Sanaa Lathan revealed her ‘big chop’ for her lead role in the Netflix movie “Nappily Ever After”. The book is based on the novel by Trisha Thomas, which I just so happened to have read when I first went natural back in 2003. The main character Venus, is being played by Sanaa – although I think the character’s name has been changed to Violet.
In the book Venus experiences a tumultuous relationship with her boyfriend, who is not necessarily impressed when she shaves her head bald. Lynn Whitfield and Ernie Hudson also star in the movie, presumably as her parents.