Heroin heroine

Catalina Sandino Moreno blows away drug-trafficking clichés in Maria Full of Grace


According to Hollywood, drug trafficking is sexy. The usual rock star portrayal of a smuggler invariably involves a take on that scene in Blow, when the tanned and beautiful Johnny Depp struts through airport security with suitcases full of Bolivian marching powder as “Black Betty” blasts in the background. Nothing against that film (or Ram Jam for that matter), it’s just refreshing to see a film depict the role of a mule for what it is: exploitative and dangerous grunt work. That’s what makes Maria …