Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Culture | By Julio Duncan

Watch the trailer for Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It TV series

Watch the trailer for Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It TV series

"I'm just so confused".

In the first trailer (below) Lee introduces the upcoming show while in the guise of his original Mars Blackmon character.

In the new 10-part series, a woman named Nola Darling balances relationships with three boyfriends, and the complications that entails. Greene neighborhoods of Brooklyn, the series also features Nola's therapist played by Heather Headley and her friends: Clorinda Bradford played by Margot Bingham (Barbershop 3), Shemekka Epps played by Chyna Layne (Precious), and Rachel played by Elise Hudson. Nola is now - she is outspoken, complicated, progressive, unapologetic, passionate, sexual.

Spike Lee has dug into his cinematic past - to his first full-length fiction joint, in fact - for this initial foray into TV courtesy of Netflix.

Lee produced the series with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, who originally conceived the idea to turn the film into a series, and production partners Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage. She's Gotta Have It was SPIKE's landmark film which he shot in 12 days during the long hot summer of 1986. Now, Miss Nola Darling returns in a timely, topical update of the visionary writer-director's She's Gotta Have It. The film signaled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies.

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