I Love Awkward Black Girl

I can dance. I like my job (well, I work for myself so I BETTER!). And I don’t have an unrequited crush (unless you want to count my love for Idris Elba. I LOVE HE SO!). However, I still think I’m an awkward black girl (with skinny girl problems). I wasn’t always comfortable in my skin. I don’t think I REALLY dug who I was until college, so the awkward black girl struggle was real within me And this is why I LOVE Issa Rae, the Awkward Black Girl. I got introduced to her series a couple of weeks ago and I watched every episode she’d made in one sitting.

Issa Rae plays Awkward Black Girl, who goes by the name “J.” She works at some company with one racially ambiguous co-worker who says offensive shit all the time but gets away with it because he’s mixed with everything. She has a crush on this dude named Fred, who seems to send her mixed messages. And her office archnemesis is always on Fred’s steeze, trying to make her jealous. And her BFF is a cute little chick who works with her and is just as awkward, but less aware of her awkwardness. Cliff notes: this series rocks.

The first time I watched it, I straight up GUFFAWED! It was sooo funny. Watch this episode of J going to Fred’s birthday party. Chile…

I think what Issa Rae and crew are doing here is genius. And hilarious. And poignant. And relatable. They rock my socks, for realsies.

Oh and Awkward Black Girl is raising money to finance the show’s production. Issa Rae and her team are trying to raise $30,000 by August 11th. They’re almost halfway there so take a look at their Kickstarter fundraiser page. If you’re a fan, throw them a couple of coins if you can afford it. Nothing is too small. You can even donate $1.

So have you watched this series? Whatcha think? Did you cackle at Awkward Black Girl and Fred an’em?

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  1. crlsweetie912
    July 29, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I STALK youtube for new episodes….funniest I’ve seen in a LONG TIME! And her “angry raps”…..LMAO!

    • July 30, 2011 at 2:51 am

      No need to stalk – they’re out the 1st Thursday of the month 🙂

  2. eb
    July 29, 2011 at 7:13 am

    OH…..EM…..GEEEEEEE!!! I sat thru all the shows in one sitting!! My fave? The Stapler!!! Hands down I watched it like three times, tweeted the link to some peeps and watched it (literall) while driving! The opening rap on that vid followed with the “where’s my stapler?….hey guys, where’s my stapler? *looks around* *hops up* WHERE. The F*CK IS MY STAPLER!!!!!” I cry errtime! The anger management class was hilarious! I do look forward to seeing J and white J hang out though. Fred gone have to get his life together on his own time! OH! And baby voice Darius?? *flatlined* Issa’s face when communicating with him would’ve been the EXACT expressions I had! I soooooo look forward to more!

  3. July 29, 2011 at 7:41 am

    I’ve been on Issa Rae’s work since day one. You also gotta wach her stuff she did for “The Fly Guys”-The F Word. Talk about HEE-LARIOUS! OMG! But yeah..I def blogged about her as well. Totally relatable..I’m certainly awkward in every sense of the word 🙂

  4. July 29, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I found it yesterday through Afrobella and OMG. I sat there and watched every episode at once! I LOVE it, I was so sad when episode 6 ended and there was nothing else for me to look at. LOL they are great.

  5. Laik
    July 29, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Okay, you just introduced me to something. This show is life and she is ME!! They could have been following me around college with a camera for this show, lol. You alwayskeep us up to date on hotness (in addition to rachetness). Love ya Luvvie!!!

  6. July 29, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Why did Sandra have to be Kenyan? Why? That passport needs to be revoked.

  7. Whit
    July 29, 2011 at 9:37 am

    This series gives me LIFE!!! Clutch magazine put me on to ABG a few months ago and I STAY waiting for a new episode. Issa Rae is doing it!

  8. LB
    July 29, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Yer Most Awesomelynessis,
    Awwww …. Ms. Luvvie … now’s I e-Luv you more than ever!

    And how I could relate also.
    No, not on the Awkward Black Girl. But I’ve definitely been that “only YT-Boy” back there in the kitchen ‘cause the girlie’s won’t really talk to you more times than I’d admit to, lol.
    When he made the “Dy-NO-Mite” lame joke, I had flashbacks!
    And when she did the commentary on dancing with a lame-a** 2520-guy made her feel like she could really dance, I KNEW she was talkin’ ‘bout me!
    (Yes, I’ve also been totally used as the A/A male “Jealousy Bait” and dumped. But, no harm, no foul. I hold no grudges on that. It all adds to that thing called Life)

    My Friday is complete now! And I haven’t even gotten my run in, lol.

    You the Bestest Ms. Luvvie

    L “Nice stain on the dress!” B

    (PS: Awkward Black Girl is beautiful too)

  9. Dr. Kiti
    July 29, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    This was my whole everything! Right down to the awkward white dude and a very confuzzled Fred. Issa Rae lives in my head!

  10. Kim
    July 30, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I love EVERYTHING about ABG. I quote lines for no reason randomly. The other day, I went “I hope you burn in hell nigga, burn in burn in hell nigga” for absolutely NO reason.

    I hope she can get this on TV because this series is great.

    And I’m pulling for White Jay. You can get her, buddy!

  11. Aponda
    July 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Man. Baby Voice Darius cracks me up.

  12. Dee
    July 30, 2011 at 5:17 am

    OMG I read your blog often… I LOVE LUV LOVE this ABG series… I watched EVERY EPISODE at work today with earphones of course… HELLOOOO if you said it was funny I KNEW better than expose my co workers lol

    I LAUGHED TIL I CRIED…. thanks for making my day!!! I will definitely donate

    Dee in san Diego

  13. sincerelyalana
    July 31, 2011 at 3:07 am

    THANK YOU for introducing me to this, I scream laughed while watching every episode! This show is amazing.

  14. August 1, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Hey y’all Issa Rae is having a “Sneak Peek” Watch Party for the new episode! You can actually see it a day early, here’s the facebook invite if you are not on facebook (ROFLMAO) then go here

  15. Freedom
    August 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Not related to this post, but I am awaiting Fantasia’s sternly worded letter. Please don’t disappoint. Now back to our regularly scheduled lurking!

  16. FreedomLock
    August 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Not related to this post, but I am awaiting Fantasia’s sternly worded letter. Please don’t disappoint. Now back to our regularly scheduled lurking!

  17. lexi
    August 3, 2011 at 7:18 am

    luvvie it is because of you( your post about LA) that I’ve become a crazy youtuber for this webseries!!! it cracks me up!!! someone needs to pick this up!!! I <3 ABG!