Systemic Racism Examined in the Horror/ Comedy Film "Bad Hair"

The new Justin Simien film "Bad Hair" integrates comedy along with horror and social satire in it's telling of a young black woman's struggle to achieve upward mobility in an industry where racist societal norms of beauty are stacked against her. The most egregious feature not working in her favor? Her hair.


While the premise of a possessed hair weave might sound a little over the top, it is an allegorical representation of the challenge black women face in trying to conform to Corporate America's cookie-cutter version of beauty and elegance. Making sure to infuse enough comedy into the narrative is the thing, and in the hands of Justin Simien (Dear White People) and a cast that gets the joke, the comprehensive points are not overlooked either. Cast members Elle Lorraine, Lena Waithe and Kelly Rowland joined us on this #SeeHER segment to offer some insight to the story and to share some of their own experiences as African American women who struggle with their self image as a result of what is portrayed in the media as beautiful.

"We've only seen images that are represented of, are representations of beauty that look nothing like us so subconsciously we start to tell ourselves things." Elle Lorraine

So if you're in the mood for some Halloween scares, with a shot of humor and social message chaser, check out "Bad Hair" available for Streaming on Hulu tonight!


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Las Vegas Unveils New Gateway Arches

Move aside St. Louis...Las Vegas is stepping up their arch game!

Las Vegas has long been known as the home to bright stars and even brighter lights. As one of the entertainment capitols of the world, the Nevada city receives just shy of fifty million tourists each year.

Now the city has added yet another spectacle to take your breath away. "The Gateway Arches" is a new 80-foot structure that holds over 13,000 LED lights. The retro Las Vegas sign in the perfect backdrop for a vacation selfie as you visit the city. The arches even play music.

You can see them for yourself along the south end of the strip near vintage downtown Vegas. No matter what your plans are, it's a can't miss attraction on Las Vegas Boulevard.

The entertainment districts in the city took some big hits during the national shutdown due to COVID-19. Now the city is reopening and inviting visitors back into theaters.

The MGM Grand Las Vegas recently brought back multiple shows which had been on an indefinite hiatus since March. David Copperfield, Carrot Top, and more can be seen performing again in new spaced out performance spaces.

We can't wait to visit the arches ourselves when tourism is safe again!