This is a very real aspect of depression that often goes over-looked in TV depictions, but Insecure made a very conscious decision to show it in DuBois' beauty looks. "A lot of women can actually relate to is something minor that can be very indicative to them falling apart," said Seales. "A lot of times it'd be those little things you just know are like she's together."
To make the whole thing even more real, Rea and Penny didn't have her friends notice these minor changes in DuBois' appearance. "That was another factor, too, because, yes, Tiffany is going through this thing, but we also wanted it to serve as a metaphor for her actual friends missing out, like her actual friends aren't noticing that she's falling apart and that is also indicative of the friendship that they have with each other,"said Rae. "They're not seeing one another."
Not only is this topic rarely discussed on TV, but its even more seldomly discussed within the scope of a Black woman's experience, making last night's episode even more important. "We got very meticulous about this because we wanted it to feel very real," said Penny.