Da Kink

Growing up before Google I would eventually get the question “why is your hair so…” This moment would be a milestone with any new friend, it meant they were comfortable enough with me to ask a question that would make me really uncomfortable. I heard about Good Hair when it was opening and Sundance and I’m really happy to have a chance to see it here.

When I was heading off to university I decided to cut my hair off. I was panicking at the thought of  leaving for school and being four hours away from the first, last and only hairdresser to ever apply relaxer to my head. I was not in the frame of mind to form another codependent relationship with someone that I paid to hurt me – with the results always being not quite good enough. My hair wasn’t good…but I learned to love the shape of my head after the clippers finished the trip around my ears.

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This is not an official TIFF site. If it was I would not have to wait in so many lineups with my festival knapsack full of water, snacks, sunscreen and other supplies.


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  1. Derek
    July 23, 2009

    You look so good without hair I can’t even imagine what you’d look like if you decided to grow it out again.

  2. Mary
    July 23, 2009

    I can’t imagine a Petula with hair?! You’ll have to show me a picture sometime.

  3. PN
    July 27, 2009

    Ok, you are totally getting an inappropriately long hug in the pick up line this year.

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