Comedian Chris Rock has created a love letter to his six-year-old daughter, but it is not the kind of letter you’re thinking of. The father of two has made a documentary film about African American hair culture which he says is “a love letter to all black women.”
Chris who became inspired to do the documentary film “Good Hair” after his daughter asked him Daddy, how come I don’t have ‘good’ [meaning Caucasian] hair?”, says that his documentary deals with “a lot of issues”.
On the surface, it seems like it’s not what I normally do, but when you watch the movie, it’s very political, and it deals with relationships. It deals with a lot of issues I would deal with in an HBO special, just in another way. What goes on in the movie most black people know about, maybe not to the extent that we covered it, but any white person who sees it is going to think, Wow, I had no idea.
Rock’s documentary debuted this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Click here to watch Chris Rock talk about why he decided to do the movie “Good Hair”.