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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)  »

Also Known As:

Nola Darling  »

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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

Mars Blackmon: [begging Nola not to dump him] Please baby, pleasebaby, please baby, baby baby please!
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"There are no jericurls and no drugs in this movie!" See more »

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Spike Lee's beginnings.
20 March 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

The world was introduced to Spike Lee with "She's Gotta Have It", about one Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) and her three lovers (Lee plays one of them). Everyone in the movie has their own kinds of shortcomings, but they're all honest people, all trying to make their way in the world. Spike Lee was clearly showing the talent that he would bring to his later movies.

I should remind you that this is not a movie for people with short attention spans. Most of it is very low-key, involving a lot of dialog. But it's a very impressive flick at that. Maybe this is mainly a flick for film buffs, but I recommend it to everyone.


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