Connie Britton’s Amazing Hair Is Amazing Thanks To… Feminism?
Admittedly I'm about four years late to the party, but I just began binge-watching American Horror Story on Netflix and I'm convinced the first season is so great for literally only one reason: Connie Britton's HAIR. It's the kind of hair you bring a picture to your hairdresser and say “GIMME DAT. I WANT DAT.” and your hairdresser sweetly chuckles because your hair could never be that perfect natural strawberry blonde shade and you could never achieve those bouncy but not pageant-y curls on your own.
Truth be told, AHS: Murder House is great for many reasons that have nothing to do with Connie's hair, but it definitely helps. I'm sure it must be annoying for Connie to have to constantly answer questions about her hair given that she's a well-accomplished and diverse actress, but, you know, we just wanna know what shampoo she uses and who designed her dress.
In a new video for the Representation Project, Connie says “after years of being asked about my healthy, shiny hair, I'm thrilled to share my beauty secret with you: it's feminism!”
“When used regularly, feminism has been known to produce amazing results,” Connie says in the parody shampoo commercial. “Feminism is meant to be used on a daily basis and works best when shared.”
The Representation Project is the organization behind the #AskHerMore campaign, which encourages red carpet reporters to ask female celebrities about their accomplishments rather than their Louboutins (good luck with that, guys).
“The message of the video is: ‘Don’t be afraid of feminism,’” Connie told PEOPLE. “Don’t think that feminism is something that you don’t need or something that could be threatening, because look at what it’s created already and look at what it can continue to create.”
She says she’s gotten a lot of attention for her hair over the years, but that she's fortunate to be “dealt with respectfully” on red carpets.
“When I started out, right from the beginning it was never about the fame for me. It was never about the glamour. It was about the craft of it.”
At the end of the commercial, Connie laments: “Feminism, it’s not what’s on my head, it’s what’s in it.”
And also for the LOLs, some bloopers from the shoot:
Connie, I'd say you're my #wcw, but let's be real, you're my #wced (that's woman crush every day).
(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)