The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story is coming out in less than two weeks on Netflix, and now it finally has a trailer.
The three-part documentary series follows actress Kate del Castillo as she recounts her story of arranging a meeting with Joaquín Guzmán Loera, better known as El Chapo (a nickname that came from his height, 5’6”). El Chapo, the head of the Sinaloa Cartel, one of the most active drug cartels in the world, became interested in the actress after she posted an essay on Twitter.
The bizarre essay, which compared the Mexican government to the drug lord, asked El Chapo how cool it would be if he “started to traffic in goodness.” Castillo said she believed more in El Chapo’s power to do good than her government’s, and that the government was hiding things like the cure for cancer and AIDS. Glossing over the pretty weird idea of just asking a drug lord to give up dealing drugs and start trying to cure diseases, Castillo moved right ahead with the pretty weird idea of meeting up with said drug lord.
What followed was (huge surprise) a dangerous time for the actress, as she did end up meeting El Chapo, along with Sean Penn, for some reason. Here’s the official synopsis:
The Day I Met El Chapo is the biographical account of Mexican actress, Kate del Castillo. The three-part series tells Kate’s side of the story using never-before-seen footage and exclusive details of what led to the infamous meeting between one of the world’s most notorious drug lords, a Hollywood star and one of Mexico’s most famous television actresses.
You can watch the trailer above, and maybe you can piece it together better than we could. All episodes of The Day I Met El Chapo come out on Oct. 20.