Portrait of the openly gay Mexican showfighter Cassandro in the last days of his career, also known as the Liberace of lucha libre.
As the son of a traditional Mexican family, Cassandro’s genderfunk has blown a breath of fresh air in the macho culture prevalent in Mexican free wrestling (lucha libre). Despite masculinity’s central role, Cassandro, with his long gowns and exuberant make-up, has proved himself in the ring, earning his spurs in a career spanning over 30 years.
However, the days are starting to leave its traces, and after countless fractures, concussions, and alcohol- and drugs abuse, his body has started to give in. We see a champion facing his imminent retirement and the consequential question: what is left of Cassandro without the spotlight?
A special screening in light of Pride week.