As in prior years, season four of “Insecure” included a show-in-show. This year’s cast members may struggled to get along but they were united in their love for “Looking for LaToya,” a true crime series hosted by Rose Cranberry (Terri J. Vaughn).
The show functioned in part as comment on Issa Dee (Issa Rae) and Molly Carter’s (Yvonne Orji) crumbling friendship, but also contained a bigger message on the disparity in how black women who go missing are addressed by the police and the media.
During the series, investigative reporter Cranberry interviews the friends and family of Atlanta-born 26-year-old LaToya in an attempt to uncover her mysterious disappearance from a Red Lobster in Englewood, California, on July 23, 2019.
In a final episode aired after the series finale, Cranberry reunites LaToya with her parents. As it turns out, LaToya wasn’t lost but rather was on a Disney cruise where she was working as “the first black Ariel.” Adding to the happy ending, Cranberry and LaToya announced plans to launch a new series, “We Stay Looking,” themed on finding black girls.
Check out the the podcast along with the final episode below.