At the end of last season’s “Insecure,” many viewers wondered if Issa Dee, the character played by series creator Issa Rae, had lost her mind after cheating on her long-suffering boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis) — who then walked out on her.
“She didn’t know what she had,” says Ellis, sipping a gin cocktail at a downtown LA restaurant. There’s always someone new around the corner.” Besides its brazen portrayal of the war between the sexes, “Insecure” has flipped Hollywood’s stereotypical (and tedious) objectification of women by having the men do most of the undressing. Issa’s done something really cool with not gratuitously having women walking around buck-naked just for the sake of walking around buck naked.” To that end, Ellis, under the pretext that “Lawrence is training for a marathon this season,” has been running “three, four miles every other day.” He has shed “12 pounds, 13 pounds” in the process.
Wearing a baseball cap with the name of the show’s seedy apartment complex — The Dunes — sewn on the front, Ellis, 35, speaks candidly about the sexual politics that permeate the HBO comedy, now in its second season. When he signed on to do the show, Ellis knew there would be some nudity involved, but admits “there are days where I’m like, ‘Really? “I look very different on camera because of that,” he says.
We see Issa swiping away her loneliness on Tinder while Lawrence lets total strangers pick him up at the supermarket. Prior to “Insecure,” Ellis starred on BET’s “The Game” as Bryce Westbrook, the wide receiver draft pick from Stanford University, a character he describes as “super arrogant.” Ironically, Ellis says more guys come up to talk to him about Lawrence than the successful jock.
Growing up I routinely checked my horoscope and judged the sign of every girl I had a crush on. I was hoping Align would reinvigorate that interest and it did to some extent.
With compatibility descriptions below each potential match, I can learn important things like if my Leo moon would agree with her fire sign.
No it’s not Christmas, no it’s not the day you finally get your tax return back, it’s Leo season.
Leos are known for being fireworks among an army of plastic bags.
A lot of conversational intimacy can be created in a car, as can plenty of romance. If the “New York hello” is a middle finger, then the L. That was the biggest change I had to adjust to after moving to the East Coast. Go: Sunset Junction in Silverlake Park: Neighborhood street parking to the west of Sunset. Plus you can go for the less-pricey lunch menu, and if he turns out to be deadly dull you have the perfect alibi: “I gotta run, I have a meeting with CBS in 20 minutes.” Undefined hours also means we don’t have to stay out at the bars until 3 AM, because we’re usually off from work by 3 or 4 in the afternoon. East Coast people call themselves “assertive,” while West Coasters would label them as “aggressive”.So this, ladies and gentleman, is my farewell to the dating app world — and I’m going out with a bang.I have spent the past two days on 12 different dating apps and, needless to say, I have become a significantly weirder person.