Sanaa Lathan 

By Erickka Sy Savané

If you’ve ever wondered what it might look like to see all your black girl hair issues on film- can’t leave the house without your hair whipped, growing up with white dolls as the standard of beauty, spending yo’ last dime to get yo’ hair did- uhhhh, the Nappily Ever After movie starring Sanaa Lathan, premiering on Netflix September 21st, is just what the therapist ordered! But since we have a little time before then, check out the smokin’ hot trailer…


Nappily Ever After, a film adapted from a book by the same name by Trisha R. Thomas, is about Violet Jones who is living her best life- a great corporate j.o.b., a handsome doctor boyfriend who she desperately wants to marry, and hair that can stop traffic- but things start falling apart when she has a mishap at the beauty salon. (Sound familiar) Violet begins her hair journey from there, starting with a big chop, and then figuring out who she is and what she wants from life without her gorgeous safety net.

OOOOOOH, I’m looking forward to this one ya’ll! It doesn’t seem to have a lot of twist and turns, but sometimes all we really need is a straight-forward story that speaks to us. Without further ado, here’s the official movie trailer!

If you’re feigning for a little more, see how Sanaa transformed into Violet…

And can anyone forget Sanaa’s big chop reveal last year? Here it is in case you missed it!

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Be sure to check out the book if you haven’t read it!

Author Trisha R. Thomas (right)

Am I the only dork excited to see this movie?

Erickka Sy Savané is managing editor of, a wife, mom, and freelance writer based in Jersey, City, NJ. Her work has appeared in,,, and more. When she’s not writing…wait, she’s always writing! Follow her on Twitter, Instagram or