The First Trailer For Bad Hair On Hulu Just Dropped And It’s Interesting

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Yesterday I had the chance to watch the first trailer for the thriller Bad Hair on Hulu and my first thought was, “That’s Interesting”.

Here’s the thing, I am not really one for scary type films even in a comedic format so I already have my own personal reservations.

However, the fact that they wrote a story around a literal “killer weave” is enough to be intriguing.

The opening line is pretty familiar to most of us who have sat down in a chair with a stylist who is unfamiliar with our hair: “You’re not tender-headed, are you?”

According to Glamour magazine, the whole point of Justin Simeon’s new horror-comedy is to send a chill up your spine as you watch what it takes to fit society’s idea of beauty.

The new teaser includes familiar faces like Lena Waithe, Kelly Rowland, James Van Der Beek, and Usher.

It starts by showing Anna (Insecure’s Elle Lorraine), an ambitious woman who wants to get ahead in music TV, crying as her hairdresser (Laverne Cox) tightly braids her hair before putting in a weave.

It then cuts to lines about a woman’s hair being “her most prized possession” and criticism that Anna can’t bear to see her natural self.

Nothing good comes after that. There’s a wounded scalp, hair so sharp that it draws blood, and several scenes indicating the film will include plenty of horror elements. In other words, she’s literally wearing a killer weave.

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The reality is that even though the movie is set in 1989 Los Angeles, the plotline remains relevant. Anna feels pressure to get a weave after a retired supermodel (aptly played by Vanessa Williams) becomes her boss.

Only recently, laws began being passed to ban discrimination because of a person’s natural hair.

That’s why it’s no surprise that the response to the trailer has been mostly positive. It’s clear Black women can relate to the long-in-play notion that straighter hair is “good hair” and coarser hair is “bad hair.”

Bad Hair According to Twitter

One fan tweeted, “Kind of upset that I have to wait until October to watch this. It looks amazing.” Another wrote, “THIS LOOKS SO DAMN GOOD.”

It’s already (rightfully) being compared to Jordan Peele’s, Get Out, which also looks at racism through a satirical lens.

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The film most definitely has “Get Out” vibes as one twitter user noted, but with a salon chair and some weave. I definitely agree with others that after watching I immediately had to touch and feel my scalp.

I can see this doing well for Hulu when it finally premieres on Hulu on October 23. Watch the trailer Bad Hair On Hulu below and tell us what you think.


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