Spike Lee is working on a movie about the violence on the South Side of Chicago, and many in my hometown aren't happy with the working title Chiraq, a mash-up of Chicago and Iraq. Supposedly Rahm Emanuel met with Lee to express his disapproval, but so far Lee is standing by it.

No details about the film, which may be a musical comedy based off of the Greek comedy “Lysistrata” but will not feature Kanye, were disclosed Thursday, but Lee reiterated the importance of it given a recent spate of shootings across the Chicago area, notably in the Englewood area.

Maybe a musical comedy based off Lysistrata? Hmm.