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Netflix no longer knows the need for her

Photo: David Lee (Netflix)

After two seasons on the streaming waves, Netflix has decided that it no longer needs Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It a television adaptation of her original 1

986 movie. Participants DeWanda Wise, Anthony Ramos, Lyriq Bent and Cleo Anthony, the show (like the movie) centered on Wise's Nola, a young Brooklynite juggling the attention of three different men and a woman, along with her desire for sexual independence. [19659004] It is a condition that we (and Lee) struggled with; In its pre-air writing of the season, our own Ashley Ray-Harris called "perhaps Lee's best work for decades," and especially promises Wise to give "a brilliant, moving performance". Common episode reviewer Ali Barthwell was less effusive, however, did several episodes to be pedantic, dour or dated, and found the finale of rooted in Nola's point of view to give a clear picture of more nuanced dynamics. (At the same time, the second season of the show, which moved across the source material of the original movie, was apparently even worse.) As Lee's first real-life experiment in serialized TV she will get it likely to go somewhere between a milestone and a footnote, but no matter, it is now over – although streaming service content honcho Ted Sarandos was quick to note that Lee is a "genius filmmaker" still working on another movie for the company, titled Da 5 Bloods .

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