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It’s gotten great buzz from Variety and Oprah -- but not everyone is happy about the Chris Rock-produced documentary Good Hair.
Filmmaker Regina Kimball also made a documentary about the culture of black women’s hair, called My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hair-itage. Although the film has not been released in theaters, Kimball screened it for Rock and another Good Hair producer over two years ago, not knowing they were working on a film on the same subject. Now, she claims the movies are similar enough to constitute copyright infringement – to the tune of 5 million dollars.
According to the lawsuit, some of the films’ similaries include: interviews with medical professionals about black hair, segments about India supplying hair for weaves, comedians and celebrities telling their hair stories, and tours of a hair relaxer-manufacturing plant.
In his film’s official trailer, Chris Rock says his movie was inspired by one of his daughters asking him, "Daddy, why don’t I have good hair?"
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