The “Cassandro” Biopic Celebrates Queer Liberation in Lucha Libre Culture

Gossip Bucket RSS Feed Cristina Escobar

Watch out! This post contains spoilers. Lucha culture may seem like an unlikely path for queer liberation, but that's only if you don't know the real-life story of Saúl Armendáriz, the "exótico" who turned wrestling in Mexico and north of the border upside down. He's the subject of the new Amazon film "Cassandro," played by Gael García Bernal; the movie also features Bad Bunny and Roberta Colindrez. It follows Armendáriz as he finds self-acceptance and uses his example to nudge Mexico into becoming more accepting. The film's star power echoes its subject, showing how celebrities can . . .

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