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In 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

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Young Anna
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Young Linda
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Anna Bludso
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Male NV6 Exec.
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RMV VJ
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Grant Madison
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Brook-Lynne
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Sista Soul
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Julius
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Rosalyn (as Ashley Blaine Featherson)
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Edna
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Zora
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Block Producer
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Sandra
Jamila Glass ...
Back-Up Dancer #1
Brooke Shepherd ...
Back-Up Dancer #2
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Germane D. (as Usher Raymond IV)
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Sheryl (as Dahéli Hall)
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Amos Bludso
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Maxine Bludso
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Linda Bludso
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Kieren Johnson
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Coral
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Aisha
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Denise
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Virgie
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Baxter Tannen
Raymond Ejiofor ...
Fella #1 (as Raymond Eljiofor)
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Fella #2
Calvin Tolbert Jr. ...
Fella #3
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Gina
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Reggie 'MC McCree' Watson
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Cynthia
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British RMV VJ
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Valet
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Weaved Woman
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Reporter
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Africa
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Katia (uncredited)
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America (uncredited)
Kara C. Roberts ...
Office Assistant (uncredited)
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Record Company Executive (uncredited)

Directed by

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Justin Simien

Written by

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Justin Simien ... (written by)

Produced by

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Julia Lebedev ... producer (p.g.a.)
Leonid Lebedev ... executive producer
Angel Lopez ... producer (p.g.a.)
Oren Moverman ... executive producer
Alex G. Scott ... executive producer
Justin Simien ... producer
Eddie Vaisman ... producer (p.g.a.)

Music by

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Kris Bowers

Cinematography by

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Topher Osborn

Film Editing by

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Phillip J. Bartell
Kelly Matsumoto

Editorial Department

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Martin Apelbaum ... assistant editor
Pete Beaudreau ... additional editor
Andrea Chlebak ... digital intermediate colorist
Leeza Diott ... dailies manager: post production
Chris Dold ... assistant editor
Vanessa Galvez ... finishing producer
Mark Gasparo ... assistant editor
Lily Henry ... assistant colorist
Tabia J. Johnson ... post-production assistant
Thomas Kuo ... dailies film scanner
Meghan L. Noble ... additional editor
Andre Rivas ... assistant colorist
Ray Ruotolo ... digital intermediate editor
Andrew Saulf ... additional editor
John St. Laurent ... colorist: dailies
Kelsea Williams ... post finishing assistant producer

Casting By

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Carmen Cuba

Production Design by

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Scott Kuzio

Art Direction by

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Alex Gaines

Set Decoration by

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Tamar Barnoon

Costume Design by

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Ceci

Makeup Department

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Shian S. Banks ... hair stylist
Bryan Christensen ... makeup effects production coordinator
Brianna Gardner ... makeup effects crew: Alterian
Tony Gardner ... makeup effects department head / makeup effects designer
Eric Harris ... special makeup effects artist
Naima Jamal ... makeup artist
Stacey Morris ... hair stylist: Usher Raymond IV & Jay Pharoah
Terrell Mullin ... key makeup artist
Meghan Reilly ... makeup effects crew: Alterian
Kellie Robinson ... makeup department head
Yvette Shelton ... hair stylist
Mark Viniello ... makeup effects crew: Alterian
Nikki Wright ... hair department head
Tai Young ... makeup artist (as Tai Young Jackson)

Production Management

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Nancy Kirhoffer ... post-production supervisor
Alex G. Scott ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fernando Altschul ... first assistant director
Joe May ... assistant director / second assistant director
Arthur Williams ... second second assistant director
Ken C. Wu ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Bob Elder ... set dresser
Larry Filion ... on-set dresser
Timothy Stuart Hildebrandt ... Lead Man
Nikki Kornblith ... prop production assistant
Anna Loesby ... assistant property master
Sharisse Petrossian ... art department coordinator
John Pullano ... set dresser
Karen Sori ... graphic designer
Robert St. Laurent ... assistant property master

Sound Department

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Angela Ang ... dialogue editor
Michael Babcock ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Bradford Bell ... mix technician
Keith Burhans ... stage engineer
Jason Patrick Collins ... boom operator
Greg Crawford ... adr mixer: Atlanta
Will Digby ... sound effects editor
José Antonio García ... sound mixer
David Giammarco ... re-recording mixer
Geraldo Gutierrez ... re-recording mix technician: Fx PreDubs
Catherine Harper ... foley artist
Jon Michaels ... adr supervisor / supervising sound editor
Jason Oliver ... adr mixer
Greg Ortiz ... Mix technician
Greg P. Russell ... re-recording mixer
Randy Singer ... foley mixer
Jake Zuckerberg ... stage engineer

Special Effects by

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Peter A. Chevako ... hair effects/puppeteer
Bryan Christensen ... puppeteer
Tony Gardner ... special effects puppeteer
Jeremy Hays ... special effects supervisor
James Isaacson ... special effects lab technician
Jonathan Kombrinck ... special effects foreman
Joaquin Ornelas ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Ron Crabb ... digital matte painter
Dan Schmit ... visual effects supervisor
Ian Shulman ... visual effects editor
Juan Alvarez ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw ... stunt coordinator
Angela Meryl ... stunt double: Vanessa Williams
Rose Sias ... stunt double: Lena Waithe
Keisha Tucker ... stunt double: Ashley Blaine Featherson

Camera and Electrical Department

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Levon Abrahamian ... Key Grip
Tyler Condreay ... Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Nicholas Deane ... b dolly grip
Orlando Duguay ... b camera/steadicam operator
Andrew Dumas ... remote head technician
Adrian Estrella ... a camera: dolly grip
Chris Ford ... lighting technician
Brian Freeman ... B Camera 2nd AC
Stephanie Hauser ... lighting technician
Rich Hawkinson ... First Assistant Camera: "A" Camera
Michael Herron ... video assist operator
Christine Hodinh ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jonathan Huggins ... lighting console programmer
Mel Kobran ... second assistant: "a" camera
Mikael Levin ... A camera operator
Inga Mitinyan ... rigging electrician
Fernando Nevarez ... grip
Marlow Nunez ... Rigging Key Grip
Alex Ojeda ... Rigging Best Boy Electric
J.C. Spike Osorio ... Rigging Gaffer
Silas Robinson ... Rigging Electrician
Theodore Rysz III ... chief lighting technician
Lucas Staley ... Rigging grip
Rachel Wiederhoeft ... film loader
Bradley Everett Wilson ... camera supporter
Tobin Yelland ... still photographer

Casting Department

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Helen Geier ... casting associate
Erin Rose Kelly ... casting assistant
Ashley Lambert ... adr voice casting
Dixie Webster ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Bleu Borkowski ... set costumer
Jessica Tyger Davis ... costumer
Andrea Monroe ... costume supervisor
Liza Montoya ... assistant costume designer
Tara Sanovich ... key costumer
Erika D. Williams ... set costumer
Terrell Woodard ... costumer

Location Management

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Christina Conway ... assistant location manager
Taylor Florio ... key assistant location manager
Adam Keller ... key assistant location manager
Tom Lackey ... location consultant la
Jesse Lorber ... location manager
Jonny Ramos ... assistant location manager
Anthony Rizza ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Sean Barrett ... orchestrator
Drew Bayers ... music clearance
Brian Bender ... Score Mixer
Pierre Charles ... technical score assistant
Brad Haehnel ... music recording
Khamani Hagood ... Assistant to Composer
Kelci Hahn ... Singer
Jessica Harrison ... music editor
Benjamin Hoff ... orchestrator
Stephen Kaye ... Score Mixer
Sarah Maniquis-Garrisi ... music clearance
Jasper Randall ... choir conductor / choir contractor
Morgan Rhodes ... music supervisor
Peter Rotter ... music coordinator/conductor
Ro Rowan ... cello
Bryce Schmidt ... Trumpet
Anna Schubert ... singer
Jacob Shrum ... assistant orchestrator
Jamie Thierman ... orchestrator
Suzanne Waters ... singer: small ensemble
Max Wrightson ... Score Producer
Andrea Zomorodian ... singer

Script and Continuity Department

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Jessica Jordan ... Pickups
Hallie Overman ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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David Christenson ... transportation captain
L. Chip Crosby Jr. ... driver
Logan Sigston ... picture car coordinator
Stefanie Zoric ... driver

Additional Crew

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Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Iah Bearden-Vrai ... Production Assistant
Morgan Treven Bedwell ... Property Master
Brittney Brunelle ... assistant: J. Lebedev
Kyma Collins ... Stand-In
Michael Day ... First Assistant Accountant
Jamila Glass ... choreographer
Lieve Jansen ... completion guarantor
April Mabry ... second assistant accountant
Danny Morlock ... production assistant
Gregory Nomura ... production assistant
Ayesha Orange ... assistant choreographer
Joanne Ramos ... assistant production coordinator
Daniel Rbibo ... insurance services
Emily LaRene Roberts ... additional assistant accountant
Liv Roush ... production coordinator
Jordan Schulz ... behind the scenes dp
Holly McGreevy Scott ... production accountant
Meagan Sevier ... rights & clearances
Willie Trieger ... assistant: E. Vaisman
Vishnu Vallabhaneni ... assistant: J. Simien
Debbie Von Arx ... production legal counsel

Thanks

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Mark Ankner ... special thanks
Brendan Logan ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

During the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989, an ambitious young woman from Compton, L.A. aspires to become a VJ but is told she doesn't have the right hair, the right face, or the right skin color to succeed in the image obsessed world of music television. She strikes a Faustian bargain with the new head of a music network who tells her to get a weave, but this new hairstyle turns out to be anything but easy to maintain. Written by .slashfilm.com

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Also Known As
  • Waschen, Schneiden, Töten (Germany)
  • Bad Hair - Waschen, schneiden, töten (Germany)
  • Мои волосы хотят убивать (Russia)
  • Untitled Justin Simien Project
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Runtime
  • 102 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Vanessa Williams and Usher previously co-starred in the drama Light It Up (1999). See more »
Movie Connections References Friday the 13th (1980). See more »
Soundtracks I'm Your Puppet See more »

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