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Here's How You Can Watch the Entire First Season of Issa Rae's 'Insecure' For Free

Issa Rae reveals a “cheat code” for how fans can watch the entire first season of her new HBO series ‘Insecure’ for free.

The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl creator Issa Rae’s Insecure is already four episodes in. While there’s been much reason to celebrate, including Nigerian-American comedian Yvonne Orji’s breakout role as Rae’s best friend, Molly, some fans of the original web series are frustrated about not being able to watch the new show, given that it’s on HBO.


But not to worry. Rae has a simple solution.

Speaking in a video posted over the weekend, Insecure’s creator and star revealed a "cheat code" of sorts in which fans can watch the entire first season, at the same time as everyone else, completely free.

“Some of ya’ll have been hitting me up on Twitter, Facebook, whatever, saying ‘I really wish I could watch your show, but I don’t HBO, I don’t have cable, I don’t have money….’,” the Senegalese writer and actor began. Instead of clapping back, Rae’s response showed a level of thoughtfulness essentially unheard of in the entertainment industry.

The “cheat code” is simple: download HBO Now—not HBO Go—right now, and you’ll get a one-month free trial. Which means you’ll have access to the first four episodes of season one and the next four episodes as they air each week. You’ll also have access to the rest of HBO’s catalogue.

Insecure airs Sundays at 10:30pm EST on HBO. Download HBO NOW and start your one-month free trial. For more, check out our interview with Rae’s co-star, the fast-rising Yvonne Orji.

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Cameroon's LGBT Community is Facing Increasing Persecution

A recent report by Human Rights Watch has highlighted, with tremendous concern, the increasing persecution being faced by the LGBT community in Cameroon.

There are significant concerns over human rights abuses in Cameroon, according to a report shared by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The campaign group has highlighted the rising persecution of members of the Cameroonian LGBT community which have been documented over the past few months. Security forces in the country have been accused of threatening, assaulting and arresting queer individuals.

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