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She's Gotta Have It 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2017–2019)
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The story of one woman and her three lovers. TV series based on the film by Spike Lee.

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Series cast summary:
DeWanda Wise ...  Nola Darling 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Anthony Ramos ...  Mars Blackmon 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Lyriq Bent ...  Jamie Overstreet 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Cleo Anthony ...  Greer Childs 19 episodes, 2017-2019
Chyna Layne ...  Shemekka Epps 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Margot Bingham ...  Clorinda Bradford 17 episodes, 2017-2019
De'Adre Aziza ...  Raqueletta Moss 12 episodes, 2017-2019
Joie Lee ...  Septima / ... 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Ilfenesh Hadera ...  Opal Gilstrap 10 episodes, 2017-2019
Elise Hudson ...  Rachel 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Elvis Nolasco ...  Papo Da Mayor / ... 8 episodes, 2017-2019
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The story of one woman and her three lovers. TV series based on the film by Spike Lee.

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Comedy

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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She's Gotta Have It See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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Based on Spike Lee's 1986 film which he directed and wrote. It also shares the same title. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Krusty the Clown (2018) See more »

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Disappointed
18 December 2017 | by Digital_Underground214See all my reviews

Spike Lee plus Brooklyn plus his breakout story had the potential to be really good. Unfortunately, it wasn't.

First, the positive. The soundtrack to this series is amazing! Spike really did his thing with the song selection. Second, the shots and cinematography were great. Spike and his crew really make Brooklyn come alive in this series. Third, Dewanda Wise is gorgeous to look at. At times I was able to overlook the ridiculousness of Nola Darling because I was looking a Wise's pretty brown face.

Now the negative. The concept is dated now. Women having more sexual agency is not new in film or TV. Even worse her preaching about it so much makes her character come off as selfish and even detached from reality. In one scene she tells the therapist the men in her life are trying to control her. That made me laugh. Because up to that point in the series the only person who ever required anything of her was her female lover, Opal. The men were all content with just sex.

And the men in this series were a sore point. These guys don't exist in real life. As a result it makes Nola's character seem even more hollow. Her power is derived from "living her truth" with these men. But their characters are so weak it makes her unbelievable. Mars Blackmon is like a teenager. Asserting your sexual reality against him is no accomplishment.

Finally, the messages in the series are too heavy handed. At times it seemed like Spike wanted to preach a message about gentrification so he built a TV series around it. Also, the random monologues got in the way of the story. Nola breaking the 4th wall always seemed forced and fake deep. Shamecka was more interesting as a character than Nola.


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