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Dear White People’s Justin Simien is making a horror satire about an evil hair weave

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Dear White People director Justin Simien is getting back into making films, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that he’s currently developing a new horror satire about a woman whose hair weave turns out to be evil. Bad Hair will be Simien’s first film since his 2014 debut; in the meantime, he’s been working on the Dear White People TV show for Netflix.

Simien called the film—set in the late ’80s, and centered on a young black woman trying to break into the world of music television—“a love letter to black women and a critique of the cultural forces our society puts them through.” He also released a teaser announcement for the film today, showing fields of flowing black hair, set to a discordant and unsettling tone.

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