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BAD HAIR
2020, Hulu, 115 min, USA, Dir: Justin Simien

Set in L.A. in 1989, this instant cult classic combines sizzling satire with period-inspired psycho-thriller sensibilities to create something entirely fresh, effortlessly cool and thoroughly creepy. Anna Bludso (an incredible central performance by Elle Lorraine) is an executive assistant in the image-obsessed world of music television aspiring to become an on-air TV personality. When that opportunity arises, she must overcome fears born of literally scarring childhood relaxer perm trauma by trading in her natural look for a weave at the insistence of her new boss (Vanessa Williams). The gamble seemingly pays off with a new position of power and visibility, but Anna discovers that success may come at the cost of her sanity … and that her new hair may have a mind of its own. With an ensemble cast including Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe, Usher and Kelly Rowland. – Evrim Ersoy


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