Netflix has released the official trailer for Spike Lee's remake of his groundbreaking 1986 filmShe's Gotta Have It. But in this full length trailer, we at least hear more from Nola Darling than the men in her life. For starters, she's not anyone's property. Now, Lee is bringing those same characters to TV. As Clover Hope wrote when the series was announced, there has been skepticism about Lee directing every episode of a show about a black woman's sexuality, especially considering the way Nola's story was handled in his film (and how a rape by one of her partners was depicted).
If you're not familiar with the movie, first of all, you have time to rectify that in time before the series premiere on Thanksgiving. It wastes no time establishing our protagonist: Her therapist deems her "insatiable", she self-describes as a "sex-positive polyamorous pansexual" who has little interest in monogamy.
She's Gotta Have It's first season will be released November 23 on Netflix.
Wise is sure to be a star in this series and introduce herself to a new audience who may have missed her in Underground, Shots Fired or How to Tell You're a Douchebag.
The outspoken film director, who most recently made headlines for mistakenly congratulating blackballed National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick on signing with the Seattle Seahawks (which, unfortunately, didn't really happen), will direct all ten episodes, which will officially "air" on Thanksgiving Day.