“I couldn’t be more excited for “Hair Love” to be playing with “The Angry Birds Movie 2” in front of a wide audience and for the world to see our touching story about a Black father trying to figure out how to do his daughter’s hair for the very first time.”We’ll admit: we didn’t have plans to see “Angry Birds 2” in theaters before we knew about this.
But now, you might just see us on opening night, standing in line for the movie right next to our fathers!
We’ve all seen the genre of viral videos where fathers struggle to part, brush, braid and secure their daughters’ hair–obviously not previously aware of all the labor that goes into daily hair upkeep.
Even celebrities have gotten in on the trend with men like Alexis Ohanian, husband to Serena Williams, joining “Natural Hair” groups on Facebook to learn more about their children’s According to Cherry, the short, titled “Hair Love” is about a Black father (who has locs himself) who does his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Not to mention, it will provide Black children with their own images reflected back to them–something many of them haven’t seen before.
Not to mention, the security of a theatrical release has made “Hair Love” officially eligible for an Academy Award nomination.
“You know how guys are, a lot of times we’re hard-headed and we think we can figure everything out by ourselves without asking for help,” said Cherry during an interview.
“[The father in the short] thinks it’s going to be an easy task but he soon finds out her hair has a mind of its own”.
“To see this project go from a Kickstarter campaign to the big screen is truly a dream come true,” he said in a press statement.
Williams was saying that he didn’t deliver during his performance with the Medellin For someone who loves to stir the pot and act like a know it all, you really dropped the ball here. The theme for the event was “Camp” and Maluma definitely slayed the challenge, showing up in a sparkly patterned Moschino suit. Which left people, including us, completely puzzled.
She needs to make sure she and her team do some research before they try dragging people on air. This blatant disregard of one of reggaeton’s greatest icons is an absolute slap in the face.
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