After 26 years of spinning dives and flying uppercuts on the ring, Cassandro, the star of the gender-bending cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers known as the Exoticos, is far from retiring. But with dozens of broken bones and metal pins in his body, he must now reinvent himself…
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Oh Marie, it was beautiful to see your achieved work after all those years following Cassandro. Mekas and the Kuchars live here with you in this portraiture. It has life bursting out through every pores.
No mortal machinations or prayers can overcome the sweeping tide of old age that degrades the body. A portrait of a man who willfully endures pain in his youth and pays for it over time. The camera's presence here is unmistakable, and Cassandro's mugging and monologuing reveals the heavy truth that he cannot handle the feeling of loneliness, and that cuts deep.