I was perusing my usual blogs favs and came across a post about this film on Afrobella's site. Comedian Chris Rock has done a documentary about black folks and hair which has peeked alot of folks (natural heads) interest, including my own. Here is a description of the film.
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.
In all honesty, I wonder if he has done this topic justice. (This is how I feel about it.) I do want to see the film and I do like Chris Rock, however, as he is a comedian I'm a bit concerned about his delivery on this topic. Part of me wonders if he talked to some non-celebrity "natural heads". Just curious. If anyone has seen this, please share your opinion/review on this film.