Bad Hair is a 2020 American satirical comedy horror thriller film film written, directed, and produced by Justin Simien. The film stars Elle Lorraine, Jay Pharoah, Lena Waithe, Kelly Rowland, Laverne Cox, Chanté Adams, James Van Der Beek, Usher Raymond IV, Blair Underwood, and Vanessa Williams.
In 1989, Anna 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, the current head of programming, is ousted by the station's owner, Grant Madison, and replaced with former supermodel Zora. 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 gives Anna a pink bottle of hair product and tells her never to let the weave get wet.
|editor||Kelly Matsumoto Phillip J. Bartell|
|genre||comedy horror thriller|
|keywords||african american african american slave lore afro-textured hair artificial hair integrations black studies crush hair salon horrify kill live music moving on music video possess read slavery in the united states trap vj vjs weave|
|producer||Angel Lopez Eddie Vaisman Julia Lebedev Justin Simien|