“It’s really about control, my body, my mind. Who was going to own it? Them? Or me? I’m not a one-man woman. Bottom line.”
Spike Lee’s very first film, 1986’s “She’s Gotta Have It,” is set to become a full-fledged TV show.
According to published reports, Spike Lee has partnered with Showtime to turn the film into a half hour weekly series.
The original film starred first-time actress Tracy Camilla Johns and revolved around her character Nola Darling, a sexually independent young woman who has her hands full juggling three different lovers.
At the time, the film was incredibly controversial and was slapped with an X rating by the MPAA.
The black community was none too fond of the film either and decried it for its depiction of sex and promiscuity.
Despite its detractors, the film has gone on to become a cult classic and I personally look forward to seeing who Spike casts in the role of Nola Darling and how much of the original concept he brings to the series.
Personally, if I could do a bit of casting of my own, I would hire “Sleepy Hollow” actress Nicole Beharie. Nicole is a very modern actress. I think she actually is from Brooklyn, the setting of the original film, and judging from her work in “Shame,” she’s not afraid to show off her goodies.
Click here to check out the film’s original trailer.