As I am now collecting these myself, I have more to share... and I thought it was time I got into a little more detail.
I've heard Mexican culture critics describe these as trash while at the same time acknowledging their worth as trash.
Personally, I don't subscribe to back-handed compliments like this. It comes from a school of thought that bases its criteria more on subject matter than methodology; a flawed, narrow approach. This is "trash" because it's sexual, violent, unashamedly lurid, and focuses on a strata of society that is grouped with rabid dogs and crack whores?
I reject the 'trash' label. These are works of art by extremely talented artists who deserve to be acknowledged for their brilliance.
They make you feel, think, and dream -- everything that the best art does.
Fuck the high and low.
This is simply damn good art.
Deal with it.
And lose the condescension.