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July 26, 2014

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'Good Hair': Does Chris Rock Make Fun of Black Women in New Film?

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Chris Rock clowns around here with Nia Long, co-star of his new film, 'Good Hair.' But many black women feel the topic of this comic's documentary is no laughing matter. 'Good Hair' chronicles Rock's quest to understand expensive weaves, caustic relaxers and why black women go through such machinations for the sake of vanity.

Watch the 'Good Hair' Podcast now!



Watch the 'Good Hair' Podcast now!


Before the film hit theaters nationwide, women ranging from guests on 'Oprah' to users on the Black Voices boards became enraged at the prospect of people seeing a movie that displays African American hair secrets. Many went so far as to suggest that Rock is intentionally seeking to sully the image of the black female, which is already damaged. Some even stated that blacks should boycott the film.

Join the hot discussion on 'Good Hair' with the BV team. In the podcast video above, we touch on the pros and cons of 'Good Hair' with our resident film and hair bloggers, plus members of the Black Voices staff. Will you be seeing 'Good Hair'? Or are you with the vociferous crowd that has already said good riddance?

Leave your comments below and talk about it on the Black Voices boards!



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