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She's Gotta Have It (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 August 1986 (USA)
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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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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,137,502 (USA)
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Director Spike Lee wanted to cast Eriq La Salle in the role of Greer Childs, but La Salle thought the role was too shallow, and had joined the Screen Actors Guild, making him ineligible for the part. See more »

Quotes

Nola Darling: It's really about control, my body, my mind. Who was going to own it? Them? Or me? I'm not a one-man woman. Bottom line.
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Fine First Effort
20 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Spike Lee's fist, and in many ways his best work. Simple, elemental, insightful, and funny. Beautifully shot in black and white the film is a true "New York/Brooklyn" movie that makes the most of the City, it's streets, and landmarks; with a wonderful soundtrack by his Dad, Jazz legend, Stan Lee. You have to remember that this was a small budget Indy film from a director who would later enjoy big budget successes.

When this movie first came out it had everyone buzzing about it and him; and it earned him the accolade: the up and coming Black Woody Allen in the New York press. (a statement that implied a unique "New York" perspective on the world, his intellect, his talent, and his humor; hopefully not also a parallel to the two men being rather short in physical stature....


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