Chris Rock, On His New Movie About Black Women's Hairstyles

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Oct 12, 2009 10:17 AM
From an interview with the AV Club - a division of the jokester new service, The Onion:
ACV: What surprised you the most during the making of this film?

Chris Rock: The thing that surprised me the most is just how much money women that weren’t rich were paying for their hair. When you’re in a beauty parlor in Harlem next to abandoned buildings and somebody’s paying five grand for a weave, that’s a bit much. I think this is, in a weird way, part of the health care debate. It’s like, hmm, there’s people with $2000 weaves that could have bought health care with that weave money. They don’t have insurance. People want what they want. And I guess that is a reason we have this big credit card problem and a lot of these foreclosures.