APRIL MOVIE THON 2: Tubi Exclusive: Queen of Cocaine (2023)

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Griselda Blanco Restrepo was known as the Black Widow. She was a member of the Medellín Cartel and moved into power within the dangerous New York City cocaine game in the 1970s and her sons soon moved into the business. She fled to Columbia when nearly caught and then moved to Miami, where she was part of some of the most violent crime in the history of our country. In fact, she may be responsible for more murders than several serial killers put together.

Directed by Victoria Duley (Tubi originals Sins of the Father: The Green River Killer and Suburban Nightmare: The Mendenze Brothers; he also produced Gone Before Her Time: Brittany MurphyScariest Monsters In AmericaKilling Diana and several more Tubi originals) and writer Chip Selby (Branded & Brainwashed: Inside Nxivm), this has a lot of info in it, including an appearance by one of Blanco’s sons who was nearly killed by one of her commands. I’ve seen a lot of people complain that the narrator sounds like a voice from TikTok and not what you would expect from a bloody tale of the drug dealer who got Pablo Escobar started, but that’s what they decided on.

If you haven’t seen Cocaine Cowboys or any of the many documentaries about Miami’s drug scene, this would be a good start.

You can watch this on Tubi.

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