Real Life Superhero’s Take On Some Real Life Issues in Super Amigos

mexicanwrestlingmasks.jpgWhile i’m on the theme of wrestling, here’s an interesting doc to be screened at this years Hot Docs Film Festival. ‘Super Amigo’s’ follows five mexican wrestlers as they battle super villians in the ring by day, and fight against social injustices at night. With names like Fray Tormenta, Super Gay, Super Barrio, Super Ecologista and Super Animal, you know these guys mean business. Sort of a Nacho Libre meets The Three Amigos, but real! The trailer is now online, and it looks pretty fun. They’ve set up these characters as real life superheros, taking on such issues as human rights, homophobia and animal rights, but with a comic book twist. I think it’s a pretty neat way to use the juxtoposed tones to really put things into perspective. You can read more about the film at the official Super Amigo’s website, including some pretty good biographies of each hero and which social injustice they represent. I think this could be the first documentary to spawn action figures and trading cards, as long as March of the Penguins doesn’t beat them to the punch! Super Amigo’s Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments section!

Related Link: Super Amigo’s Official Website


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