Feature narrative


United States – 2023


Gael García Bernal stars in this biographical feature about Saúl Armendáriz, a gay amateur wrestler from Juárez, Mexico, who achieved international stardom after creating the exótico character Cassandro, Lucha Libre wrestling's answer to Liberace.
Exóticos were unmasked, stereotypically feminine characters the public loved to hate, and they never won a fight. But with Saúl's debut as Cassandro, he turns macho culture upside down and his life as well. With Cassandro's rising stardom, how can Saúl find balance in his relationship with his mother - and Gerardo, his secret lover?


  • Director

    Roger Ross Williams

  • Cast

    Gael García Bernal
    Roberta Colindrez
    Perla De La Rosa
    Joaquín Cosío
    Raúl Castillo
    Bad Bunny

  • Duration

    99 min.

  • Language

    English and Spanish

  • Subtitles

    Spanish dialogue with English subtitles