Netflix/David LeeShe’s Gotta Have It star DeWanda Wise is offering fans peace of mind after Netflix decided to cancel the Spike Lee series.
After news broke that the series, which stars Wise as Nola Darling, had been cancelled after just two seasons, Wise took to Instagram to share a cryptic, but hopeful message.
“‘Once you start to speak, people will yell at you. They will interrupt you, put you down and suggest it’s personal,” the actress begins, captioning an image and video from the series.
“And the world won’t end. And the speaking will get easier and easier. And you will find you have fallen in love with your own vision, which you may never have realized you had,” she continues. “And you will lose some friends and lovers, and realize you don’t miss them. And new ones will find you and cherish you.”
Quoting political activist Emma Goldman, Wise adds, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be part of your revolution” — seemingly referring to the way the series offers an important narrative on race, gentrification, sex and a black woman’s struggle.
“And at last you’ll know with surpassing certainty that only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking,” she concludes. “#AudreLorde Saying ‘Until’ to Nola Darling today.”
Lee’s series is a contemporary update of his 1986 indie film of the same name. It follows Nola, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties who’s struggling to define herself and relationships.
Although the She’s Gotta Have It will no longer continue at Netflix, Variety says that Lee is expected to shop the show to other outlets.
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