Spike Lee shot his first major independent feature, She's Gotta Have It, in 12 days for just $175,000. In the movie, Lee drops audience in Fort Greene, Brooklyn for the vibrant, sexual adventure of Nola Darling, a woman who simply can't settle for just one man, a star in a neighborhood microcosm. Back in 1986, The New York Times celebrated Lee's risque, rambunctious love-letter to personality, suggesting it had "a touch of the classic." The movie clearly worked its magic; 30 years later, Lee's still around and kicking the hornet's nest of society, delivering unique and personal film projects anyway he can.
His latest project shouldn't surprise: As many visionaries before him, Lee has wound up on Netflix, adapting She's Gotta Have It for the small screen -- and the 2017 dating scene. Nola Darling returns, this time played by Shots Fired actress DeWanda Wise, but the premise remains the same: three men, three relationships, complicated sexual politics, a Fort Greene backdrop, and loads of burning desire. And it looks amazing.