Have you Watched 'Nappily Ever After' Yet?

If you haven’t watched Netflix’s self-love focused movie Nappily Ever After, then what are you waiting for? The captivating new film premiered on September 21, and has already generated a buzz within the natural hair community.

Tina Rowden/Netflix

Tina Rowden/Netflix

This Rom-Com is adapted from Trisha R. Thomas’ bestselling novel of the same name. Nappily Ever After, features Sanaa Lathan as Violet Jones, an uptight advertising exec whom appears to have perfected the art of having her personal and professional life all the way together, until that one day her world gets flipped upside-down.

Netflix on YouTube - Violet Jones has a seemingly flawless life - a great job, a handsome doctor boyfriend, and a meticulously maintained perfect coiffure. But after an accident at the hair-dresser, each of these things start to unravel, and Violet begins to realize that she was living the life she thought she was supposed to live, not the one that she really wanted.

Gif: Netflix

Gif: Netflix

The movie’s plot surrounds the chain of events that lead to Violet’s (Lathan) impulse decision to big chop. This catapults her on her journey to break free from the societal expectations placed on her hair and discover her true self. The Big Chop or ‘BC’ refers to the process of cutting off chemically dyed or relaxed hair as a means to transition hair back to it’s natural state.


If you didn’t know, Lathan actually did a IRL big chop to prepare for the role. You may remember that time our timelines were flooded when she first debuted her big chop on Instagram last September. Or even the video where she commented, “I feel so light, I could fly away.”

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Women of color are already sharing their emotional reactions to seeing their personal stories mirrored on the big screen. The film has been dubbed empowering and inspiring, many are even labeling the film as something young black girls need to see.

Nappily Ever After is available to stream on Netflix now.