The BlacKkKlansman team previously made the daring Chi-Raq, now streaming on Amazon


There are so many streaming options available these days, and so many conflicting recommendations, that it’s hard to see through all the crap you could be watching. Each Friday, The Verge’s Cut the Crap column simplifies the choice by sorting through the overwhelming multitude of movies and TV shows on subscription services, and recommending a single perfect thing to watch this weekend.

What to watch

Chi-Raq, an offbeat adaptation of Aristophanes’ ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata, directed by Spike Lee and scripted by Kevin Willmott. Lysistrata is a play about women who collectively withhold sex from their male partners to pressure them into abandoning their war-making ways. This modernized version is set in a Chicago ravaged by gang…

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