So I was particularly interested in Ian Markiewicz and Alexandria Hammond's documentary Lucha Mexico, which takes us into the wild world of Lucha Libre, and unmasks many of its greatest secrets. Taking an outsider's perspective, the film reveals the hard reality of what being a luchador is really like, and to nobody's surprise it isn't all glitz, glamour, and big money. There's a real dark side that comes with the fame, and we get to see a little bit of that from the perspective of stars such as Shocker, Blue Demon Jr., Sexy Star, and Jon Strongman.
I was fortunate enough to spend a few minutes talking with Markiewicz and Hammond about Lucha Mexico, their approach to the subject, and what they see as the differences between American and Mexican wrestling. You can check out that interview below and find my review of the film here!