Justin Simien’s ‘Bad Hair’ Horror Gets Release Date

Written by on August 14, 2020

The trailer for Justin Simien’s second characteristic movie, Unhealthy Hair, has dropped, and the horror flick will hit Hulu on October 23.

The satirical horror, which first premiered on the Sundance Film Festival, follows Anna Bludso (performed by Elle Lorraine) who hopes to rise to the highest of a music video TV present that she works for. 

Nevertheless, her new boss, Zora,  (performed by Vanessa Williams) informs her that she might want to straighten her pure hair if she needs to make it in entrance of the digital camera. What Zora doesn’t know is that Anna had a traumatic expertise from a relaxer perm that burned her scalp throughout her childhood. 

“I hope I exploit this style that I’m completely in like to interrogate the system that’s obsessive about Black tradition however doesn’t give a f*ck about Black lives,” Simien said during a Q&A following the Sundance screening.

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Unhealthy Hair dives into the stigma Black girls face in the case of what the mainstream media defines as magnificence. 

“I hope I can use this style to interrogate a system that mines Black girls for his or her tradition, concepts, compassion, knowledge and perseverance however doesn’t give them sufficient choices to shine on this gentle,” he continued. 

The psychological thriller additionally stars Lena Waithe, Kelly Rowland, Jay Pharoah, Laverne Cox, Blair Underwood, Usher Raymond IV, and Chanté Adams.

Watch the Unhealthy Hair trailer beneath. 

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