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A Sex Strike to Nowhere

Lysistrata, the character from the Aristophanes play of the same name, declared a sex strike to try to stop a devastating war in ancient Greece.Alyssa Milano, the actress and political activist, declared a sex strike to try to stop Georgia from protecting unborn children in the womb.The state just passed and signed into law a so-called heartbeat bill to outlaw abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. This led Milano to conclude that women can’t risk pregnancy until further notice, and tha...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, Greece, Alyssa Milano, Georgia, United States, Lysistrata, John Roberts, Roe, Milano

The 7 Best Wesley Snipes Movies

The 7 Best Wesley Snipes Movies Wesley Snipes is known the world over for his portrayal of the titular half-vampire vampire hunter in Blade and its sequels as well as Sidney Deane, one of the central characters in White Men Can’t Jump . Deservedly so; ask just about anyone familiar with Snipes and they will refer to one or both as his best work to date. But even those films aside, his filmography is rich. He is as suited to comedy as he is action. Regardless of genre, he wholly commits ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Movies, Robin Williams, New York City, Chicago, Article, Guillermo Del Toro, Stanley Kubrick, Woody Harrelson, Spike Lee, Sylvester Stallone, Rosie Perez, Wesley Snipes, Purchase, Samuel L Jackson

Broadway's New Princess Elsa Is Absolute Fire (And Ice)

Big news, “Frozen” fans and their legal guardians. Last year, we learned the much worshipped and irrationally catchy Disney musical would grace the Broadway stage in the spring of 2018. Today, Disney Theatrical Productions announced the cast of the highly anticipated production. Meet your newest Disney princess.  Playing Elsa, the role immortalized by Idina Menzel, is vocal powerhouse Caissie Levy. Like Menzel, Levy has previously played Elphaba in “Wicked.” Her other roles include Fantine in “...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, News, Disney, Levy, Performing Arts, Broadway, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Anna, Denver, Huffington Post, Wicked, Lysistrata, Priscilla Frank, Olaf

Can Wonder Woman Help Hillary Clinton Win the Presidency?

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman, the movie, to be released in 2017, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Today, Friday, October 21, 2016, Wonder Woman turns 75. Or we should say, 75-going on-5,000, and that is on the young side of the guestimate. In reality, Princess Diana's origins are premised on a mytho-historical race of women warriors dating to at least 500 BCE, but much further into the Neolithic past than we today know. However, despite her ancient stature and age, Wonder Woman remains amon...
Tags: Isis, News, Greece, Lgbt, Superman, Dc Comics, US, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Cameron, Diana, Batman, Dc, Marstons, Thor, Sigourney Weaver

What's new on Amazon Prime in February 2016? 7 movies to stream on instant video

See the 7 best movies coming to Amazon's streaming service next month, including a Spike Lee joint and some film favorites. Feb. 5: Spike Lee's modern adaptation of the Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.
Tags: Amazon, Spike Lee, Aristophanes, Lysistrata

Review: “CHI-RAQ” Suffers From An Identity Crisis

  Teyonah Parris as Lysistrata (2nd from left) leads her army of Black women in a sexual strike in “Chi-Raq”   It’s taken me days to write this for reasons beyond still riding high off of the debut for The Force Awakens. Yes, I’ve begun my observation on Chi-Raq, the new film from auteur director Spike Lee, whose sensibilities are all over his latest foray in good ways and bad, by mentioning another film that you cannot escape. They are similar in another regard as Chi-Raq and the new Star War...
Tags: Chicago, Athens, Spike Lee, Matthew Libatique, Satire, Angela Bassett, Wesley Snipes, Samuel L Jackson, Hudson, Dave Chappelle, Film/tv, Black Film, Chiraq, Teyonnah Parris, Nick Cannon, Aristophanes

Not just in the movies: In "Chi-raq" the sex strike is...

Sex strikes, like the one in "Chi-raq," can be powerful motivators - at the very least, they're great for publicity Women have withheld sex to achieve everything from an end to violence to a decent water supply. Sometimes it worked In Lysistrata , a 2,500-year-old Greek play by Aristophanes, the eponymous heroine convinces the women of Athens and Sparta to withhold sex from their husbands until a peace treaty between the warring city-states is signed.
Tags: Athens, Lysistrata, Sparta, Chi