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She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Story of a woman and her three lovers.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Spike Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Camilla Johns ... Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks ... Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell ... Greer Childs (as John Terrell)
Spike Lee ... Mars Blackmon
Raye Dowell Raye Dowell ... Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee ... Clorinda Bradford
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Doctor Jamison (as Epatha Merkinson)
Bill Lee ... Sonny Darling
Cheryl Burr Cheryl Burr ... Ava
Aaron Dugger Aaron Dugger ... Noble
Stephanie Covington Stephanie Covington ... Keva
Renata Cobbs Renata Cobbs ... Shawn
Cheryl D. Singleton Cheryl D. Singleton ... Toby (as Cheryl Singleton)
Monty Ross Monty Ross ... Dog 1
Tiziano Cortini 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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Taglines:

A Seriously Sexy Comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nola Darling See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,473, 10 August 1986, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,137,502
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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Quotes

Dog 7: Baby, you're so fine, I'd drink a tub of your bath water.
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Crazy Credits

"There are no jericurls and no drugs in this movie!" See more »

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Strafe's Groove
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You Gotta See It
7 October 2002 | by ian_harrisSee all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable 90 minutes in the quirky company of Spike Lee and his cast of weirdos. The male characters (Nora's three lovers) are all inadequate in their way, so it is hardly surprising that Nora needs several such men to satisfy her.

If men behave the way Nora behaves, it is seen as a sign of virility, whereas Nora is more or less sent to the shrink because her behaviour is so out of line.

But this is mostly comedy so you can put aside the "is it feminist, is it misogynist?" stuff and enjoy it for what it is - an unusually good low budget movie.


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