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She's Gotta Have It (1986)

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Tracy Camilla Johns Tracy Camilla Johns
Nola Darling
Tommy Redmond Hicks Tommy Redmond Hicks
Jamie Overstreet
John Canada Terrell John Canada Terrell
Greer Childs
Spike Lee Spike Lee
Mars Blackmon
Raye Dowell Raye Dowell
Opal Gilstrap
Joie Lee Joie Lee
Clorinda Bradford
S. Epatha Merkerson S. Epatha Merkerson
Doctor Jamison
Bill Lee Bill Lee
Sonny Darling


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A good movie

9 months, 1 week ago at Sep 17 5:40
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Since I always had a weak spot for Spike Lee's work, of course, I was really eager to check his directing debut. Well, what I liked the most was the fact it was so much lighter than his usual work which was just so refreshing. Then, even though it was sometimes slightly pretentious, which was rather expected from a directing debut, I really liked the directing with some neat black-and-white photog... read more

Great Debut

3 months, 3 weeks ago at Feb 24 14:27
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A great feature length debut. Lee's black and white comedy drama is brimming with all the enthusiasm and creativity of its director. From the black and white style that mirrors the aesthetics of film noir and the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, She's Gotta Have It meshes this visual mode with vibrant jazz and a representation of Brooklyn that is refreshing.  The story surrounds a young woman and h... read more
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Release date: 8 August 1986
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PulpRoman posted a review 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Great Debut

“A great feature length debut. Lee's black and white comedy drama is brimming with all the enthusiasm and creativity of its director. From the black and white style that mirrors the aesthetics of film noir and the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, She's Gotta Have It meshes this visual mode with vibrant jazz and a representation of Brooklyn that is refreshing.  The story surrounds a young woman and her three lovers humorously delving into the lives of black folk in a way reminisce of  Zora Neale Hurston's There Eyes Were Watching God which the film pays tribute to in the opening credits. Working on a small budget Lee skillfully utilizes what he has, making the city scene breathe life into his film and plugging in his father and gorgeous sister into roles that they carry off well.  This is o” read more

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"23.2.18 A great feature length debut. Lee's black and white comedy drama is brimming with all the enthusiasm and creativity of its director. From the black and white style that mirrors the aesthetics of film noir and the Golden Age of Japanese cinema, She's Gotta Have It meshes this visual mode with vibrant jazz and a representation of Brooklyn that is refreshing. The story surrounds a young woman and her three lovers humorously delving into the lives of black folk in a way reminisce of Zor"


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“Since I always had a weak spot for Spike Lee's work, of course, I was really eager to check his directing debut. Well, what I liked the most was the f”

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johanlefourbe posted a review 9 months, 1 week ago

A good movie

“Since I always had a weak spot for Spike Lee's work, of course, I was really eager to check his directing debut. Well, what I liked the most was the fact it was so much lighter than his usual work which was just so refreshing. Then, even though it was sometimes slightly pretentious, which was rather expected from a directing debut, I really liked the directing with some neat black-and-white photography. Still, even though Tracy Camilla Johns was quite gorgeous and seriously charismatic, it was still difficult to root for this character with some massive commitment issues. Indeed, it is interesting to point that, so far in his career, Spike Lee has made only 2 movies with a female main character, this one dealing with a woman who sleeps pretty much with everybody and 'Girl 6' who was dealin” read more

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