Gael Garcia Bernal Performs a Fabulous Drag Queen Wrestler within the First Trailer for ‘Cassandro’


If it seems like Gael Garcia Bernal’s profession has cooled down a bit of since his string of arthouse hits within the mid-aughts (if simplest as a result of he turns out to prioritize attention-grabbing tasks over high-profile ones), be expecting issues to warmth up for him once more with the discharge of Cassandro subsequent month, which is already producing awards buzz. Garcia Bernal stars as luchador Saul Armendáriz within the biopic, which simply launched its first trailer, having premiered to rave critiques at Sundance again in January.

Directed by means of Oscar-winning brief documentarian Roger Ross Williams, (that is his first fiction characteristic), Garcia Bernal performs Armendáriz, an openly-gay luchador grew to become exótico, a type of drag queen model of luchadores. Cassandro follows Armendáriz’s adventure from El Paso child to masked luchador (to start with as a villain personality created by means of Rey Mysterio) to a flamboyant and unmasked exótico named Cassandro. As Cassandro (a reputation reportedly borrowed from a Tijuana brothel keeper), Armendáriz went directly to grow to be probably the most well-known exóticos of all time.

Gael García Bernal in Cassandro.Courtesy of Amazon High Video

No longer strangely, the movie seems like a large birthday party, and the best bilingual exhibit for Bernal’s vary and magnetism. This time round he stars reverse Roberta Colindrez, Perla De L. a. Rosa, Joaquín Cosío, Raúl Castillo and Dangerous Bunny, plus the inevitable cameos from well-known luchadores enjoying themselves. The movie is ready to be launched September twenty second on High Video and per week earlier than that during restricted theaters on the peak of awards season.

“Bernalaissance” would possibly now not have the similar ring to it as McConnaissance or Brendannaissance, but when he does after all get that Oscar nomination, it’ll be a second a few of us had been looking forward to since his break-out flip in Y Tu Mamá Tambien greater than twenty years in the past, in some of the absolute best motion pictures of the early 2000s.



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