Issa Rae jokes about mannequin sex on ‘Insecure’ after TV clip goes viral

A viewer shared footage on TikTok of the latex human-doll being used during a kissing scene with actor Lawrence Saint-Victor.

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Producers of The Bold and The Beautiful are taking quite a creepy approach to filming intimate scenes while following safety protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis.  

A viewer shared footage on TikTok of a mannequin used in place of actress Kiara Barnes during a kissing scene with actor Lawrence Saint-Victor.

“The Bold and The Beautiful got their cast making out with mannequins during Covid,” the user wrote.

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Once the clip went viral, many Twitter users mocked the scene and had plenty of jokes, including Insecure creator/star Issa Rae. She retweeted the video with the caption, “Can’t wait to f—- some mannequins this season.”

Watch the scene via the clip below:

Barnes replied to Rae’s comment, writing, “Yoooo let me tell you how awkward this was to film.”

Bradley Bell, an executive producer on the show told the New York Times, “At first, we took out the love scenes, and the show was falling a little flat because we’re all about romance and family interactions,” he said. “One of the first ideas we had was to bring in mannequins for the intimate scenes and hospital scenes, and it’s working quite well — we’re shooting it from a great distance or in a way you can’t see the form is inanimate.”

According to reports, The Bold and the Beautiful have been shooting intimate scenes with mannequins since early this summer. 

In related news, Rae is set to make appearances during the Primetime Emmys awards show later this month. She joins already confirmed stars Anthony Anderson, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, J.J. Watt, Lena Waithe and Oprah Winfrey on the Sept. 20 show.

The 72nd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will  broadcast at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on Sept. 20 on ABC.

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