Monday, 4 April 2011

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

I've got to admit at school I felt very much like a square peg in a round hole. While all my female classmates were fussing over clothes, make up and boys I was more interested in books and IT. I was also very shy and socially awkward which made school a bit of a chore. Still the good thing about this is that I blossomed in my late 20s and early 30s and now I am the kick ass diva that you all know and love. Looking back I realise that I was not alone and around the globe there were lots of quirky Black girls and guys who did not fit the status quo. So I was very intrigued where I came across a series called The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The web series is the tale of Issa Rae who is making her way through life, work and love. Isaa is a quirky character who we get to see muddling through the awkward moments in her life and dealing with the insecure, stupid and angry thoughts that go on in her head. We also see her getting into mishaps while driving her car and also dealing with annoying colleagues at work. Issa is an actress and film-maker who came up with the idea two years ago as an outlet to share her own awkward moments after realising that these moments were not just unique to her but universal.
Face it we don't see many of these characters on the screen and with the likes of Pharrell Williams and Kanye West waving the flag for Geek Chic hopefully they will become more mainstream.

Check out the trailer above and the first episode below.

You can watch The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl here.

4 cool comments:

Moni @ CL Journal said...

I have never seen this but I was in this house CRACKING UP!! OMG, this should be on TV, I love it.

Going to YouTube to subscribe to this right now!

Thanks for the heads up! : )

Cassandra L said...

This is actually really good! I enjoyed it!

Emma Jane Davies said...

Hi Ronke,

I was reading your blog today in particular a post about Corinne Day you wrote about. In this post in the comments you mentioned you had a copy of Corinne Day Diary, the documentary by Mark Szaszy. I was wondering if you'd be willing to send me a copy of this. I have lost my copy recently and have been looking for the documentary everywhere and it isn't online. It was extremely important to me and I am willing to pay for a copy. I hope you don't think this is too forward, I just really need a copy! I hope you hear from you soon in regards to this. Thank you, Emma Davies (I am based in Manchester UK)

Ondo Lady said...

@Moni - It's hilarious isn't it?

@Cassandra - I love it as well.

@Emma Jane - I actually borrowed the documentary from a University. It was an arts University who run photography so if you have a local one then it might be worth you checking it out.