‘Bad Hair’ Film Review: Justin Simien Puts Thoughtful Twists in a Creepy Horror Movie

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‘Bad Hair’ Film Review: Justin Simien Puts Thoughtful Twists in a Creepy Horror Movie
Many of us who have tried to dye, bleach, relax or chemically treat our hair at home may relate to the anxiety in the first scene of Justin Simien’s follow-up to “Dear White People,” “Bad Hair.” An older cousin tries to help her younger cousin relax her hair for the first time, but the little girl begins to complain that the product is burning her.

Like many first-time attempts, the experiment doesn’t go well, but this is just the start of many hair-related frights to come in the film, which had its world premiere on Thursday, the opening night of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.

After that initial scene, the film jumps ahead to 1989 Los Angeles. The little girl, Anna (Elle Lorraine), is now an aspiring TV producer in an industry that’s ruthless on black women and their hair. Under new management led by a former model, Zora
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