Published: Пт, Октября 13, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

She's Gotta Have It

She's Gotta Have It

That's what director Spike Lee is doing, as he revisits the scene of his seminal 1986 work She's Gotta Have It. The film signaled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies. An update on Spike's groundbreaking film, She's Gotta Have It, Lee brings back the character of Nola Darling, set in current day life. As Nola concludes the trailer with empowering force, "I'm not a freak, I'm not a sex addict, and I'm damn sure nobody's property". As in the original, she juggles three different men of varying personalities and backgrounds-"spontaneous" beefcake Greer (Cleo Anthony), buppie Jamie (Lyriq Bent), and immature goofball Mars Blackmon (Hamilton'sAnthony Ramos, taking over the role originated by Lee)-but it's clear that she'll struggle to balance her life and desires. While this doesn't seem to indicate that Lee will be fully exploring the promise of pansexuality, there is always the possibility of a season two. Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the series also features Nola's therapist played by Heather Headley and her friends: Clorinda Bradford played by Margot Bingham (Barbershop 3), Shemekka Epps played by Chyna Layne (Precious), and Rachel played by Elise Hudson.

Though Lee's 1986 film had some, lets say, issues, the trailer makes the basic story look just as relevant if not more so 31 years later. Nola's new bedroom shrine is not almost as cool.

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