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She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Camilla Johns ...
Tommy Redmond Hicks ...
Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell ...
Greer Childs (as John Terrell)
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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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Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$7,137,502 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Dog 7: Baby, you're so fine, I'd drink a tub of your bath water.
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"There are no jericurls and no drugs in this movie!" See more »

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Referenced in The Directors: The Films of Spike Lee (2000) See more »

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Love that movie!
1 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm a Spike Lee fan from way back but missed this one. Now I'm an old retired lady with plenty of time to catch up. All I can say is that this was a wonderful funny erotic comedy. I liked the way the characters introduced themselves, especially the former roommate who moved out because Nola was entertaining so many men, and all the men who announced their charms. If you wouldn't get a laugh watching Greer fold his clothes before sex, I don't know what would tickle you! Spike Lee himself as Mars reminds me of my Border Collie: playful, obnoxiously demanding, adoring, and never understanding why he can't be #1.

When Nola is convinced that she should consult a specialist for her addiction, she comes away with no resolution, but we are treated to a wonderful aside by the therapist.

The only thing that keeps this picture from a 10 rating is the sequence in color, which I though was trite and out of keeping of the rest of the movie.


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