In the 1980s, he was the guy Rolling Stone asked to reveal Times Square's sicko soul.
Here's a group of Democratic congresspeople endorsing my film "sicko" in the chambers of the House Judiciary Committee in 2007.
He directed and produced Roger Me, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, and sicko.
The craving and misery of an addict in need of a narcotic dose (1940s+ Narcotics)
[modern use of first sense from about 1955 is probably not a survival]