BlacKkKlansman Executive Producer Matthew A. Cherry partnering with Sony Pictures Animation to bring us, “Hair Love” an animated short film.
Cherry a Chicago native and former NFL wide receiver took to Twitter to make the big announcement:
Hey got a #HairLove announcement ?? https://t.co/ESDqGJPTz4
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) March 20, 2019
Hair Love raised $300,000 on Kickstarter, the most any short film, animated or not, has ever achieved on the funding platform.
In addition to hitting the big screen, Hair Love will be available in book form in May. According to Penguin Random House, Hair Love is an ode to loving your natural hair — and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.
The description reads, Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it’s beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he’ll do anything to make her — and her hair — happy.
We are so here for this, representation is imperative, little kinky, coily, and curly haired girls seeing themselves on screen and in books allows them to feel accepted and to dream. Dream BIG!