HBO’s hit series Insecure—about a young professional woman “living, loving, and fucking up“—returned Sunday night for Season 2. The show is just as much about regular black people living regular millennial lives as it is about depicting life in LA, and especially south Los Angeles.
Insecure is set in “an area that in classic TV and film has been portrayed as gang-ridden and violent,” the show’s creator and star, Issa Rae, said last year. “[South LA] is rich with culture and extremely diverse, and it’s something that we wanted to put in the best light,” she said.
Shot entirely in LA, the shownot only “excels at portraying flawed people who aren’t just oblivious jerks,” it excels at capturing life here without ever referencing green juice or yoga or aspiring actors. We shop at Rite Aid. We eat from taco trucks. We dump our unwanted couches on the street.
In the show, we get glimpses of Windsor Hills, View Park, Inglewood, Leimert Park, mostly through establishing shots of garden apartments, strip malls, and iconic spots such as Randy’s Donuts and the Forum. We’ve compiled some of the places in a handy map below. (If we missed any locations, let us know in the comments.)
We’ve also produced a slew of maps documenting filming locations for some of our other favorite TV shows and movies shot in LA: