People had a lot to say about the reboot of Spike Lee’s “She’s Gotta Have It.” Some good, some bad. But when it comes to one secondary character, Raqueletta Moss, played by De’Adre Aziza, the consensus seems to be that we needed more of her.
And according to Shadow and Act, the people are going to get what they want. De’Adre Aziza has been promoted to a series regular for the second season of “She’s Gotta Have It” After all, her story was fascinating. If you’ll recall, Raqueletta Moss, who often referred to herself in third person, using her first and last name, was the principal at the school where a wayward Nola Darling found herself teaching art to a group of inner-city children.
She was the polar opposite of Nola. She was exceptionally organized, more corporate than artsy and she certainly didn’t come from the privilege Nola did. In fact, Raqueletta Moss was, as she describes herself, “the product of a cracked out mom who pimped her overdeveloped daughter” to support her drug habit.
Her childhood trauma is the reason she decided to refer to herself in third person, a coping mechanism she called it.
Refresh your memory with this scene below.
Spike Lee first discovered De’Adre Aziza, who also starred in VH1’s “The Breaks,” during her performance of Passing Strange. She would go on to receive a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.
In addition to Aziza, Chyna Lane, who plays the role of Shemekka Epps, Nola’s best friend who got the booty shots, will also return as a series regular.
Naturally, we all remember Raqueletta Moss. But I didn’t realize the fan love was so real. See what the people had to say about the consistent return of this character on the following pages.