Spike Lee’s 1986 debut film, She’s Gotta Have It will be remade into a 10-episode series for Netflix. The new version will have all new actors and actresses for the installments which will be directed by Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis-Lee. It is the 30th anniversary of the film and Lee just released a limited edition Moleskin notebook commemorating the movie. Tracy Camilla Johns starred as the independent, sexually liberated Nola Darling who openly dated three men at once including Lee’s character Mars Blackmon. Here is what Lee had to say about the remake:
“She’S Gotta Have It Has A Very Special Place In My Heart. We Shot This Film In 12 Days (2 Six Day Weeks) Way Back In The Back Back Of The Hot Summer Of 1985 For A Mere Total of $175,000. Funds That We Begged, Borrowed and Whatnot To Get That Money. This Is The 1st Official Spike Lee Feature Film Joint And Everything That We Have Been Blessed With In This Tough Business Of Film All Have Been Due To SGHI.
Now With The Passing (August 8th) Of The 30th Anniversary, It’s A Gift That Keeps On Giving. We Are Getting An Opportunity To Revisit These Memorable Characters Who Will Still Be Relevant And Avant Garde 3 Decades Later. With All That Said It Was My Wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, Producer In Her Own Right, Who Had The Vision To Take My Film From The Big Screen And Turn It Into An Episodic Series. It Had Not Occurred To Me At All. Tonya Saw It Plain As Day. I Didn’t.”