Renowned filmmaker Spike Lee made his directorial debut way back in 1986 with his comedy-drama film She's Gotta Have It, and thanks to Netflix the acclaimed story is making its return in the form of a ten-episode series updated for the modern era. If Nola Darling can get through this series without being punished for enjoying herself, I will consider it a guide to life. Throughout the show, she deals with judgment from her peers and conflicts with her lovers, insisting all the while that she's not a sex addict, a freak, or anybody's simple boo, baby girl, or property. Check out the official first trailer above, and for a lengthier look at the personalities of each character, watch a sneak peek collection of short scenes from the series here. For those of you unfamiliar with the storyline, Nola is juggling three different relationships with three completely different men who all have something to offer.
It opens with footage of Lee's introduction as seen in the original movie's trailer (with the word show seamlessly dubbed over the word film), before kicking off into Nola's world, rendered in lush color rather than black and white. Chyna Layne also stars as Shemekka Epps.
She's Gotta Have It's first season will be released November 23 on Netflix.