Spike Lee to adapt ‘She’s Gotta Have it’ into TV series for Showtime

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Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' (Photo courtesy of  40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

Spike Lee's 'She's Gotta Have It' (Photo courtesy of 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks)

One of Spike Lee’s joints is being resurrected and adapted for the small screen.

His classic 1989 film, She’s Gotta Have It, has been picked up by Showtime network and is currently being developed into a comedy series. 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.

Will YOU be tuning into the TV adaptation of She’s Gotta Have it? If so, who do you think should be a part of the cast? Tell us below.

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