Spike Lee is preparing a Viagra musical

We expected it more on the Black Lives Matter side. Contrary to his long career, the American director embarks on a genre he hated as a child, to tell by singing and dancing the story of the little blue erectile pill.

“Singing and dancing about erectile dysfunction”, this is the last challenge that the American director Spike Lee intends to take up, never stingy with a new subject of controversy, s’amuse The mirror. The 63-year-old filmmaker has announced that his next film will be a musical about Viagra, Pfizer’s blue pill that corrects erectile dysfunction, which hit the market in 1998.

The director renowned for his films committed against racism, Do The Right Thing (1989) to BlacKkKlansman: I infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan (2018) through Malcolm X (1992), explained in a press release relayed by the American magazine Variety that he hated the musical genre as a child, when his mother would drag him to see these “Cheesy dance and sing”. But thank her today:

I’m finally going to enter my fourth decade as a filmmaker and I’m finally going to make a dance and song musical and I can’t wait. My mother has been waiting for TOO MUCH long time !!!”

Spike Lee has yet to give the film a title but he co-wrote the screenplay with the British playwright. Kwame Kwei-Armah, and is based on an article by journalist David Kushner published in 2018 in the magazine Esquire, intitulé “All Rise : The Untold Story of the Guys Who Launched Viagra”, which could be translated by “They all stand up for Viagra, the secret story of its invention”. The music is entrusted to Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald, the authors of the soundtrack of the multi-award-winning Broadway musical Passing Strange.

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