Mexican Wrestling Legend El Santo’s Porn Past Revealed

via bitterwallet.comMove over Twilight saga, there’s a new hot vampire flick in town.

Well, as new as a movie shot in 1968 can be.

During his successful career mythic Mexican wrestler El Santo fought fellow luchadores, she-wolves, zombies, wax statues, mummies and other wrong-doers in big screen pulpy adventures.

Thanks to the intrepidity of filmmaker Viviana García Besné audiences can now see him battling his deepest carnal desires.

Porn Lucha LibreForty-two years ago, García Besné’s great-uncle Guillermo Calderón Steel produced the family friendly Santo en el tesoro de Drácula during a slump in the enmascarado‘s career as well as El Vampiro y el Sexo (“The Vampire & Sex”), a steamy nudity-laden alternate meant exclusively for the European market.

Shocked by the amount of sex scenes and blood sucking girl-on-girl action, El Santo (real name Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta) worried about the effect the film might have on his image and made a gentleman’s pact with Calderón Steel for the movie never to be exhibited.

Since then, the original reels were thought to have been destroyed and El Vampiro y el Sexo became the stuff of urban legend.

“I interviewed [the actor who played Dracula] Aldo Monti and he denied adult versions of El Santo films existed. I then showed him some stills and that instantly jogged his memory,” García Besné tells Mexican periodical Proceso.

“I also interviewed my uncle and he vehemently denied it,” she goes on to say. “He told us the original negatives had been burned and I believed him since there had been a fire in his office and many rolls were lost.”

Not entirely convinced and channeling her inner Sherlock Holmes, the fourth-generation filmmaker went snooping around in her great-uncle’s cellar and there she found the original five cans of lucha libre’s equivalent of the Arc of the Covenant.

She then removed them without permission and handed them over tho the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) to be restored.  

The result, will be exhibited for the fist time in Mexico during the 26th annual Guadalajara International Film Festival on March 29.

Excited that the film will “rewrite the history of Mexican cinema,” García Besné does not discard that other soft-core alternates could also exist, including one titled Los Leprosos y el Sexo (Lepers & Sex).

Finally that “specialty” niche has been filled.

Featured image by Miss Nopales.

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