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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Writer/Director Justin Simien (DEAR WHITE PEOPLE) Signs On for a Hair-Rising Horror Satire

None of that headline is actually me being facetious. It's true. Justin Simien, the writer/director behind both the TV and film versions of the race "satire" Dear White People, has signed on for what's also being pegged as a satire in the horror genre, BAD HAIR. (I use quotation marks around the word satire because I find nothing really satirical about blackface and black LGBT politics on college campuses. But, the media has apparently taken comfort in referring to it as such, so there's that). It seems to be about a young woman whose weave gets beyond her control...or something.

Read the synopsis:

Paralleling the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989, Bad Hair is a horror satire that follows an ambitious young woman who gets a weave in order to survive the image obsessed world of music television. Her professional success comes at a higher cost than anticipated, however, when she discovers her new hair may have a mind of its own. Filled with biting satirical commentary and genre bending thrills, Bad Hair marks both an evolution and departure for filmmaker Simien from his Dear White People film and television series.

Watch the teaser:





Yeah, I don't know. In this age of hair politics? We'll have to wait and see, I guess. 

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