Grab your edges folks, Dear White People director Justin Simien is getting ready to helm a horror flick and it’s all about, get this, a bad weave.
Per Deadline, the film titled Bad Hair, “will be both a love letter to black women and a critique of the cultural forces our society puts them through.”
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.
Simien will team with Sight Unseen, who also produced Dear White People, for the project. They’ve started a teaser website that will be developed over time as the movie takes shape.
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Meanwhile, in other hair raising news, Sanaa Lathan has been tapped to star in the new Netflix film Nappily Ever After.
Based on Trisha R. Thomas’ novel, the film follows a woman with a seemingly flawless life — a great job, a handsome boyfriend who’s a doctor, and a meticulously maintained coiffure. But after an accident at the hair salon, each of these things starts to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.
Halle Berry was slated to star and produce the film back in 2008, and even was willing to shave her head for the role. No word if Lathan is going to bald for the flick.