"Bad Hair" is a 2020 American satirical comedy horror 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.

Here are "Bad Hair" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Bad Hair movie?

Hulu on Thursday, October 01, 2020 released the trailer for "Bad Hair" you can watch here:
Bad Hair - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original.

Plot summary

What is Bad Hair movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Bad Hair" movie plot summary.

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.


Who plays who in the Bad Hair movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Bad Hair" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Elle Lorraine  as Anna Bludso
Jay Pharoah  as Julius
Lena Waithe  as Brook-Lynne
Kelly Rowland  as Sandra
Vanessa Williams  as Zora Choice
Laverne Cox  as Virgie
James Van Der Beek  as Grant Madison
Blair Underwood  as Amos Bludso
Chanté Adams  as Linda Bludso
Zaria Kelley  as Young Anna
Judith Scott  as Edna
Ashley Blaine Featherson  as Rosalyn
Michelle Hurd  as Maxine Bludso
Moses Storm  as Male NV6 Exec.
Robin Thede  as Denise
Usher  as Germane D. (as Usher Raymond IV)
MC Lyte  as Coral
Steve Zissis  as Baxter Tannen
Nicole Byer  as Gina
Jon Gabrus  as Valet
Justin Simien  as Reggie 'MC McCree' Watson
Corinne Massiah  as Young Linda
Madeleine Byrne  as RMV VJ
Yaani King Mondschein  as Sista Soul
Tiffany Black  as Block Producer
Jamila Glass  as Back-Up Dancer #1
Brooke Shepherd  as Back-Up Dancer #2
Daheli Hall  as Sheryl (as Dahéli Hall)
DeRon Horton  as Kieren Johnson
Courtney Sauls  as Aisha
Raymond Ejiofor  as Fella #1 (as Raymond Eljiofor)
Sammye Alix  as Fella #2
Calvin Tolbert Jr.  as Fella #3
Joy Sunday  as Cynthia
Piers Stubbs  as British RMV VJ
LaFaye Baker  as Weaved Woman
Nataliz Jimenez  as Reporter
Alex Marshall-Brown  as Africa

Release date

When is Bad Hair movie release date?

"Bad Hair" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 23, 2020 (Sundance) and on October 16, 2020 (United States) distributing by Hulu, Neon and Picturehouse Entertainment.


What are Bad Hair filming details?

The duration of the film is 102 minutes. The film's budget is $8.9 million.


What are critics and audiences saying about Bad Hair movie?

"Bad Hair" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 64/100.

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