[Video Link] Filmmaker Kevin Gordon says:
The wrestler Blue Demon Jr. carries the mantle of the legendary luchador Blue Demon (who he says is his adoptive father). He sees his role as part of a larger mission to speak up for Mexican immigrants. Blue Demon Jr.’s feud with Oliver John [who plays the anti-immigrant leader of the Border Patrol tag team] is an allegory for the political battles being fought right now across this country. After years of feeling under attack by oppressive laws, heightened deportations and xenophobic language in the media, the audience watching these shows get to participate in a genuine act of cultural resistance and emotional release.
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