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Chris Rock Presents Good Hair

August 22, 2009
Prompted by his daughter Lola’s question Daddy why don’t I have good hair, Chris Rock produced and wrote the film, GOOD HAIR to highlight the true definition of black women’s hair within the black community.
Celeb fan favorite to Feels Good 2 B Home and hip-hop video dancer Celestina also made a guest cameo in the film as you can see in the photo below. http://www.myspace.com/celestinalive
<blockquote>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.
I’m definitely interested in learning what Chris Rock discovered about relaxer and the maintanance of Indian hair.
Here’s a quick look at FG2BH vixen’s hairstyles from Alek Wek to Iman:
Photos: Slow TV/Wireimage/Getty/Google

Prompted by his daughter Lola’s question Daddy why don’t I have good hair, Chris Rock produced and wrote the film, GOOD HAIR, to seek out the true definition of black women’s hair within the black community.

Celeb fan favorite to Feels Good 2 B Home and hip-hop video dancer Celestina also made a guest cameo in the film as you can see in the photo below.

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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.

I’m definitely interested in learning what Chris Rock discovered about relaxer’s chemicals,  what every black girl feel about their hair, where his daughter Lola got the idea of ‘good hair’,  and the price of Indian-made human hair. I honestly laughed at Rev. Al Sharpton’s reply in the trailer.

Here’s a quick look at various FG2BH vixen’s hairstyles from Alek Wek, Liya Kebede, Iman, Lisa Izibor, Estelle, Korto Momlu, Sophie Okonedo, Thandie Newton, Oluchi, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Carmen Ejogo, and Sade.

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Photos: Slow TV/Wireimage/Getty/ARISE/Google

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. itzjustdee permalink
    August 22, 2009 8:54 pm

    i am so excited to see this film!

  2. 2bchoopla permalink*
    August 24, 2009 1:46 am

    Dee I’m too looking forward to this film. I’m curious to see how Chris with his comedy background would inspire those with maintaining black hair.

  3. valbk permalink
    August 24, 2009 10:57 pm

    I adore Carmen Ejogo. And its about time someone discussed this issue correctly, cos Tyra didnt do it at all.

  4. 2bchoopla permalink*
    August 29, 2009 3:18 am

    I don’t know if Tyra’s love for lace front wigs would let it happen naturally!

    Carmen Ejogo is FIERCE!

  5. Victor Croswell permalink
    May 6, 2010 3:04 pm

    What were the names and photos of the hair stylists in the movie.

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