Here’s Why Spike Lee’s Newest Project Is Raising Eyebrows And Other Things…

No stranger to controversy, Spike Lee’s latest project is ruffling some feathers.

 

Famous for hit films like “School Daze,” “She’s Gotta Have It,” and more, the Oscar-winning director is working on a musical about Viagra. Yup, the wonder drug that helps you step your game up in the bedroom.

 

 

Inspired by a 2018 article “All Rise” [can you link to the article?], which details Pfizer discovered and promoted the drug, Lee is working alongside Kwame Kwei-Armah to write the project with Heidi Rodewald Stew Stewart penning the music.

 

Oddly enough, Lee released a statement to Deadline to thank his mother for the push.

 

“First And Foremost, I Thank Ms. Jacquelyn Shelton Lee,” said Lee in the statement. “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 continues:

 

“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.”

 

Even in 2020, we never saw this coming. Is it something you’ll support?

 

For More On Spike Lee:

You’ll Never Guess Who Told Spike Lee No to Starring in a Film | Read His Unreleased Movie Script Here

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