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Witches' Brew: Brewchies at the Movies: Chris Rock's "Good Hair" ......

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Brewchies at the Movies: Chris Rock's "Good Hair" ......

Black women DO NOT play when it comes to their hair, no way, no how! In this documentary Chris talks to some of your favorite celebrity Negro women, Nia "take you ass to acting school Beyonce" Long, Meagan Good, Lauren London, Raven Simone, Melissa Ford and many others about the seriousness of the "hair" issue, perm or no perm (the creamy crack), weaves and the big business of selling and buying human hair.


"When Chris Rock’s daughter, Lola, came up to him crying and asked, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” the bewildered comic committed himself to search the ends of the earth and the depths of black culture to find out who had put that question into his little girl's head! Director Jeff Stilson’s camera followed the funnyman, and the result is Good Hair, a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about African American hair culture.An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits hair salons and styling battles, scientific laboratories, and Indian temples to explore the way black hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of black people. Celebrities such as Ice-T, Kerry Washington, Nia Long, Paul Mooney, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, and Reverend Al Sharpton all candidly offer their stories and observations to Rock while he struggles with the task of figuring out how to respond to his daughter’s question. What he discovers is that black hair is a big business that doesn’t always benefit the black community and little Lola’s question might well be bigger than his ability to convince her that the stuff on top of her head is nowhere near as important as what is inside. "

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At Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 4:03:00 PM EDT , Blogger Aron Ranen said...

Please check out my documentary free on youtube

BLACK is about the Korean Take-over of the Black Hair biz
Can it be taken back?

330, 000 views so far

At Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at 7:18:00 AM EDT , Blogger MK said...

I checked out the trailer and it's definitely something worth checking out and you know Chris had to bring a little comic relief to the situation.


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