Trailer Alert :: “Chi-Raq” from Spike Lee

CHI-RAQ Trailer from 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks on Vimeo.

Chi-Raq is an upcoming film directed by Spike Lee, based on Lysistrata, a Greek comedy by Aristophanes with the movie being written by Lee and Kevin Willmott.

It is set in Chicago and described as a satire and to have as a subject gang violence prevalent in some neighborhoods on the city’s south side. Long story short, they wimmins in the neighborhoods try and get brothers in Chicago to put the guns down by not giving up the poonani anymore until the violence stops.

In Lysistrata, Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace—a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes.

This will be interesting.