Spike Lee to mount movie musical about the invention of Viagra

You’d be hard-pressed to discover a extra iconic duo: Spike Lee and … Viagra?

The legendary director has signed on to helm a musical movie about the origin story of the “little blue tablet,” the first drug to deal with erectile dysfunction. Lee, 63, partnered with British actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah to write the screenplay, whereas Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald, who created the Tony-winning manufacturing “Passing Strange,” are writing the rating.

In a wacky emailed assertion to Deadline, Lee waxed poetic about the upcoming musical venture.

“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. 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 An 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 “BlacKkKlansman” director declined to draw a private connection to the movie’s material, which was chronicled by journalist David Kushner for Esquire in a 2018 story titled “All Rise: The Untold Story of the Guys Who Launched Viagra.”

Viagra (the generic is sildenafil) was created in 1998 as a remedy for the remedy of chest ache associated to the coronary heart, thus by chance producing the revolutionary erectile dysfunction tablet. Today, medicine containing sildenafil are nonetheless thought-about applicable for some cases of coronary heart bother. As a vasodilator, its operate is to develop the vessels, which helps permit blood to pump the place you most want it (wink-wink).

An estimated one-third of men stay with ED, however the dysfunction is just not strictly outlined by docs. Because signs are sometimes prompted psychologically, not bodily, medicine like Viagra might not deal with the supply of frustration. And the drug is not with out its dangers. Researchers in Israel printed a research earlier this yr wherein they notice a sample of males who have been prescribed Viagra growing coloration blindness.

Fans are nonetheless pumped that the Oscar-winning filmmaker is launching a musical, not to mention on the topic of sexual dysfunction and prescribed drugs. But if we all know something about musicals, and Spike Lee joints, and Viagra’s results, the viewers can wager they’re in for the lengthy haul.

Joked one fan on Twitter, “It higher not last more than 4 hours.”

Source: nypost.com

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