Cassandro, a movie by Roger Ross Williams

Cassandro
Coming Soon

Roger Ross Williams is set to release his first scripted feature, CASSANDRO, in 2023 with Amazon Prime Video. The film about an openly gay, cross-dressing Lucha Libre wrestler, stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Bad Bunny.

Roger Ross Williams on set

Roger Ross Williams about Cassandro:

“I have always been attracted to telling the stories of outsiders. The remarkable real-life tale of Cassandro, a gay Mexican wrestler who lives on the border of the US and Mexico, immediately grabbed me. Here was a true outsider, a homosexual man in a deeply Catholic culture who rose to fame in the macho world of Lucha Libre wrestling, not by hiding his sexuality, but by making it central to his performance.

My own life experience as a gay, black man has made me realize the importance of telling stories we don’t usually hear. Movies can be a chance to bring people together – to let the marginalized know that they are not alone, and to show that we all face universal struggles, regardless of skin color, nationality, or sexuality.”

Traveling while black