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Issa Rae On Her New Show and Hating LA Dudes

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Comedic actress Issa Rae, who is best known as the creator and star of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, is opening up about the pilot for her new TV show, I Hate LA Dudes.

The highly anticipated new show is a collaboration with Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes, and it’s name is no joke.

“I really do hate them,” says Rae in a recent interview with Vulture. “I hate the guys. I hate the mentality they have. Everyone’s so chillaxed, the way they speak and carry themselves. They’re very much laid-back in the sense that they feel like they don’t have to pursue you. Especially this generation, they don’t really court women anymore.”

Rae says the new show is about dating “in a way, but it’s still kind of with a twist.”

For fans wondering if Rae will star in Dudes, they’ll have to wait and see.

“It’s too soon to say,” says Rae. “I have no idea. Would I star in it… um, I didn’t write it for me. But I wouldn’t mind.”

The show hasn’t been cast yet, but Rae just wrapped season two of her Awkward Black Girl, so her schedule is free.

Are you looking forward to seeing the brainchild of Rhimes and Rae?

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