Spike Lee revisited his first feature film She's Gotta Have It, in the form of a television series, exclusively for Netflix. She's Gotta Have It, tells the story of Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise), a young, artistic pansexual Brooklynite, dating three very different men. Firstly there's Mr Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), the charming and financially secure investment banker, who has worked his way up the career ladder and lost the spark with his wife. Secondly there's the self obsessed model and photographer, Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony) and thirdly the immature but hilarious Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos). Nola is attracted to the best of all of them but won't commit to them.
At first glance Nola appears to be the dream woman. She's all the excitement but none of the responsibility. She asks them for nothing and feels empowered by this, until she is victim to an attack. It's an interested representation of how as a society we associate race with sexuality.
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B.L. Sherrington is an aspiring author, penning a fantasy novel in between short stories and reviews.