If you're looking for more hair-centric horror after reading the latest installment of Let's Scare Bryan to Death (featuring an insightful look into Exte), then you'll want to mark October 23rd on your calendars, because that's when Justin Simien’s new movie Bad Hair will be released on Hulu, as promised in a tense new teaser trailer.
Press Release: Hulu dropped the teaser today for Justin Simien’s second feature film BAD HAIR which they will be releasing this October 23rd. In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.
The film stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek, and Usher Raymond.
BAD HAIR is written and directed by Justin Simien. Simien also serves as a producer alongside Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, and Eddie Vaisman. Executive Producers include Leonid Lebedev, Oren Moverman, and Alex G. Scott. The film is produced by Sight Unseen in association with Culture Machine.
Justin Simien on the inspiration for making the film: “In BAD HAIR I wanted to use the language of psychological thrillers and classics in the horror genre to interrogate how systems of white supremacy are often disguised as opportunities for Black people. I also wanted to showcase Black women in a genre that typically excludes them as well as celebrate the last black renaissance of the late 80’s and 90’s."