‘Insecure’ HBO Season 2 Casting Contest Launched With #InsecureOnSetContest Hashtag [Video]
The HBO show Insecure has set black Twitter on fire Sunday nights at 10:30 p.m. The first season of Insecure consists of eight episodes, according to HBO. Each of the episodes is titled with an “as f***” emotion or verb; HBO tapped into that theme by noting that Insecure is excited “as f***” for Season 2 of the show to begin filming. Issa Rae famously gained attention as a YouTube star known to her fans as the “Awkward Black Girl” who won legions of subscribers with her misadventures at work and in her love life.
Now that HBO has confirmed that Rae’s half-hour comedy will indeed be returning for a second season, they have placed the following Season 1 episode on their website for fans to get a sample — at least those who aren’t already in love with Insecure and Issa. They’ve also launched the “My Bathroom Mirror” contest, which taps into the creativity of Insecure fans to get a chance to gain entry into the entertainment industry. Insecure is looking for people who make videos with their best friends to join the contest that will bring the two friends to Los Angeles to work together.
Warning: The following Insecure episode contains language that might be offensive to some viewers.
The details of the contest explain that those who want to enter should use Instagram in order to take a shot at making it to Hollywood.
“The winners of the #InsecureOnSetContest will each receive one on-set position. This isn’t a quick trip to L.A. This is a legitimate, two-month position for an applicant ready to work hard. You’ll receive a stipend to help with housing and jumpstart your Los Angeles lifestyle. Best of all, you’ll be interacting with the team that brings the series to life, working on the same set as your favorite on-screen characters.
“Create a video featuring you and your friend (just the two of you!) — and share why you’d each be an asset to the Insecure team. You only have 30 seconds to both make your case, so make it count. Sell yourself as creatively as you’d like. Upload your submission to Instagram; tag @InsecureHBO and use #InsecureOnSetContest.”
Further details of the contest explain that entrants will be judged on how creative and passionate they are when making their videos. The Insecure contest runs from November 22 to December 13, ending at 8 p.m. ET that day. The contest rules for those who want to join the on-set happenings of Insecure explain more about when the winners can expect to travel to Los Angeles, as well as further details.
Tips including wearing shirts with solid colors that don’t have brands showing other than those related to HBO. Contest entrants also should not share too much info about themselves during the public submission process — such as not listing their full names, addresses, etc.
As seen in the photo above, Melina Matsoukas and Prentice Penny sat with Issa Rae as Insecure panelists at the HBO Television Critics Association press junket earlier in the year.
As of Sunday, 777 entries to the contest using the #InsecureOnSetContest hashtag had been uploaded to Instagram. Some of the entries have received hundreds of views — and featured entertaining routines from best friends that ran the gamut of situations. One video displayed a pair of female best friends showing off their intelligence as well as their dancing skills, and a bunch of humor. Another popular contest entry video showed a male and female comparing their lives together now (wherein the man doesn’t mind pooping in front of his lady) to two years prior, during their dating stage.
The Insecure second season contest will likely continue to draw plenty of video entries prior to the deadline for the beloved show.
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