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By Sharee Silerio
From “School Daze” to “Crooklyn”, “Malcolm X” and “Do the Right Thing”, Spike Lee has written and directed a collection of classic films that focus on culture, racism, sexism, colorism and life as a black person in America.
Another one of Lee’s classics is his debut 1986 award-winning film “She’s Gotta Have It”, a “sexy comedy” about a Brooklyn artist named Nola Darling and her three lovers; the cultured model, Greer Childs; the protective investment banker, Jamie Overstreet; and the sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon.
All three want her to settle down with them, and hilarity ensues as she and they work out the conflict between their hearts, desires and reality.
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This fall, the movie will be turned into a 10-episode television series, with Lee as the creator and director of the entire series, including serving as executive producer along with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.
This time around, the young, attractive and sexually independent Nola will be played by chocolate beauty DeWanda Wise (‘Underground’, ‘Shots Fired’).
The Netflix Original series and Spike Lee Joint premieres on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23.
Based on the teaser, it looks like the show might be the next Netflix hit!
What do you think about the teaser? Have you watched the film ‘She’s Gotta Have It’? Will you be tuning in?