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
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In an appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?: Spike Lee (2010), Spike Lee said he couldn't come up with a name for his character. He called his maternal grandmother, and she gave him the name. Mars was actually the name of her grandfather, Lee's great-great-grandfather. See more »
[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 »
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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