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Cassandro the Exotico!

OT: Cassandro the Exotico!

Marie Losier // France, 2018
Documentary Feature // FF2018
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DOCUMENTARY A portrait of the Mexican drag queen/wrestler Cassandro and his retirement from the sport.”Exótico” is the name given to wrestlers who appear in drag. Saul Armendariz, better known as Cassandro, is one of the sport’s most successful protagonists. With magnificent mane, make-up and muscles, in 1992 the openly gay sportsman became the first Exotico to become world champion, a sensation at the time. But now, after 26 years’ hard fighting and numerous broken bones Cassandro has decided to hang up both his costumes and his wrestling boots. Director Marie Losier accompanied the final years of Cassandro’s career and gained unusual insights into an extraordinary personality.


Born in France, MARIE LOSIER (*1972) lives and works as a film-maker and curator in New York. Her film The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye won the 2011 Teddy Award at the Berlinale.



Cassandro the Exotico!

Documentary Feature

English, Spanish




73 min

OV with English subtitles

Marie Losier

Marie Losier, Antoine Barraud


Carole Chassaing, Antoine Barraud

Marie Losier

Ael Dallier Vega

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