When the trailer for season 2 of She’s Gotta Have It dropped earlier this month I was SO excited. I’ll admit my focus pretty much all of the month of May has been consumed by Disney and Aladdin so I should’ve shared this sooner but, better late than never! I first learned about She’s Gotta Have it when I attended Curlfest in 2017. AND I got to meet Spike Lee in person! It was amazing to even be in the presence of that kind of creative energy.
I’m gonna admit I’ve never seen the movie. Don’t revoke my black card ya’ll. I missed out on a lot of black culture as a kid. Yet and still, season one of the Netflix series did not disappoint! I instantly fell in love with Nola’s fierce attitude and even more so, Mars Blackman. I was a binge watcher even back then (cmon I had a 5 month old!), so it feels like I have been waiting an eternity to see what’s next for Nola. Check out the trailer for season two… I liked what I saw.
A seriously sexy comedy and rousing celebration of female empowerment, She’s Gotta Have It Season 2 offers a timely and topical portrait of rising talents, with free-spirited artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) at the center. Struggling with newfound success this season, against a backdrop of black art and culture, Nola must decide if she will remain true to her creative ideals or give in to the corporate world. Her journey of self-discovery helps transform the lives of those around her, including friend and sometimes lover Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), who sets out to pursue his true passion of music as well as her inner circle of Opal (Ilfenesh Hadera), Greer Childs (Cleo Anthony), Jamie Overstreet (Lyriq Bent), Clorinda Bradford (Margot Bingham), Shemekka Epps (Chyna Layne) and Winnie Win (Fat Joe). Their journey expands to new destinations this season beyond their home base of Fort Greene, the vibrant Brooklyn enclave, that continues to evolve and change as gentrification remakes the neighborhood.
Doesn’t it look like Nola lowkey has her life together? She’s in a relationship, bonding with Opals daughter, and figuring out her art thing. I can’t wait to see a different side of her and I hope season two gives us just that. And I LOVE that her and Mars are still friends. I’m excited to see how that relationship has changed as well. I wasn’t feeling how she did him in season 1 ESPECIALLY after the Thanksgiving dinner fiasco. If Mars wasn’t hurt, my feelings were hurt for him! I guess she somehow made it right.
Let’s find out if Nola Darling really DOES have it all together when She’s Gotta Have It returns to Netflix on Friday, May 24th!