The men of Insecure Season 5 are a powerhouse, stacked characters of thoughtful insight on community, modern intelligence, and masculine sensitivity. And, well, take a look at them. I think the word I’m looking for is “lust” when describing my emotions I feel when watching this season. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sexier male cast on television.
If you haven’t watched the series, get on it. Take a peek below at some of the male talent.
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Lawrence is Issa’s long-term boyfriend who has had trouble finding a career after his failed start-up.
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Kofi Siriboe joined the fifth and final season of Insecure to play Crenshawn, a formerly incarcerated fashion designer who clashes with Issa Dee (Issa Rae) over issues of authenticity.
Kofi Siriboe joined the fifth and final season of Insecure to play “Crenshawn,” a formerly incarcerated fashion designer who clashes with Issa Dee (Issa Rae) over issues of authenticity and reaching out to a broader (ie, white) audience. Siriboe is perhaps best known for his role on OWN’s Queen Sugar, or as the man who had a steamy, hilarious encounter with Jada Pinkett Smith involving a grapefruit in the 2017 film Girls Trip. READ MORE GQ.com
Jéan Elie of ‘Insecure’ Talks Playing Ahmal And Why He Refuses To Portray A Stereotypical Black Gay Man On-Screen
First-generation Haitian-American actor Jéan Elie is getting a lot of love for his portrayal of Ahmal, Issa Dee’s no-holds-barred younger brother on HBO’s Insecure. Ahmal is gay, but Elie makes it his business to subvert stereotypes about Black gay men and give Ahmal the complexity he deserves.
Elie got into acting in a pretty funny way. After finding an ad for actors on Craigslist, he arrived on set thinking that he would be a background character with no lines. He was then told to improvise a scene—and he crushed it. That gave him the confidence to move forward as professional actor.
“[I] told my brother about [that] whole situation and after he passed away, I decided I wanted to fulfill the dream he and I had for myself—to come to L.A. and pursue this acting thing for real,” he says. READ MORE essence.com
Created by and starring Issa Rae, this comedy series looks at the friendship of two modern-day black women, as well as all of their uncomfortable experiences and racy tribulations. As they navigate the tricky professional and personal terrain of Los Angeles, best friends Issa (Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) face the challenges of being black women who defy all stereotypes.