Kansas City's "Undefined Fashion Show" was off the chain. The Fashion King event took place…
Griselda Blanco held her own.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
MIAMI — If Scarface was a woman, it would be Griselda Blanco. Yours truly finally got a chance to descry the “Griselda” biopic series on Netflix and, even though it’s far from a coup de maître, it’s still a decent watch — especially if you’re a fan of grisly murders, drug trafficking, prostitution, and crack addiction. The Columbian-born crime boss (aka the Godmother) took over the Miami cocaine trade in the late ’70s and, in doing so, became the first to unionize drug dealers. Yep, Griselda amalgamated the city’s most ruthless street pharmacists and the syndicate would’ve succeeded had it not been for machismo and chauvinism. Nevertheless… after smuggling kilos of coke into the Sunshine State, the drug queenpin implored her brothel hookers to become the foundation of her business model. That means instead of vending on a street corner like a typical crack dealer, Griselda’s courtesans stashed cocaine packets in their bras then sold ’em to rich white folks at soirées.
Because many customers preferred to buy coke from beddable popsies, Griselda’s distribution system infuriated her male counterparts. Can’t blame the fellas for being jealous. After all, Griselda put clown suits on all of ’em. She even made male law enforcement officials look inept. After years of failed convictions, a female narc ended up taking over Griselda’s case.
Feeling threatened, a rival cartel offered Griselda a buyout of $15 million to give up her empire. But she turned it down. Threats and bullying tactics ensued. But Griselda didn’t budge. Instead, she recruited an army, extirpated her competitors, and became untouchable. It should be noted Griselda was the wife of a drug dealer, and she learned tricks of the trade from him. But — as soon as hubby became expendable — Griselda blew his brains out, uprooted their kids, fled to America, and the rest is history.
Sofia Vergara played Griselda and, even though she did a kick-ass job, the Columbian actress is simply too attractive for the role. Truth be told, the real Griselda is not that hot. Hell, she’s definitely below average. The makeup artist tried to make Sofia less fetching by applying layers of cosmetics to give her countenance an older, more ragged look. Sofia, 51, was also given a large snoot that rivals that of Toucan Sam. But, even with those alterations, Sofia still looks considerably better than Griselda.
Anyway, watch the 6-part series on Netflix and share your thoughts.
I’m gonna dock the show 2 popcorn bags for the following reasons:
– An uglier protagonist should’ve been casted.
– The director excluded Griselda’s prison romance with Charles Cosby — the Cocaine Cowboy.
Blog-O-Meter Rating: 3 outta 5 popcorn bags