9. She's Gotta Have It:
"I got a bad habit
Similar to the girl on She's Gotta Have It
I think with the brain and I whip behind the zipper
I'm living kinda good similar to Jack Tripper"
- Grand Puba, "All For One"
For all of Spike's strengths as a filmmaker, he has often met with criticism for his portrayal of women. He has—with some justice—been accused of having female characters who are either severely under-developed or stereotypes. A notable exception is Nola Darling, the focus of She's Gotta Have It. She is captivating and full of life and, as Puba alludes to here, unapologetically in control of her sexuality. She spends the majority of the movie openly juggling three boyfriends without apology or regret, and stays true to herself throughout.