Sophine, who hasn't watched the film, says she was upset about what she saw in the trailer. "We're trying to promote positive black women, and I felt as though you belittled us. You didn't have any other races in there showing their hair secrets," she says. "When other races see the movie, they're going to laugh, but they're laughing at us. You're telling everything about us. We want to keep some secrets. We want to have positive love. Self-love."

Chris says his film does not degrade anyone. "I'm black, and all the art I do is mostly black. It's for everybody, but it involves mostly black people," he says. "The good, the bad—the humor, the nonhumor—it's all in there."


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