She deserves more and so do we

The Search For Nola Darling’s Soul, And Spike Lee’s Quest to Stifle It

Mild spoilers ahead

When She’s Gotta Have It was released in the summer of 1986 — it was an immediate hit with critics who embraced the small budget black-and-white dramedy with open arms. It was the very first offering from prolific filmmaker Spike Lee — and it solidified his signature moves and endearing love for painstakingly peeling off the…