The moment seemed almost too perfect. Issa Rae, the stunningly talented and glammed-up star of her own HBO series, walking onto the stage at the BET Awards looking nothing like the “awkward black girl” who made her a YouTube star. But before she could reach the microphone, Rae was introduced as . . . Yara Shahidi.
"The Real Issa Tries to Live With the Fake Issa. Her 'Insecure' Fans Are Watching." is from the July 20, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Geoff Edgers and narrated by Sam Scholl.