+

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This series, inspired by Rae's online series, Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, offers a humorous-but-insightful point of view on what it means to be a Black woman today. It also rejects the notion that all Black people want the same things, define their community the same way, or hold the same beliefs about themselves and the world around them.

The fact that Black culture is as diverse as it is rich is successfully woven throughout the relationship mishaps, girlfriend-to-girlfriend exchanges, and work conflicts featured here. Not all viewers of Insecure will easily identify and appreciate this message, but those who do will enjoy a series that's both funny and insightful.

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