One of Spike Lee’s movies not dipped in struggle is set to get the primetime treatment, despite being nearly 30-years-old.
Showtime currently developing the 1989 film, She’s Gotta Have It into being a full series on the network. The movie was starred and directed by Lee, which revolved around an attractive, young Black female having a hard time juggling her trio of lovers in New York City.
Reports The Grio:
A pilot for the show is currently in the works, and the network will decide if it will make it to TV.
Lee is on board as the show’s director and writer — and he is expected to take a contemporary look at the film’s plot, cast and characters.
The movie, which is set in Brooklyn, explores the the story of one sexually liberated black female and the three suitors who hope to win her over. Embedded among the film’s scenes are special commentary and insight on a number of perspectives on race, gender, gentrification and sexuality.
Ultimately, She’s Gotta Make It arguably became one of Lee’s biggest hits, grossing over $7 million at the box office.
The film had heavy influence in the 1980s American Independent film movement, and it helped pave the way for other black films and filmmakers.
Seeing that it is airing on Showtime, She’s Gotta Have It should have no qualms in offering up the explicit details when it comes to the sex scenes. Just being Captain Obvious here.