Spike Lee Reboots ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ as a Netflix Series

Spike Lee’s career has spanned four decades and has produced a plethora of culturally iconic moments, but it all began with She’s Gotta Have It. Lee’s 1986 debut film was a candid dive into the intricacies of black romance that continued to influence pop culture years after its release. It provided a landmark moment for both black cinema and independent movies. (Plus, it influenced Lee’s iconic Nike commercials with Michael Jordan.)

This Thanksgiving, Lee will revive She’s Gotta Have It for Netflix in the form of a TV series starring DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Cleo Anthony and Lyriq Bent. You can watch its first trailer above.

The preview is framed around a conversation between Wise’s character—Nola Darling, also the focus of the 1986 film—and her therapist, played by Heather Hedley. Darling (“a sex positive, polyamorous pansexual”) is asked to discuss the men in her life, and they’re briefly introduced on-screen: Mars Blackmon, a goofy bike messenger with a gold grill; Greer Childs, a sensually spontaneous model; and Jamie Overstreet, a dapper type fond of the finer things. Each relationship offers a unique experiences for Darling, and navigating them while maintaining her self-center isn’t always the easiest task.

The She’s Gotta Have It reboot comes at a time when Hollywood is finally looking to directors and writers to shine a light on the nuances and complexities of black life. This development comes following the success of projects including Insecure and Get Out. In that vein, Lee is also working on Black Klansman, a historical piece with Get Out writer/director Jordan Peele, billed as another one of the comedian’s social thrillers.

Believe it or not, this is also Spike Lee’s TV series debut.



Related Posts


Jordan Peele and Spike Lee Join Forces for ‘Black Klansman’ Thriller


Spike Lee Joins the Colin Kaepernick Brigade


Spike Lee’s Masterpiece ‘Do the Right Thing’ Changed Cinema


Netflix Raises Subscription Prices Right Before Cuffing Season


Netflix Releases Full Trailer for Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’


Latest News

lena-waithe TV

The First Trailer for ‘The Chi’ from Lena Waithe Arrives

After an Emmy win for ‘Master of None,’ the comedian gets dramatic for Showtime
drone News

The LAPD Probably Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Have Drones

Let’s be honest, their track record sucks
roger goodell addressing the media during the nfl's fall meetings, 2017 Sports

Commissioner Roger Goodell Says He’s Trying to Rid the NFL of All Protests

This man is dense
gucci-mane-wedding News

30 Unanswered Questions About Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’oir’s ‘Mane Event’ Wedding

Why tho?
young-dolph Music Video

Young Dolph Exits the Hospital in New “Believe Me” Video

First day out the beds
ezri Video

Stairwell Freestyle: Ezri

“Step up to the throne like, ‘Gimme, that’s ours.’”
Handiedan Art

Investigating Femininity, Handiedan Time Travels To ‘The Fourth Dimension’

Flush with thought, not peek-a-boo cuteness
hayward injury Sports

The New NBA Season is Already Insane

“Hayward came down so hard. Oh, Hayward broke his leg”
Rosati Crystallizations Music Video

PREMIERE: Rosati “Crystallizations” Video

Some Left Coast sh*t
dj-premier Video

Off The Record: DJ Premier Speaks on the Making of Nas’ “N.Y. State of Mind”

“As soon as I heard the piano, he was like, ‘Yo! Can you hook that up?’”
master-p Sports

Master P Wants To Team Up With Kaepernick And Start A League of Their Own

P’s Bout it Bout it—and he’s not the only one
Music Video

Method Man Smokes the Latest Wu-Tang Joint

“If Time Is Money/Hood Go Bang”
popeyes-fried-chicken News

Long Beach Restaurant Caught Selling Popeyes Fried Chicken As Their Own

“It’s the best chicken” —Sweet Dixie Kitchen Manager
Tom Taylor Features

Comics, TV and Plays for the Stage: Tom Taylor Pens Them All

Is there anything this guy can't write?
frontline Graffiti

The Oral History of FRONTLINE, Pioneers of the NYC Hard Core x Graffiti Scene

An excerpt from the book ‘Urban Styles: Graffiti in NYHC’
Kendrick Lamar says "FEAR." has his best bars. News

Kendrick Lamar Says Verses On “FEAR.” Are His Best Yet

Real spit