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Issa Rae is not here for anyone’s biphobic nonsense

“Sometimes you live in a bubble. You live in a liberal bubble where you think that everyone is open, and in my eyes progressive in a way where there are so many human experiences, black experiences, gender experiences. There are so many stories to tell. The fear that a story like that would be told when it’s the story of so many other people is just absolutely ridiculous. The censorship and the idea that black men can’t be all things and still be black men is just absurd, it is.

Travon Free–the writer, the creator of the project–approached us with it. And he said [an] episode of Insecure was a first time that he had felt like his story was being told in a way. And that conversation reflected so much of his personal experience. We were looking for fresh voices and he pitched that, and it really excited me, because I’ve just never seen anything on TV like that. I’m just rooting for his show. Issa Rae talking to Deadline about the criticism surrounding her upcoming bisexual comedy series Him or Her.

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