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ABOUT

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Artwork by Adam Junod Design

Photos by Michael Wise II

Lucha VaVOOM: Inside America’s Most Outrageous Show is the documentary that explores the fascinating cast of characters behind Lucha VaVOOM -- an enthralling combination of high-octane Mexican wrestling, retro-style burlesque dancing, and witty commentary provided by Hollywood’s most celebrated comedians.

Discover how this family of wildly creative and passionate performers from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender orientations come together to create a unique shared experience. As the costumes, alter egos, and flamboyant performances are put on display, these masked marvels reveal their truest selves, offering up stories of perseverance, equality, and self-acceptance.

Lucha VaVOOM: Inside America’s Most Outrageous Show takes you onstage, backstage, and into the minds of the wrestlers, dancers, and producers who provide a show that is not only entertaining, but has the power to change people’s perspectives.

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FEATURING

JOEY RYAN
Joey Ryan grew up idolizing wrestlers in the1980s -- from Hulk Hogan to Jake "The Snake" Roberts -- so he chased his dreams and became one of the biggest, sleaziest, and most disgusting bad-boy wrestlers in the business today. But in a world where professional wrestlers have become more like costumed MMA fighters, can a character like Joey Ryan survive outside of Lucha VaVoom?

MARAWA THE AMAZING
Powerful, beautiful, and holder of 12 world records for hula hooping, Marawa the Amazing has a hard time setting limits for herself. Instead of choosing one of the hula hooping routines that scored her international fame on Arab's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, and America’s Got Talent, she’s bringing in a new act: rollerskating in the ring... while busting a piñata… in the air. Here’s hoping everything goes as planned.

CASSANDRO EL EXOTICO
Cassandro el Exotico is a paradox: a queer performer who’s become a superstar in the hyper-masculine worlds of Lucha Libre wrestling and Latino culture. But at 48 and after years of high-impact wrestling has taken a toll on his body, Cassandro finds himself at a crossroads. Should he continue fighting to be the "Queen of the Ring" and risk permanently damaging his body, or face a retirement where he may be forgotten forever?

KARIS WILDE
With her sleek body and sensual moves, genderqueer performer Karis Wilde knows how to turn on a crowd. When she enters the ring at Lucha VaVoom and delivers the ultimate striptease, she easily disrupts the audience's heteronormative expectations, shattering them in the most fantastic way possible. The risk? That in this world of macho Mexican wrestling someone might turn on her in a heartbeat.

RITA D'ALBERT
One of the two masterminds behind Lucha VaVoom, Rita D’Albert is the founding burlesque dancer and public face for the show. Though a seasoned producer and performer for both Lucha VaVoom and mainstream Hollywood events, things seldom go smoothly when dealing with this many personalities… especially when her father unexpectedly arrives for one of the performances.

VIOLET CHACHKI

Winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season seven, Violet Chachki is also one of Lucha VaVoom's star aerialists. Like the audience, she’s an outsider to this world, but through her performances she connects the dots between drag performers, Lucha Libre wrestlers, burlesque dancers, and circus artists -- and how they all come together to make one of the craziest "found families" ever assembled.

BLAINE CAPATCH

Host / Comedian

POUBELLE TWINS

Performers

DIRTY SANCHEZ

Wrestler

PEACHES

Musician

JESSABELLE THUNDER Dancer

HEiNO!

German Legend

ALMITA ORDONEZ

Performer

MAGNO

Wrestler

THE CRAZY CHICKENS

Wrestlers

BONITA LA BELLE

Dancer

LIL CHOLO

Wrestler

LUCY FUR

Dancer

JEFF B. DAVIS

Guest Host / Comedian

CANDICE LERAE

Wrestler

CHOCOLATE CALIENTE

Wrestler

NIKKI THE NY KNOCKOUT

Wrestler*

KIKUTARO

Wrestler

MOANA SANTANA

Dancer

EL PLATANITO

Wrestler

KITTEN DE VILLE

Dancer

REY HORUS

Wrestler

Plus, watch appearances by Tom Kenny, Ron Funches, Brian Posehn, Drew Carey, Greg Proops, Dana Gould, Leigh Acosta, Kitten de Ville, Kate Minwegen, El Presidente, Amazona, Dr. Maldad, Boby Zavala, The Lil Homies, Veronica Yune, Michelle L'Amour, Kristina Nekyia, Katarina Waters, Carolina Cerisola, Diamondback Annie, Lux LaCroix, Mei Wang, and more.

Cast Photos by Michael Wise II

*Photo by Timothy Norris

 

SOUNDTRACK

The original motion picture soundtrack for Lucha VaVOOM: Inside America's Most Outrageous Show is now available for download and includes 27 original songs featured in the film by composer David Hlebo and the "Lucha VaVOOM Theme" by Mark Rivers.

Download or preview the soundtrack on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and CDBaby

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From the composer, David Hlebo: Eclecticism in art and in life is such a beautiful concept... The score for 'Lucha' is extremely eclectic... many musical genres and time periods are on display here... The movie has multiple performers/artists that wind up revealing their own commitment to eclecticism... Eclecticism is not concerned about submission to rules or doctrines but tries to synthesize multiple concepts to create something unique... As a little boy who so enjoyed listening and absorbing a myriad of musical styles that were ever evolving, this film confirms the fluidity of human nature... The goal here was to capture the essence of "Lucha VaVoom" in music… ”Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life.” - Oscar Wilde

1. Introduction

2. Joey Ryan

3. Miss Rita

4. Marawa The Amazing

5. Hula Hooping

6. Cassandro el Exotico

7. Karis Wilde

8. First Impression

9. Unmasked

10. The History of Lucha VaVOOM

11. Doors Open

12. The Art of Burlesque

13. Getting My Hair Done

14. Blaine Capatch

15. Representing Myself

16. The Wrestlers

17. HEiNO!

18 Not My Amigo

19. Before The Show

20. Unmasked (Reprise)

21. Marawa Performs

22. Wrestling vs. Drag

23. Karis Performs (Part 1)

24. Karis Performs (Part 2)

25. Cassandro's Destiny

26. Pure Escapism

27. The Epilogue

28. “Lucha VaVOOM” Theme - By Mark Rivers

 

BACKSTAGE WITH HEINO!

Meet the cast of Lucha VaVOOM when German superstar HEiNO! goes backstage to interview the show’s wrestlers, dancers, and comedians. Guests include wrestlers Joey Ryan, Cassandro el Exotico, Chocolate Caliente, Dirty Sanchez, The Crazy Chickens, dancers Kitten de Ville, Lucy Fur, and Lux LaCroix, comedians Blaine Capatch and Tom Kenny and many more.

Follow HEiNO! on Instagram and Twitter​.

 

QUOTES

"I love Lucha VaVoom. It's seriously crackers and great fun."

Eric Idle

(Monty Python)

"It's enough to make even the most jaded Hollywood insider jump up and yell "Smackdown!"

Rolling Stone

"A madcap mix of Mexican wrestling, comedy, and vintage burlesque. I love, love, love it."

Vanity Fair