She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

She’s Gotta Have It
Director: Spike Lee
Writer: Spike Lee
Cast: Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Spike Lee, Raye Dowell, Joie Lee, S. Epatha Merkerson, Bill Lee
Seen on: 17.2.2018

Nola (Tracy Camilla Johns) is looking for love and sex. But she’s not really ready to settle down with just one guy, so she dates three of them: Jamie (Tommy Redmond Hicks) is protective and caring, but also a little controlling. Greer (John Canada Terrell) is a wealthy model who is also pretty arrogant. And Mars (Spike Lee) is sweet and funny, but also a little immature. Nola would be content to stay dating all three of them, but the guys all want to be exclusive, putting some pressure on her.

She’s Gotta Have It is a little strange at times, mostly in the good way. It doesn’t work on all counts, but it does work and I liked it a lot.

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