While I'm glad a documentary discussing the politics of black hair exists, I don't think this one does a good job getting to the representation issues at the root of most black women's quest for straight hair. Furthermore, Chris Rock was mostly mocking women for the "ridiculous" lengths they go to in order to achieve and unnatural standard of beauty, and the film was coated in a glaze of bad, misogynistic jokes.
great analysis on a widely unspoken topic expressed in many different angles. "good" hair is both a rite of passage and derives from rites of personal devotion. i feel like the prejudice that is sometimes intertwined with unanswered curiosity finally dissolves after watching this movie as you realize that hair will never just be hair but represents and actualizes so much more.