She's Gotta Have It trailer released by Netflix

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The 10-episode Netflix series remakes Lee's debut feature film, which was originally shot over the course of 10 days in a hot summer in 1986.

Spike Lee finessed his vintage classic film She's Gotta Have It into a Netflix series. But there's a almost unnoticeable adjustment there - the new Netflix trailer dubs Lee when he says "film" with the word "show".

Spike Lee has dug into his cinematic past - to his first full-length fiction joint, in fact - for this initial foray into TV courtesy of Netflix.

And things get particularly hectic on the personal side where Nola, played by DeWanda Wise, juggles all the lovers in her life, including Mars Blackmon, who would later become a big pitchman along with Michael Jordan after the success of the movie. It wastes no time establishing our protagonist: Her therapist deems her "insatiable", she self-describes as a "sex-positive polyamorous pansexual" who has little interest in monogamy.

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Nola's three Lovers: Greer Childs played by Cleo Anthony (Divergent), Jamie Overstreet played by Lyriq Bent (The Book of Negroes), and Mars Blackmon played by Hamilton alum Anthony Ramos are also introduced.

It's been 30 years, but Spike Lee is returning to the world of "She's Gotta Have It". Tonya Lewis Lee is Executive Producer.

"She's Gotta Have It" premieres November 23 on Netflix.

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