A Viagra Movie And Musical Is Being Made


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

Along with actor and playwrightKwame Kwei-Armah, Lee will be penning a movie musical screenplay about the origins of the erectile dysfunction medication, with Passing Strange duoStew StewartandHeidi Rodewaldcoming up with the score. The film about "the little blue pill" is based on a 2018 article in Esquire byDavid Kushnerthat 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.

Source: The Guardian