Spike Lee is bringing his debut film, 1985′s She’s Gotta Have It, to the small screen. According to Deadline, Lee has signed a development deal with Showtime to adapt the movie into a 30-minute series. Lee will also write and direct the series.

She’s Gotta Have It was filmed over 12 days in 1985 and with a budget of $175,000. The film starred Tracy Camilla Johns as a young, sexually independent Brooklynite who juggles three suitors (Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Lee), ended up grossing $7,137,502 at the U.S. box office.

The new series will take on a contemporary look and will address issues of race, gender, sexuality, and of course the gentrification of Brooklyn.

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  • vintage3000

    I usually agree with Spike the loud angry Black man. But imo, he has been resting on his Brooklyn laurels for way too long and SGHI is a craptastic flick. With the exception of Malcolm X and Crooklyn, he is just not that great of a filmmaker. and this is just him recycling the novelty. Black people were not used to seeing ourselves in black and white, all artsy and ish. That was the main appeal of that movie at the time.

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