Gay luchador Saúl Armendáriz is an LGBTQ icon, bringing much-needed representation that changed the lives of many folks around the world. Roger Ross Williams’ Cassandro brings that story to the silver screen to provide a deeper look into the man behind the makeup. The screenplay that he wrote alongside David Teague plays it a bit too safe by biopic tropes, especially considering the rulebreaker that it chronicles the life of.

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‘Cassandro’ looks at the rise of Saúl Armendáriz in the lucha libre wrestling scene

'Cassandro' Gael García Bernal as Saúl Armendáriz in an animal print costume, throwing his arms up in the air
Gael García Bernal as Saúl Armendáriz | Courtesy of Sundance Institute

In the lucha libre wrestling scene of Juárez, Mexico, Saúl (Y tu mamá también actor Gael García Bernal) plays the character El Topo, a generic, masked runt who loses every match. However, he’s tired of playing the runt and wants to finally be the victorious man on the stage. Saúl seeks out a new trainer in Sabrina (Roberta Colindrez), who gives him the idea to create a new exótico character – an unmasked, effeminate character that audiences jeer. The only issue is that exóticos never get to win their matches.

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