What is She's Gotta Have It (TV) About?
‘She's Gotta Have It’ is a contemporary television adaptation of the seminal 1986 movie directed by Spike Lee, who also serves as the creator and an executive producer for the show. The narrative centers on Nola Darling, a young, vibrant artist living in Brooklyn, New York. Defying conventional norms, Nola is assertive about her sexual independence and refuses to be tied down by traditional relationship structures. Over the course of the series, she asserts her identity amidst societal pressures, balancing her life between her artistic ambitions, her close-knit group of friends, and her engagements with three distinct lovers, each of whom offers her a different kind of fulfillment. The themes of the show revolve around modern womanhood, sexuality, and the quest for personal autonomy, set against the backdrop of a gentrifying neighborhood. Spike Lee’s modern update expands on the original film’s subjects by delving deeper into the characters' backstories and updating the setting to reflect contemporary issues. The show consists of 10 episodes, each contributing to the exploration of Nola’s multifaceted life.
The first episode of She's Gotta Have It aired on November 23, 2017 and the most recent episode to air was on May 24, 2019.