“Mucho, Mucho Amor” the Walter Mercado documentary is coming to Netflix!
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/15/2020|
Anne Murray and Liberace's forbidden love child.
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I cannot wait!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/29/2020|
¡Ay, Díos mío!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/29/2020|
I don't know about the production quality of this doc, but I'll take it. La abuelita adored him while not for a moment thinking he was gay.
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Walter checked out last fall because he saw what 2020 would bring.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/29/2020|
Who is watching it today?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||07/08/2020|
Somebody call G's agent. She's tried everything else.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||07/08/2020|
Yass! Gracias for the reminder. Watching it now. Just began.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||07/08/2020|
I am SO watching this.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||07/08/2020|
I am making a coconut flan for this tonight!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||07/08/2020|
This is a great doc. He was a genuine sweetheart.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||07/08/2020|
I think Matt Damon should play that role. He's got experience playing a queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||07/08/2020|
I’ll watch this weekend, excited to see it!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||07/08/2020|
That Bakula manager is quite the villain!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||07/15/2020|
I really enjoyed it. He was a cutie.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||07/15/2020|
I thought it was boring as hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||07/16/2020|
When Alexis Mateo did Walter on Drag Race All Stars recently, I remembered Walter from my childhood in New Zealand. He was even known there. He had regular spots in the weekly tabloid mags. The documentary was a light and enjoyable watch. My Spanish husband had never heard of him! Seemed to be famous everywhere but España.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/01/2020|
The documentary is fairly interesting but pretty biased. No criticism of Walter for not reading the contract??? That being said, what kind of slimy lawyer would create such a restrictive, unfair contract to start with.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/03/2020|
Saw it - hard not to like him. Naive - but seems like a very decent, loving person. I’ll never understand these entertainment people who are bilked by shady lawyers and managers. But then I’m a finance guy so I enjoy this stuff. He was able to live out his life simply in PR with his non-sexual partner. His nieces deserved money - they were so good to him.
That house though! The eldergay hoarding prototype.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/03/2020|
I thought it was boring also, R16.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/03/2020|
I thought it was mildly interesting. Certainly not a waste of time. Although he seems to have been wildly popular, I had no idea who he was, I wasn’t his target demographic. But regardless...
He was an interesting guy, and I’m glad his mother loved him so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/03/2020|
R17 Your husband must have lived under a rock. Walter was famous across the entire Spanish-speaking world (and beyond), including Spain. Did you miss the Spaniard fan who traveled specifically to attend the event in Miami?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/09/2020|
He does come across as a genuine, empathetic man.
I totally understand why he was such a popular TV star
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/09/2020|
My hubby is Puerto Rican and said his mom would watch all the time
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People believe that the marginalized in society- fats, LGBTQ, gypsies, Wiccans, disabled, midgets- have magickal powers.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/09/2020|
When I was a kid, we had to be quiet when Walter came on the TV everyday. My mom just gave us the evil eye if we dared to breathe or make any kind of noise.
If she couldn't hear her horoscope that day? We knew we were gonna get it with la Chancla!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/09/2020|
[quote]Somebody call G's agent.
Don't bother. Matt Damon has a lock on the part.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/09/2020|
I found it a little too light and trivial. Walter was a weird figure for me as a kid because he was fetishized for his "magical" abilities, but, as the documentary touched on briefly, he was also the end of much homophobia. Women (mostly) loved him but men rolled their eyes and let their wrists drop in mockery. As a latino gayling, he and some drag queens were the only visible gay people we had on tv. Many of the people sanctifying him in the documentary were not old enough to really experience that dichotomy and mostly knew him from the relative safety of the diaspora. I guess I wanted to know more about the man and his struggles and less about how Lin-Manuel clutched on to him like a lifeline to a Puerto Rican connection.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/10/2020|
Interesting documentary. Was he asexual or closeted? I liked seeing glipses of his childhood photos. The family was poor, so how did Walter attend college?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/15/2020|
His name is an anagram..
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/15/2020|
It’s not Polly Bergen?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/15/2020|
[quote]No criticism of Walter for not reading the contract???
You'd think being a mind reader....psychic....fortune teller.....whatever.
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