Posts Tagged: luchadores

Masked Calling

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Over at Vice, Eric Nusbaum chronicles the life of Padre Fray Tormenta, Texcoco’s resident addict turned priest turned interim luchador enmascarado: In theory, a priest wearing a lucha libre mask sounds strange. But in the case of Padre Fray Tormenta, it looks and feels completely normal. Perhaps because he designed the mask himself. “The yellow,” […]

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¡Qué Vivan Los Exóticos!

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Mexico’s lucha libre—professional wrestling conducted by bombastic masked luchadores—is fairly well known in the United States. But many of us haven’t heard of los exóticos, gay luchadores who often wear makeup and make a show of flirting with their opponents. NPR has a killer story about the decades-old subculture, complete with pictures, a short film, and a […]

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