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HBO’s ‘Insecure’ Starts Filming and ‘Like Cotton Twines’ Starring Jay Ellis Set To Premiere at LA Film Festival

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Jay Ellis instagrammed the pic with the caption ” we in here …… Day 1 #insecureHBO” today. Insecure, is the Issa Rae pilot for HBO detailing the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern-day African-American woman.

HBO’s ‘Insecure’ Starts Filming and ‘Like Cotton Twines’ Starring Jay Ellis Set To Premiere at LA Film Festival

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Micah Brown (Jay Ellis), an American volunteer who takes a teaching job in a remote Ghanaian village, has great expectations for his mother’s homeland. He is enthusiastic and eager to help his students fulfill their potential, especially Tuigi (Ophelia Klenam Dzidzornu), a bright 13-year-old girl. But Tuigi’s family must atone for a deadly accident committed by her father and, according to religious custom, Tuigi must abandon her education and be offered as a sex slave. Clinging to his Western moral senses, Micah pits himself in a battle against tribal culture and the state.
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Writer/director Leila Djansi’s feature is as ambitious as it is haunting, infuriating and ultimately hopeful. Courageous performances by Yvonne Okoro and Ophelia Dzijornu are certain to generate conversations that will continue well after the ending credits.
–Mark Maynard

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