Chi-Raq’s Teyonah Parris and Spike Lee

5 min 7 yrs

This Friday, the newest Spike Lee’s joint Chi-Raq will open up in theaters. Based on the classic Greek comedy, Lysistrata, this modern day adaptation tells the story of Lysistrata (Teyonah Parris) who tries to persuade other frustrated women to abstain from sex until their men agree to end the senseless cycle of violence in Chicago. I recently sat down with actress Teyonah Parris and director Spike Lee, as part of a media roundtable, to talk about this exciting movie.