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“Mucho, Mucho Amor” the Walter Mercado documentary is coming to Netflix!

¡Siiiiiiiiii, hunty!

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by Anonymousreply 3208/15/2020

Anne Murray and Liberace's forbidden love child.

by Anonymousreply 106/29/2020

I cannot wait!

by Anonymousreply 206/29/2020

¡Ay, Díos mío!

by Anonymousreply 306/29/2020

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.

by Anonymousreply 406/29/2020

Walter checked out last fall because he saw what 2020 would bring.

by Anonymousreply 506/29/2020

Who is watching it today?

by Anonymousreply 607/08/2020

Somebody call G's agent. She's tried everything else.

by Anonymousreply 707/08/2020

Yass! Gracias for the reminder. Watching it now. Just began.

by Anonymousreply 807/08/2020

I am SO watching this.

by Anonymousreply 907/08/2020

I am making a coconut flan for this tonight!

by Anonymousreply 1007/08/2020

This is a great doc. He was a genuine sweetheart.

by Anonymousreply 1107/08/2020

I think Matt Damon should play that role. He's got experience playing a queen.

by Anonymousreply 1207/08/2020

I’ll watch this weekend, excited to see it!

by Anonymousreply 1307/08/2020

That Bakula manager is quite the villain!

by Anonymousreply 1407/15/2020

I really enjoyed it. He was a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 1507/15/2020

I thought it was boring as hell.

by Anonymousreply 1607/16/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1708/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1808/03/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1908/03/2020

I thought it was boring also, R16.

by Anonymousreply 2008/03/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2108/03/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2208/09/2020

He does come across as a genuine, empathetic man.

I totally understand why he was such a popular TV star

by Anonymousreply 2308/09/2020

My hubby is Puerto Rican and said his mom would watch all the time

by Anonymousreply 2408/09/2020

People believe that the marginalized in society- fats, LGBTQ, gypsies, Wiccans, disabled, midgets- have magickal powers.

by Anonymousreply 2508/09/2020

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!

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by Anonymousreply 2608/09/2020

[quote]Somebody call G's agent.

Don't bother. Matt Damon has a lock on the part.

by Anonymousreply 2708/09/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2808/10/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2908/15/2020

His name is an anagram..

by Anonymousreply 3008/15/2020

It’s not Polly Bergen?

by Anonymousreply 3108/15/2020

[quote]No criticism of Walter for not reading the contract???

You'd think being a mind reader....psychic....fortune teller.....whatever.

by Anonymousreply 3208/15/2020
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