She’s Gotta Have It, Mo’ Better Blues, Do
the Right Thing, Jungle Fever, Crooklyn, Girl 6, He Got Game, Summer
of Sam, 4 Little Girls, Bamboozled.
These are the titles from my films. I have always felt it’s very
important what you name your film. This summer my 18th feature film
will be released: She Hate Me. Once again
I feel another provocative title. The following scene from the film
helps explain the naming of this film.
INT. STARBUCKS – DAY
Jack and Vada sit in a Starbucks that is directly across the street
from the Hygeia building.
Vada, I got a new name for Fatima. Remember the crazy brother from the
That fake, NFL, bogus, football, wrestling Vince McMahon doo-doo, ca-ca
merde turd, bullshit and now defunct league.
You got it. Fatima’s new name is SHE HATE ME.
Oh snap! When I saw HE HATE ME on the back of that brother’s football
jersey the first thing I thought was I know his Mom’s didn’t
name him that. My second thought was this was genius. Pure genius. What
is his name?
Where is he now?
Out of football. Gone but not forgotten. He Hate He, Fatima—She
Hate Me. Like Mary J. Blige sings, “Hateration.”
Fatima, didn’t and still doesn’t feel that way about you.
She told me so herself.
Hold up. Hold up. What do you mean She Hate Me told you herself? You
been holding out on your boy?
When you refused to talk to her, answer her numerous calls, letters,
Emails, FedEx packages, she called me up one day and asked if I could
help arrange a meeting. Of course I told Fatima…
…She Hate Me.
…She Hate Me that I couldn’t do that. You were in a deep
hurt and when you were ready to acknowledge her existence on this planet
you would and not a millisecond before that. She Hate Me respected that.
You fronted. You played me.
Y’know what Jack?
She Hate Me’s friend was fine as wine.
I can’t really blame She Hate Me. Listen, bro’ it could
have been worse.
You could have barged in with her getting boned by some big Mandingo,
NFL, 300-pound Defensive lineman,
INT. FOOTBALL LOCKEROOM – DAY
Fatima is getting it doggy style from WARREN SAPP.
Warren Sapp, Tampa Buccaneers All-Pro Defensive Lineman
CLOSE – JACK’S FACE
His face is twisted with torment.
C’mon which is worse? Right or wrong?
It coulda been worse.
ANGLE – TWO SHOT
Why all this stuff about She Hate Me?
She Hate Me is back in the picture. Her and her new lover paid me to
The complete script of She Hate Me was
written by Michael Genet and Spike Lee based on a story by Mr. Genet.