Back in October, we ecstatically reported that “Scandal” creator, Shonda Rhimes and “Awkward Black Girl” visionary, Issa Rae would be joining forces to create a new half-hour sitcom for ABC entitled, “I Hate L.A. Dudes”. In a recent interview with Sister 2 Sister, Issa opened up about the plot of the sitcom, how the show relates to her real life and why she can’t date men from Los Angeles. Check out what our girl had to say.
On the basis for the show:
“The show will center around people dating from L.A. and about a girl who isn’t from L.A. and her new experiences in L.A. So it’s really L.A. centered, but it’s really about the universal differences between men and women.”
On how much of the show is based on her real life:
“It’s only autobiographical in the sense that I do hate L.A. men, so sorry, y’all suck. But, I think that’s the extent of it. There will be some of my experiences sprinkled in here and there, but for the most part it’s just my worst nightmare of dating.”
On her beef with L.A. men:
“What isn’t wrong with L.A. men? A lot of L.A. men are very, very into themselves. They love fashion. They treat women horribly because a lot of women let them treat them horribly. There’s just a vicious cycle of L.A.-ness. You know, a lot of them still live at home, don’t have cars, are kind of superficial. At the end of the day, I still love them. I have a lot of L.A. male friends, but they gotta do better.”
Hilarious! It’s hard not to love Issa. She’s definitely earned the title of “friend in my head”. Don’t judge me, I bet you have a few of those, too.
Check out footage from Issa’s interview on the following page. Will you be watching “I Hate L.A. Dudes” when it airs?