Ms Representation: The stressful matter of tresses

My friend and I chopped our hair recently, and we chatted about all the time and effort such a decision saves. A few minutes of shampooing and drying, and you are ready! The decision was all about convenience. But if you look at the women in our films…

In popular culture and cinema, haircuts often come with bad press, and are shown to be a result of dark, sinister events. Hollywood, for example, notoriously showed women cutting their hair in a frenzy, as a means to establish that they were about to break down. In Tamil cinema, the reasons were more diverse and also culturally entwined.

Read the full piece here:

https://www.cinemaexpress.com/stories/columns/2021/may/11/ms-representation-the-stressful-matter-of-tresses-24444.html

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