Sicario - Supercontext: an autopsy of media

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     
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