Spike Lee Is Directing A Musical About Viagra

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Spike Lee Is Directing A Musical About Viagra

Spike Lee’s latest project is sparking quite the conversation already.

The Oscar-winning director is said to be working on a musical all about Viagra.

The inspiration for the musical comes from a 2018 article in Esquire called “All Rise,” which tells how Viagra was first discovered and promoted.

Kwame Kwei-Armah and Spike Lee are writing the project together while Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald will pen the music.

Interestingly enough, Spike Lee released a statement to Deadline and thanked his mother for pushing him to do musicals.





“First And Foremost, I Thank Ms. Jacquelyn Shelton Lee. I Thank My Late Mother For As She Would Say Taking “My Narrow,Rusty Behind” Dragging, Kickin’ And Screamin’ To The Movies When I Wuz A Nappy Headed Kid Growing Up In Da Streets Of Da People’s Republic Of Brooklyn. I Did Not Want To See Corny People Singin’ And Dancin’. I Instead Wanted To Play With My Friends On Da Block, Stoop Ball, Stick Ball, Punch Ball, Soft Ball, Basketball, 2 Hand Touch, Tackle Football, Coco Leevio, Johnny On Da Pony, Hot Peas And Butter, Crack Top, Down Da Sewer And Of Course-Booty’s Up.”

He continued:

“All The Great New York City Street Games That Might Be Sadly Lost Forever. My Father, Bill Lee, Jazz/Folk Bassist,Composer HATED HollyWeird Movies, Henceforth And What Not, Me Being The Eldest Of 5 Children I Became Mommy’s Movie Date. She Was A Cinefile. Thank You Lawdy She Didn’t Listen To My Ongoing Complaints About Musicals. So Finally Going Into My 4th Decade As A Filmmaker I Will Be Directing A DANCIN’,ALL SINGIN’ MUSICAL Spike Lee Joint And I Can’t Wait. My Moms Has Been Waiting TOO!!! And Dats Da Rodgers And Hammerstein Truth, Ruth.”

The musical comes shortly after the release of his film Da 5 Bloods on Netflix. It marked one of the final projects that late actor Chadwick Boseman starred in before passing away from colon cancer earlier this year. He revealed that he had no idea Chadwick Boseman was privately fighting the battle.





He said recently:

“He did not look well, but my mind never took that he had cancer. It was a very strenuous shoot. I mean, we all didn’t get to Vietnam until the end of the movie at Ho Chi Minh City. But that other stuff, the jungle stuff, was shot in Thailand. It was 100 degrees every day. It was also at that time the worst air pollution in the world.”

“I understand why Chadwick didn’t tell me because he didn’t want me to take it easy. If I had known, I wouldn’t have made him do the stuff. And I respect him for that.”

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Authored by: Char Patterson