Did you see season 1 of She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix? I did. I’m one of those people who were old enough to see the first one around the time it came out (1986). I was young, but even then I understood how controversial the movie was. A woman having three sexual partners at the same time and throw in another relationship with a woman on top of that? Yeah, that was very very controversial way back in 1986. Times were very different, and people were a lot more judgemental of things they did not do themselves or understand. Fast forward to today. Times have changed drastically from the 1986 stone-age days. Up is now down, right is now left, and white is now black. There’s not too much that is seen as surprising these days or even out of the norm. That was the attraction of She’s Gotta Have It way back in 1986. If you took that away, I wasn’t so sure how much you would have left. Who is surprised that a woman would be sleeping with multiple men at the same time, and that one of her lovers would be a woman? Probably no one. This is the reason why I thought a remake of a movie like She’s Gotta Have It in today’s world would be a guaranteed failure. I was wrong! Wrong like a muthaf***er. Spike Lee managed to recreate his movie, turn it into a series, and make it something great. Instead of trying to stick to the script, Lee added some 2017 flair to the show. Granted, a lot of things in the show showed Spike’s age and his disconnect to 20 somethings in today’s world, but Spike Lee still managed to recreate something old and give it a new flair. Anyway, She’s Gotta Have It turned out to be one of those series that I was hoping would have a part 2. And I guess I wasn’t the only one to see things that way, because the show is coming back for a season 2!
Variety (@variety) reports, Netflix has given a second season order to the hour-long series She’s Gotta Have It, based on the 1986 movie that launched Spike Lee’s career as a filmmaker. The series, produced by Netflix, has been picked up for eight episodes. Spike Lee, Tonya Lewis Lee, Barry Michael Cooper, and Lynn Nottage are executive producers. The 10 episodes of season 1 on Netflix premiered on November 23rd. Spike Lee directed all 10 episodes.