Spike Lee is planning a musical about Viagra

US director and Oscar winner Spike Lee is working on his first musical, as the project’s producers announced today. The 63-year-old Lee, who is best known for his films about the experiences of black people in American society, deals with the topic of Viagra in this new form.

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The basis for the musical about the discovery and manufacture of the drug against erectile dysfunction is an article that appeared in the magazine “Esquire” in 2018 under the title “All Rise”, according to the producers. The drug came on the market in 1998 and was originally developed to treat chest pain associated with heart disease.

Lee grew up “hating musicals”

Lee said in a statement that despite his mother’s best efforts to do this, he grew up hating musicals: “In my fourth decade as a director, I end up doing a musical that is danced and sung.” The songs for the musical are by written by the duo who wrote the 2008 Tony Award-winning rock musical “Passing Strange” about the self-discovery of a black artist.

Oscar for “BlacKkKlansman”

Lee won his first Oscar in 2019 for the screenplay of the Ku Klux Klan satire “BlacKkKlansman”. His more than 50 feature films and documentaries include classics such as “Do the Right Thing”, “Malcolm X” and most recently “Da 5 Bloods”, a drama about veterans of the Vietnam War.

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