Thirty years ago, Spike Lee burst onto the independent filmmaking scene with his groundbreaking look at one free-spirited artist making it happen for herself in Brooklyn, New York. Now, Miss Nola Darling returns in a timely, topical update of the visionary writer-director’s revolutionary debut independent film, She’s Gotta Have It.
The series centers on Nola Darling, an uncompromising woman in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time among her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured Model, Greer Childs, The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon.
Nola is not who you want her to be. Nola is now—she is outspoken, complicated, progressive, unapologetic, passionate, sexual. Nola is the modern black woman. Nola’s story is set entirely in Fort Greene, the vibrant Brooklyn enclave that’s home to a thriving artists’ colony but also evolving and changing in the modern era as gentrification remakes the neighbourhood. Fort Greene isn’t just a backdrop for She’s Gotta Have It—the community functions as a key supporting character unto itself.
The series stars DeWanda Wise (Shots Fired), Lyriq Bent (Mary Kills People), Cleo Anthony (Extant), Ilfenesh Hadera (Baywatch 2017), Margot Bingham (Barbershop: A Fresh Cut), and Anthony Ramos (Will and Grace 2017) as Mars Blackmon, the iconic role originated by Spike Lee.
Created and executive produced by Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis Lee through their 40 Acres banner.
All 10 episodes of She’s Gotta Have It are now streaming internationally on Netflix. Watch it today!
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