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Looking Back at Spike Lee’s She Gotta Have It and Nola Darling


Do you remember Spike Lee’s first movie She’s Gotta Have It from the mid 1980s?  Click here to read about Lee’s movie:’s_Gotta_Have_It.

It premiered to international audiences at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival and returned home with the Award of the Youth for Foreign Film.  It tells the story of Nola Darling, a graphic artist from Brooklyn.  Nola dates three men – Mars, Greer, and Jamie – at the same time and is unwilling to commit and choose just one. Her life choice creates drama when the three men decide they each want a monogamous relationship with her. 

What does Nola represent?

Do you think she was smart to claim her right to live her life the way she wanted to?

Do you think Nola was an archetype of feminine sexual independence?


September 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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