GABBLER RECOMMENDS: Chi-Raq

A modern retelling of Lysistrata, Chicago females hold out to get their men in line–glazing over masturbation just as well as the ancient play. This idealized view of female power and ability is why it works better as a comedy than actual message–and why it works against Spike Lee’s attempt. Also, take note that the male’s name replaces the female’s in this version. Ahem.

Watch it for the poetry. Use subtitles if you can. Better than a “modernizing”/”gangsterizing” of Shakespeare, for sure.

 

[“BLA and GB Gabbler” (really just a pen name – singular) are the Editor and Narrator behind THE AUTOMATION, vol. 1 of the Circo del Herrero series. They are on facebook, twitter, tumblr, goodreads, and Vulcan’s shit list.]

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