1 hr 33 min

Sicario Supercontext: an autopsy of media

    • Society & Culture

Sicario is a 2015 action/thriller about the difference between the drug war and the "War on Drugs." We look at its complex themes and try to understand arguments about its portrayal of a strong female character, as well as life on the other side of the border. 
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Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states Are My Methods Unsound? Why ‘Sicario’ Is the ‘Apocalypse Now’ of the Drug War Portrayal of Juárez in ‘Sicario’ Vexes Residents Trying to Move Past Dark Times Sicario’s Dirty War on Mexican Cartels is Not Yet Reality Sicario film-makers faced demands to change female lead role to a man The Problem With ‘Strong’ Women Women and Hollywood Not Very Ladylike: Gender Stereotypes and How Sicario Subverts the Trope of the ‘Badass Lady-Cop’ SPOILER ALERT: “SICARIO” FAILS THE BECHDEL TEST…BY A LOT   
 

Sicario is a 2015 action/thriller about the difference between the drug war and the "War on Drugs." We look at its complex themes and try to understand arguments about its portrayal of a strong female character, as well as life on the other side of the border. 
iTunes direct link
Google Play direct link
Additional Resources:
Federal agents conduct immigration enforcement raids in at least six states Are My Methods Unsound? Why ‘Sicario’ Is the ‘Apocalypse Now’ of the Drug War Portrayal of Juárez in ‘Sicario’ Vexes Residents Trying to Move Past Dark Times Sicario’s Dirty War on Mexican Cartels is Not Yet Reality Sicario film-makers faced demands to change female lead role to a man The Problem With ‘Strong’ Women Women and Hollywood Not Very Ladylike: Gender Stereotypes and How Sicario Subverts the Trope of the ‘Badass Lady-Cop’ SPOILER ALERT: “SICARIO” FAILS THE BECHDEL TEST…BY A LOT   
 

1 hr 33 min

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