She’s Gotta Have It, a ten-part Netflix update on Spike Lee’s original 1986 film, isn’t due out until November, and it’s still a toss-up whether it will address the topic of female sexuality more adroitly this time around. Only time will tell on that one, but Netflix did release some clips revealing the new cast.
Spike Lee’s iconic 1986 feature film debut She’s Gotta Have It—a rare coming-of-age tale about a black woman’s sexual exploration in 1980s Brooklyn that was widely raved about and also criticized—has gotten a 10-episode series order on Netflix, with Lee on board as director. Yikes.
Spike Lee is waking people up with the sound of his soothing voice in a new campaign radio ad endorsing Bernie Sanders.
Following the Hollywood diversity conversation could, at this point, be a full-time job. For Paris Barclay, the head of the Directors Guild of America, it already kind of is—and he’s really tired of the lack of action.
Following Jada Pinkett Smith’s criticism of this year’s Oscars for the Academy’s failure to recognize films made by and featuring people of color, Spike Lee announced on Martin Luther King Day that he would not be attending the award show.
The trailer for Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, Spike Lee’s documentary about the artist’s creative path from The Jackson 5 to Off The Wall, poses an interesting question: was he referencing Star Wars in his 1979 hit “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”? It seems like it to some.
The issue of gun violence in America remains raw and it’s particularly heart-wrenching for Jennifer Hudson, whose mother, brother and nephew were murdered in 2008. The singer/actress recently spoke about her role in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq in light of her family tragedy and the heightened focus on guns.
Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq—named after Chicago’s divisive alias—could have been released on any day in the past two years and been relevant. As is, the movie arrives the week after the city finally released footage of 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald taking 16 Chicago P.D. bullets to his grave.
Spike Lee appeared on a recent episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to talk about his new film, Chi-Raq. The movie is a modern re-telling of Lysistrata, an anti-war, ancient Greek comedy in which a woman convinces the other women in her city to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers until a peace treaty…
Okay, so when I first heard that Spike Lee was making a movie called Chi-Raq, I was a bit suspicious, given that his prolificacy makes him kind of hit-or-miss. Chiraq is a nickname for the parts of Chicago in which gun and gang violence are so rampant that they resemble a war zone. There are a whole, whole lot of…
On Sunday, after a flurry of secret emails, I entered a party I'd been awaiting since 2000—D'Angelo had released his third album, Black Messiah. Spike Lee, Penn Badgley, writer-director Nelson George and ?uestlove milled around New York City's Dream Hotel rooftop bar filled with hipsters, DJs and journalists,…
Little League phenom Mo'ne Davis has a book on the way entitled Mo'ne Davis: Remember My Name. Hitting shelves just in time for 2015's baseball season, the 13-year-old athlete is also starring in a car commercial directed by Spike Lee, who named his own daughter after the famous black baseball player, Satchel Paige.
Just give me a second here… *Wiping tears away dramatically*..... *wiping some more*..... Before clicking play, I didn't expect to be so moved by this Chevrolet ad featuring Little League force Mo'Ne Davis (they're purposefully playing on our emotions!), but it is indeed inspiring. And Spike Lee directed it.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of Spiky Lee's iconic Do the Right Thing, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art hosted a screening, reception, and Q&A with the director. Before the screening, however, Lee announced that there was a surprise in store for everyone—a video message from the POTUS and FLOTUS.
Spike Lee is sorry about that rape scene he wrote into She's Gotta Have It nearly 30 years ago, probably more so now that the show is poised for Showtime series reboot. Not to mention, you know, the expanding power of us women folk; feminism is a hot topic and we're running elections and entertainment these days.
The gods are smiling on us because Showtime is prepping a series based on Spike Lee’s second film, She’s Gotta Have It.
Spike Lee is ranting again, and this time the Do The Right Thing director is fussing about gentrification in New York.
This is not good. Sam Lufti, best known as the bizarre and controlling former manager of 2007 brokedown-palace edition Britney Spears, has got his claws into Amanda Bynes. Apparently he bought her the plane ticket back to L.A. after the bong-throwing incident and she's spoken to him on the phone since she was placed…
Boston's Kiss FM has cancelled a contest to get a picture backstage with Taylor Swift because the winner was a "creepy" 39-year-old man named Charles who intended to troll Swift after securing his victory with the help of 4chan, Reddit and spambot votes. Earlier this month, someone posted on behalf of ol' Chuck:
In addition to the double mastectomy that Angelina Jolie underwent in February, we learned in her New York Times op-ed, she also plans on having an oophorectomy — ovary removal surgery, a procedure recommended for high-risk women before the age of 40. Without this, her BRCA1 gene still places her risk of ovarian…