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Netflix's She's Gotta Have It Is About a Sex Positive, Polyamorous, Pansexual

171012_BB_NolaDarling Netflix's She's Gotta Have It Is About a Sex Positive, Polyamorous, Pansexual
Stacy Diaz | 13 October, 2017, 02:17

Most people feel like it's better to not touch a classic piece of cinema or television with a remake, but what if the creator of that classic cinema wants to expand its world?

Spike Lee's Netflix series She's Gotta Have It, based on his 1986 movie of the same name, has been anticipated with some hesitancy.

All 10 episodes will be available on Thanksgiving (that's November 23).

The show will feature all of the original characters, including Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), and Mars Blackmon - who will not be portrayed by Lee in this version, but by Hamilton's Anthony Ramos.

Let us know what you think of the series and the trailer in the comments.

Starring newcomer DeWanda Wise as the sassy Nola Darling, the rebooted She's Gotta Have It is set in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Fort Greene, a community bursting with creativity but also under threat of losing its identity thanks to ongoing gentrification. Nola is now - she is outspoken, complicated, progressive, unapologetic, passionate, sexual.

Lee produced the series with his wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, who originally conceived the idea to turn the film into a series, and production partners Barry Michael Cooper and Lynn Nottage.

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.