In conversations with Sabrina, Saúl toggles between English and Spanish, reserving the latter for colloquialisms or teasing, and the mixture gives their dialogue an organic rhythm.
He uses the same blend of languages with his lover, Gerardo (Raúl Castillo), a married luchador with kids whom Saúl sees in secret.
and AIDS panic was at its shrillest, and although the real-life Cassandro was sometimes rebuffed by homophobic opponents, the movie never mentions the epidemic.
“Don’t you think he’s sexy?” Saúl says, referring to Cassandro as if he were a third person who might join them.
The trouble is that lucha libre, built on glitz, is anything but naturalistic.
Bernal, Sabrina, Saúl, Gerardo, Raúl Castillo, reinvents, Cassandro, Williams, David Teague