For a while, I thought it was me, the only one. He told Pride last month that he was working on wrapping up his much-heralded Netflix series, Dear White People. TheGrio is now on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. Production was shuttered due to COVID-19 but has since resumed. FKA twigs sues Shia LaBeouf for ‘relentless abuse,’ and sexual battery, Leslie Odom Jr. talks staying connected and making music during this challenging holiday season. Download theGrio today! Post to twitter or instagram with #justin simien to see it appear here!. Directed . As I started to research even further, Black horror is not new. “I made a few tweaks since Sundance because I also wanted to make sure that the Black women who were showing up to this movie, especially maybe seeing a Black female lead for the first time felt like ultimately this was for them. His breakthrough film, … “’Get Out’ coming out in theaters was a huge win for this movie because we had a premise and I knew that there would be an audience for it, but some people had to be convinced. The movie could have been even more trenchant. From @dearwhitep This wasn’t about them just seeing their tragedy blown up on a on a big or small screen,” he explains. “Five years later, we’re gone. “It’s also the peak of New Jack Swing, which supposedly was a Black movement and, you know, this is the beginning of the Black independent film renaissance,” he continues. ... Justin Simien. He was also a fan of Nine Inch Nails, Green Day, and Alanis Morissette during that time. “So much of what has happening now in our country couldn’t happen without a dedicated misinformation propaganda machine that has been going on, really, since the founding of the country,” says Simien. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and had to conceal his sexuality growing up. Justin Simien's latest movie "Black Hair," set up as a 1980s-era horror, follows a young woman (Elle Lorraine) whose weave is a blood-sucking demon. The galaxy’s favorite scoundrel, Lando Calrissian, will return in Lando, a brand-new event series for @DisneyPlus. Dear Justin Simien, thank you for your film Dear White People. While Bad Hair delivers a lot of laughs and tons of 90s nostalgia, it also highlights how much of the pop culture we consume and the hair trends we subscribe to have been influenced by our community’s muted history. Justin Simien is the early stages of developing the Lando Calrissian series. His first feature film, Dear White People, won the U.S. Dear White People creator Justin Simien has been tapped to develop a series centered on Han Solo's BFF Lando Calrissian for Disney+. Many didn't respond to it. Black horror is a thing. 50 best on Hulu 100 Black novelists … 550 Likes, 18 Comments - Justin Simien (@justin_simien) on Instagram: “Portraits ️ @rick.pics” It’s kind of a horror movie about a Black woman’s weave that’s homicidal and it’s got a ton of stars in it and a lot of ideas about hair and the politics of it. Lando Calrissian Series from Justin Simien Announced at Disney+ 'Investor Day' The 'Dear White People' creator's second film 'Bad Hair' was also lauded as a 'runaway success' on Disney's Hulu service during the presentation. “I wanted to make this movie first and foremost for Black women. Justin’s dad died when he was 6 years old. TheGrio is now on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku. “One of the joys of being a filmmaker for me is going back into the past and actually getting to research the things that I’m making movies about. “Shout out to the real ones who let me know I had a home planet out there somewhere when I was growing up #lando #eo #LaForge #Guinan,” he wrote alongside a picture of the Star Wars Lando logo. #BadHair #sundance2020 @badhairfilm” But it was smart, funny and energetic. When I researched this movie, I discovered 1989 was actually the year when the weave sort of becomes something that was accessible to everyday Black women. Download our newest episodes now! Creator Justin Simien explains how a phone call with Tyler Perry inspired one of this season’s most vital twists—and why this season took a few shots at one of his biggest artistic influences. 1,292 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ‘justinsimien’ hashtag Have you subscribed to theGrio’s podcast “Dear Culture”? “I’m definitely trying to reinvent the show, which is what we do every year, but also continue the story about characters people have grown really attached to and make them feel like something conclusive has been achieved here in these past four seasons,” he said. Justin Simien is best known for his work on Netflix’s super successful series, Dear White People but is now showing off a whole new side of his talents with the hilarious horror flick, Bad Hair.