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She's Gotta Have It (1986)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  8 August 1986 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Camilla Johns ...
Tommy Redmond Hicks ...
Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell ...
Greer Childs
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Raye Dowell ...
Opal Gilstrap
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Clorinda Bradford
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Doctor Jamison (as Epatha Merkinson)
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Sonny Darling
Cheryl Burr ...
Ava
Aaron Dugger ...
Noble
Stephanie Covington ...
Keva
Renata Cobbs ...
Shawn
Cheryl Singleton ...
Toby
Monty Ross ...
Dog 1
Tiziano Cortini ...
Dog 2 (as Lewis Jordan)
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Storyline

The story of Nola Darling's simultaneous sexual relationships with three different men is told by her and by her partners and other friends. All three men wanted her to commit solely to them; Nola resists being "owned" by a single partner. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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A Seriously Sexy Comedy

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Comedy | Romance

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8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,137,502 (USA)
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Because the film's budget was so tight, there were no retakes of any scenes. See more »

Quotes

Greer Childs: If you weren't fine, I wouldn't even bother with you.
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"There are no jericurls and no drugs in this movie!" See more »

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Pretty Good Early Effort
25 June 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

When I first heard about this film, I very much thought that it was going to be nothing more than a black t&a flick. However, I this film turned out to be an interesting character study, which looks not only at black sexuality, but at the way people look at different stereotypes of men and women. You had sensitive Jamie, arrogant Greer and space cadet Mars all chasing after one of the first truly sexually liberated women to ever be portrayed on the silver screen in Nola. This film also shows how when a man has a lot of sexual partners, they are pretty much looked at a stud, but if a woman has a lot of partners she is looked at as a nymphomaniac. This film pretty much takes those stereotypes and turns them around. The only negative criticisms I have is the fact that as the film goes on it tries to become a serious drama, especially in the scene when Jamie rapes Nola. Also, the film fails to address the idea of safe sex, especially since this film was released just as the AIDS crisis was really beginning to infect the black community. Other than those criticisms this was a pretty decent early effort from Spike Lee.


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