When Justin Simiens approaching horror movie Bad Hair premiered at Sundance 2020, the facility guaranteed it was a hot-ticket screening: the developer and director of Dear White People had made a motion picture about wicked weaves. In the film, embeded in 1989, TV executive Anna (Elle Lorraine) wishes to succeed as a VJ, but her new employer (Vanessa Williams) dismisses her natural hairdo as behind-the-times, so Anna suffers through her first weave, at the hands of design maven Virgie (Orange Is the New Black breakout star Laverne Cox). From there, things go extremely poorly for Anna and her office.
In the movies very first trailer, Bad Hair plays more like straight scary than anything else. As Simien said when we talked to him about the movie at Sundance, the wild mashup of Korean hair-horror and Get Out-style social critique may feel odd, but its completely deliberate:
I enjoy movies when theres nothing else like them. We needed to get used to Brian De Palma. We needed to get used to Stanley Kubrick. We needed to get utilized to Roman Polanski– Im not entering into the horrific nature of his genuine life and politics. As filmmakers, white men make us utilized to the art they make. Part of it is, these things feel right in my soul, so Im going to blend them in the method that feels right to me. Dear White People was the same way.
Im shocked– I keep in mind Carrie in a different way from when I watch it when I rewatch some of my preferred motion pictures. Exact same with The Shining, and Body Snatchers, Dressed To Kill, The Wicker Man. They in fact have these extraordinary screwball-comedy moments, and sci-fi moments and camp, B-movie components. And they simply go together. Whats the unifying thing about them all? That director is consumed with all those things, so they simply put them in their movies. Thats why Vertigo is so brilliant, although nothing about it makes any fucking sense, or ought to work. Hitchcock was just really obsessed with those things. I simply wished to give myself the experience of following that. Especially when its like, “No ones attempted to do this before, and Im probably not supposed to do this.” Thats when Im like, “Okay, Im gon na do that.”
Bad Hair shows up to Hulu on October 23.
When Justin Simiens upcoming scary movie Bad Hair premiered at Sundance 2020, the property ensured it was a hot-ticket screening: the creator and director of Dear White People had actually made a movie about wicked weaves. In the motion pictures very first trailer, Bad Hair plays more like straight horror than anything else. As Simien said when we talked to him about the film at Sundance, the wild mashup of Korean hair-horror and Get Out-style social critique might feel odd, however its entirely deliberate:
That director is consumed with all those things, so they just put them in their motion pictures.