If you saw the first Cocaine Cowboys
then you already know, looks like they have more stories for a part two when the godmother gets down with a Oakland street hustler.
In this documentary sequel to the film that followed the development of the cocaine trade in 1980s-era Miami, filmmaker Billy Corben
details the rise of Oakland, CA-based cocaine dealer Charles Cosby
, who went from small-time drug slinger to multi-millionaire in a matter of months.
Back in the early ’90s, Cosby was selling ounces on the street and struggling to survive. Later, after writing a fan letter to “Cocaine Godmother” Griselda Blanco, who was serving a sentence in a federal prison, Cosby and Blanco struck up a lucrative partnership. Just six short months later, Cosby and Blanco were lovers, and the former fan now placed in charge of Blanco’s 40-million-dollar a year cocaine business. But over the years, Blanco had earned the nickname “The Black Widow” for her propensity to drain men dry and permanently dispose of them when they ceased to be of use to her.
Before long, Blanco becomes obsessed with ensuring that Cosby is faithful to her, and the former small-time drug dealer finally begins to realize that he may have inadvertently gotten in over his head.
Films documentary is set to premier at the CineVegas Film Festival
on Friday, June 20th, and hits the streets in DVD form July 29th.