Spike Lee’s "She’s Gotta Have It" Turns 25

By Salamishah Tillet | The Root

On the hot night of Aug. 8, 1986, a line of young black people wrapped around the corner of New York City’s Cinema Studio 1, eager to catch Spike Lee’s much-buzzed-about debut feature film, She’s Gotta Have It. Eighty-five hot and sexy minutes later, they weren’t disappointed with      Lee’s cinematic achievement.

The following day, the New York Times review said that the movie “has a touch of the classic.” And the Washington Post praised its “rare quality: a sense of place.”

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About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at Ms.blog, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

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