Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

October 29, 2017

Spike Lee's new "polyamorous, pansexual" Netflix series, "She's Gotta Have It"

Remember Spike Lee's movie She's Gotta Have It from 1986? Nola Darling, free and independent, juggled three male lovers; each was jealous of the others and wanted her all for himself. She finally gave up her lifestyle, chose one like she was supposed to, then announced she'd be celibate, and that didn't work either. Not exactly a poly-themed flick.

Now Lee is bringing Nola back in a Netflix series with the same name. It releases on Thanksgiving Day (November 23). Nola, played this time by DeWanda Wise, has the same three guys. The movie launched Lee's career; will his approach to multi-relationshipping have evolved in the last 31 years?

This series is going to affect us, because its publicity uses our identity and language front and center. “As a sex-positive, polyamorous pansexual,” Nola declares in the short promo below, “monogamy never even seemed like a remote possibility.”

Here's the full trailer they took that from:

She's certainly self-assured. “I’m not a freak, I’m not a sex addict, and I’m damn sure nobody’s property.”

We're also introduced to the three very different men:

This will be interesting — maybe a great solopoly representation, maybe a problem where we'll have to correct a public misuse of our defining term, maybe something else. More to come.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Though the ending was certainly a disappointment, it was still important for those of us trying to be poly in 1986.


October 29, 2017 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a good sign that she mispronounces "polyamory."

October 29, 2017 6:49 PM  

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