Comedian Chris Rock has made hit films, performed for sold-out crowds and even hosted the Oscars but nothing could prepare him for his new film Good Hair, opening in limited release on October 9th. In this documentary, Rock takes a hard look at the lucrative African-American hair industry and the women it affects. We had an opportunity to speak exclusively with Chris Rock, Nia Long and Raven Symone about the funny new documentary and it's subject's ramifications on African-American culture. To watch our exclusive video interviews click on the video clips below.
An exposé of comic proportions that only Chris Rock could pull off, Good Hair visits beauty salons and hairstyling battles, scientific laboratories and Indian temples to explore the way hairstyles impact the activities, pocketbooks, sexual relationships, and self-esteem of the black community. Director Jeff Stilson follows Chris Rock on this raucous adventure prompted by Rock's 5-year old daughter approaching him, asking, "Daddy, how come I don't have good hair?" Celebrities such as Nia Long, Raven Symoné, Maya Angelou, Salt-n-Pepa 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. Also starring Ice-T, Eve, Paul Mooney, Meagan Good, KRS-One and T-Pain and directed by Jeff Stilson, Good Hair opens on October 9th in limited release.