A Viagra Movie Musical Is Being Made By Spike Lee


Viagra: The Musical is on the way. Well, it's not exactly the working title, but it does include film director Spike Lee, who is heading up this latest project.

Along with actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, Lee will be penning a movie musical screenplay about the origins of the erectile dysfunction medication, with Passing Strange duo Stew Stewart and Heidi Rodewald coming up with the score. The film about "the little blue pill" is based on a 2018 article in Esquire by David Kushner that dove into the history "of how an unlikely duo popped the top on a $3-billion-a-year industry."

In a nutshell, the drug (the generic version is called sildenafil) was originally being tested to treat chest pain by opening up blood vessels. When those blood vessels expanded, researchers noted that blood was then flowing to one place, in particular, thus helping men stand at attention once again.