A Non-Exhaustive List Of What Works & What Didn’t In Spike Lee’s ‘She’s Gotta Have It” Series
Beware of spoilers before reading, as the incredible Danielle A. Scruggs breaks down Spike Lee’s latest achievement with Netflix.
Nola Darling. Greer Childs. Jamie Overstreet. Mars Blackmon.
These names are forever marked in our consciousness as the stellar characters from Spike Lee’s first joint, 1986’s She’s Gotta Have It. The film, which was rebooted and reimagined for a 2017 binge-watching audience, was a marvel to behold. Beautiful, black, risqué characters who challenged the notions of dating, monogamy and other still-taboo topics.
Fast forward almost three decades, and our favorites are back as part of a 10-part series for Netflix. DeWanda Wise stars as the insatiable artist at the heart of the series, Nola Darling. Performances aside, there has been a lot of chatter and mixed reviews about the series, so @Okayplayer decided to break down what worked and what didn’t work for the series so it can forever and consistently be broke.