Back for it’s second season She’s Gotta Have it, the Netflix original series, created and directed by Oscar winner Spike Lee – and based on his film of the same name -, explores how New York artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) navigates the different kinds of relationships she with the people in her life, and even art.
After becoming a viral sensation for one of her art pieces, Nola is struggling to come to terms with her new found fame, how it affects her identity as an artist and Black woman. As she enters a new romantic relationship with Opal (Ilfenesh Hadera), Nola realizes that having a girlfriend with a young daughter also means new learning experiences for everyone involved.
Surrounding Nola are Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos) her friend, confidant and at-time lover, Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent) and Shemekka Epps (Chyna Layne) , Clorinda Bradford (Margot Bingham), and Winnie Win (Fat Joe).
Their journey expands to new destinations this season beyond their home base of Fort Greene, the vibrant Brooklyn enclave, that continues to evolve and change as gentrification remakes the neighborhood, all backed by a soundtrack with as much soul and heart as the characters themselves.
She’s Gotta Have It was SPIKE’s landmark film which he shot in 12 days during the long hot summer of 1986. The film signaled a change of how African Americans are portrayed in movies.
Created by Spike Lee who also executive produces the series alongside Tonya Lewis Lee, all nine episodes of Season 2 will be released on May 24, 2019.Keep up to date with show announcements by following the official social media accounts @ShesGottaHaveIt on Twitter and Instagram and Facebook: /ShesGottaHaveItNetflix
SPIKE’s Joints: BLACKkKlansman, School Daze, Do The Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Malcolm X, He Got Game, Inside Man, Jungle Fever, Bamboozled, Crooklyn, Chiraq, She Hate Me, 25th Hour, Clockers, and such outstanding documentary work as the double Emmy Award winning If God Is Willing and da Creek Don’t Rise and the Peabody Award winning A Huey P Newton Story, and the Netflix Original Film Rodney King. SPIKE is a 2-time Oscar nominee (Do The Right Thing and 4 Little Girls) and was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2015 for his lifetime achievement and contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences.
Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.