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The Netflix romantic-comedy, out on the streaming service Sept. 21, centers on one woman as she finds her identity through her journey with her hair.
Violet began relaxing her hair at a young age and strives for perfection around the clock. She seemingly has it all — a doting boyfriend, a successful career — until her life appears to crumble all at once.
“I’ve worked so hard to be perfect, and it still isn’t enough,” Violet cries in the trailer, released Thursday.
After struggling with her hair, Violet opts to shave it off in a moment of frustration and begins to wear her hair naturally — something black actresses like Lupita Nyong’o and Atlanta star Zazie Beetz have spoken up about.
Ricky Whittle, Lyriq Bent, Ernie Hudson and Lynn Whitfield costar in the film, directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour (Mary Shelley, Wadjda).
Adam Brooks and Cee Marcellus adapted the story from Trisha R. Thomas’ best-selling novel of the same name.
Marc Platt, Tracey Bing, Jared LeBoff and Lathan produced.
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