Billie Released A Shave Campaign That Actually Shows Female Body Hair

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“Shaving is a choice—it’s your hair and no one should tell you what to do with it”

For more than a century, razor brands have never shown actual hair in commercials. Yep. These razor advertisements show women “shaving” smooth, hairless legs. Pretty unrealistic. Enter female-run razor brand Billie.

As part of its “Project Body Hair” campaign, the brand highlights that shaving is a choice. Directed and shot by photographer Ashley Armitage, the campaign features a diverse group of women with body hair pretty—some going for the razor, others opting to stay au naturale. In between close-up scenes of women stroking, admiring, and even blow-drying their body hair, text graphics read, “Hair. Everyone has it. Even women,” and “The world pretends it doesn’t exist, but it does. We checked.” To make the campaign even more powerful, the video features the song “Tomboy” from the beloved Princess Nokia.

According to the brand, the campaign was inspired by the lack of representation of female body hair on the internet—including stock photo sites. With this goal in mind, Billie is donating all photos from Project Body Hair to stock photo site Unsplash, bringing more realistic and diverse images of women to everyone on the web. And the brand isn’t stopping there. Billie will be crowdsourcing images of women with body hair directly to its website using the hashtag #ProjectBodyHair. “We have always said shaving is a choice—it’s your hair and no one should tell you what to do with it,” says Billie co-founder Georgina Gooley.

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While the brand is still showing women getting rid of body hair, the inclusion of it in the campaign alone is a positive step for the beauty industry. Billie is the first razor brand to take a backseat and let women be the drivers in control of their body hair. And, it's pretty damn cool. Watch the campaign, below.

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.



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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]