Issa Rae Wants To Make A Gossip Girl For Black Teenagers

“This Gossip Girl is Black, Bitch.”

August 31, 2017

Issa Rae is busy with her own show Insecure but she has other ideas too. Speaking to the New Yorker about a fantasy TV show she'd like to see get made, Rae said she wants to see something like 90210 or Gossip Girl starring black kids.

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Lil' Richie is the main character in Rae's dream show. He's a rich teen who's tired of his upmarket lifestyle and wants to see what exists outside of the "access and excess." Another character, who hasn't got a name. is thirsty and "always on her ho shit." The only rule for characters in the prospective show is no "goodie-goodies."

Rae's show remains in her mind for now. However, last time Twitter got hold of an idea it ended up with Netflix reportedly commissioning a scammer movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o. Check out Rae's full pitch above, now.

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Issa Rae Wants To Make A Gossip Girl For Black Teenagers