They say in Hollywood that you’re only as good as your last film. Which is exactly why Chris Rock set out to do, of all things, a documentary about African-American hair.
“I’ve made some OK movies. I don’t think I’ve ever had a movie that was, like, a real Chris Rock movie,” the comedian said Monday night at the after party for his new flick “Good Hair.” “This is the closest I can get to it, I think.”
Rock may not seem like an expert on the subject, considering his cropped do, but he took cues from the women in his life: daughters Lola, 7, and Zahra, 5. “They’re very girly, so they’re in their mother’s [Malaak Compton-Rock] closet all the time putting on clothes and putting stuff in their hair and they do their girlfriends’ hair. You know, growing up with women around me and my daughters, it seemed like a rich topic.”
Elsewhere, on the 3rd floor of the Standard Hotel, was Gina Gershon, Ice-T and “Precious” star Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe.