Sunday, October 4, 2009

Chris Rock's Good Hair Opens October 9

Chris Rock appeared on the Oprah Show last week promoting his new documentary Good Hair, which examines the lengths black women go to to keep their hair looking more like the hair of Europeans. He's said he decided to do the documentary, which opens October 9, after a conversation with his little girl who appeared to have some hang-ups about not having long, straight hair.

On the same Oprah show, Beyonce Knowles's sister Solange also appeared, saying that their mother, a beautician, taught her daughters to not use the term "good hair." That all healthy hair is good hair. Read more at the African-American Books Examiner. The piece includes a list of books on the topic of "good hair" or black hair care. Rock's film opens October 9.


msladyDeborah said...

I plan to see this particular film. I am interested in seeing how Chris approaches the subject of "good hair". It is probably going to generate a lot of conversation and the traditional battles between the natural hairstyle folks and the relaxed and weave wearers.

There is this really dynamic documentary on You Tube that deals with the subject of the battle between Black Hair Suppliers and the Korean Hair Suppliers. I learned about it via a link in the comment section of Happy Nappy Head. I think that women who spend a lot of their hard earned money on their hair should check this film out. I was pretty surprised at how much of the community's income goes to the Korean suppliers. The other ironic fact about this particular video is the producer of the film. He is a White male. I found it to be well balanced and oh so informative. If you're interested hit me up via e-mail and I'll try to find it for you. It definitely is worth watching.

Vérité Parlant said...

Thanks for the Happy Nappy Head. I'm going to add it as a link on the Examiner post, I think.