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‘Cassandro’ Sundance Review: Gael Garcia Bernal Gives The Gay Lucha Libre Icon His Due

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PARK CITY – If someone were to tell you an out-and-proud wrestler in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s Lucha libra scene became not only a title holder but a public sensation you might not believe it.

A gay wrestler? In “macho” Mexico, no less? Even in the U.S., the first WWE publicly gay wrestler didn’t arrive on the scene until 2012.

But “Cassandro,” the subject of the new drama that debuted at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival tonight, was that and so much more.

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