"Bad Hair" is a 2020 American satirical comedy horror thriller film directed by Justin Simien.
The starring cast includes Elle Lorraine, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Kelly Rowland, Vanessa Williams, Laverne Cox, James Van Der Beek, Blair Underwood, Chanté Adams, Zaria Kelley and others.
Hulu on Thursday, October 01, 2020 released the trailer:
Bad Hair - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.
In 1989, Anna (Elle Lorraine) is an assistant at Culture, a television station featuring Black music artists. Aspiring to move up in the industry, she is devastated when her mentor, Edna (Judith Scott), the current head of programming, is ousted by the station's owner, Grant Madison (James Van Der Beek), and replaced with former supermodel Zora (Vanessa Williams). Anna suggests her idea to expand the station's reach by diversifying the Culture VJs' style and showcase a live music video countdown show. Impressed, Zora takes her on as her assistant, but demands that Anna change from her natural Afro-textured hair to a weave to fit the station's new image. Zora gives her the address of her upscale hair salon, Virgie's. The process is painful, but Virgie (Laverne Cox) gives Anna a pink bottle of hair product and tells her never to let the weave get wet.
Anna's new hair helps her succeed, getting her noticed by an old work flame, Julius (Jay Pharoah). She expresses the desire to become host of the countdown. Despite the VJs' reluctance to change to a more commercial appearance, Anna convinces them to sport the new weaves. However, she begins to notice strange phenomena, such as the hair moving on its own, intense hunger pangs, and dreams of hair being cut on a plantation. When her drunk landlord, Mr. Tannen, attempts to rape her, Anna stabs him. The hair surges into the wound and drains Tannen of his blood, killing him. She is horrified. At a party, Zora asks cryptic questions about whether Anna is still using the hair product, leading her to suspect that Zora is similarly afflicted. She is confronted by Edna, who is disappointed by Anna selling out Culture's image and criticizes her weave as indicative of her lack of integrity. Anna is crushed when she learns that Zora has made herself host instead, and has been having an affair with Julius. When Anna later has sex with Julius, the hair possesses her, and she angrily stabs him. The hair feeds on his blood.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Bad Hair".
The film "Bad Hair" was scheduled to be released on January 23, 2020 (Sundance) and on October 16, 2020 (United States) by Hulu, Neon and Picturehouse Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 102 minutes. The film's budget is $8.9 million.
"Bad Hair" got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 64/100.
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IMDB: Bad Hair
Wikipedia: Bad Hair (2020 film)