Wrestling is about as homoerotic as sports get.
So why has it taken so long to have a few out-queer wrestlers? Meet Saul Armendariz, better known by his stage name Cassandro, Mexico’s out-gay wrestling superstar. As a competitor in the Luca Libra wrestling circuit, Cassandro has earned the nickname the “Liberace of Luca Libre” courtesy of his outrageous, drag-inspired costumes.
Now Cassandro opens up about his life in the new documentary Cassandro the Exotico from director Marie Losier. The film details Cassandro’s rise as an out-gay sports superstar, and his final year in wrestling before retirement.
Cassandro the Exotico opens in New York July 19 before beginning a national rollout.