What to Watch This Weekend, From Issa Rae’s New Comedy to the Return of Nathan Fielder

Ready to settle down with a good movie or TV show as the week rolls to a close, and the summer heat sets in? If you’re looking for a trip to the theater—and fancy something a little offbeat—check out the actor and first-time director Nana Mensah’s charming comedy-drama Queen of Glory, which follows a Ghanaian-American graduate student as she navigates the death of her mother (and the Christian bookstore she left behind). Elsewhere, Issa Rae makes her return to TV via HBO’s playful Rap Sh!t, starring Aida Osman and KaMillion as friends and struggling female rappers on the come-up in Miami. Finally, if you like your comedy a little more biting (and very cringe-inducing), the king of the pitch-black docu-comedy, Nathan Fielder, is back with The Rehearsal.

Here, find Vogue’s picks for what to watch this weekend, whether on a Saturday night out at the movies, or for a few laughs on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Rap Sh!t

Aida Osman and KaMillion in Rap Sh!t.Photo: Alicia Vera / HBO Max

Just six months after the conclusion of Issa Rae’s groundbreaking, award-winning hit Insecure, the writer and comedian is back with a new project. “[No] spoilers here—but the show is great, not only for its quick comedy but also the seriousness (and topicality) of its lensing and layering,” wrote Vogue’s Nick Remsen last week. “Rap Sh!t is about gender dynamics, relationships, cash, bodies, fame, and power; there are double standards, false starts, family conflicts, romance roadblocks, friendship squabbles, and questions of what to put on social media.” Ultimately, he adds, Rap Sh!t “feels like a declaration: that there is space for Black female artists to create, so don’t just accept them. Celebrate them.”

Rap Sh!t is streaming now on HBO Max.

Queen of Glory

Photo: Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

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