It is not necessary to believe in astrology, they fall for Walter Mercado, the extravagant, emotionally extravagant television personality, who beamed his state of mind of love and positivity in the 1970s and 1980s in millions of homes and Latinx Hispanics before the most international fame in the search for the next decade. Once you have seen Mercado, do not forget that almost always tastefully decorated in a robe, and usually carry three or four chains and twice as many rings mingled Las Vegas showman style with mysticism and friendliness. The board was responsible for each zodiac sign focused on positive attributes, and urged his audience most of all days to make. He would emerge with an expansive blessing that seemed designed all feel better do it all: “Mucho, mucho amor” documentarian Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch loan that sign-off for the title of their purpose and the documentary Frank Mucho Mucho Amor: the legend of Walter Mercado, streaming on Netflix. People who know they can not have come from Spanish-speaking families Mercado names do not. As suggested Mucho Mucho Amor, is that their loss. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Mercado observed with members of his family growing up, remember to be like Mercado wound its way toward the sun sign in question calmly. Remember, “think how dramatically it was and how big it was,” adding. “I can not think of a British astrologer who would command the attention of millions of families” Mercado seemed for a while ‘to be in the world above, or at least his world. Mucho Mucho Amor starts at the beginning, with Mercado childhood in Ponce, Puerto Rico: After living in a seemingly dead bird breathes, has been treated by the people of his village as a kind of seer and mystic healer. (Mercado This period of life is dramatized by an imaginative animated sequence Alexa Lim Haas, whose work is also featured in the title faux-tarot cards that include each sequence of the film.) From there Mercado dancer and actor in drama. And almost by accident as a site for a TV show taping, was the cloak dressed astrologer who captured the audience with his exuberance and his soothing words. Its popularity has grown, multiplied by even greater heights after meeting with a contractor named Bill Bakula (who interviewed in the film, which explains its role in the Mercado career with almost shocking opening). And then, mysteriously, she wanted this man effervescent show, the lost wisdom in the stars. Costantini and Tabsch Mercado at his home in Puerto Rico and a number of interviews that track made its ascent and its dramatic precipitous fall. Mercado died in November 2019, at the age of 87, but before that he was the subject of a celebratory exhibition at the Museum of History, an honor that seems to have brought great joy. vintage clip Mucho Mucho Amor combined with more recent images of Mercado in his later years: Dressed in a luxury satin robe, sits in a downward breakfast prepared for him by his faithful assistant Willie. Even if you eat the healthy part of the meal, refused Willie the biscuits on a plate, which he ordered to draw (even if it is to feed a few crumbs to his dog, when not watching Willie Rumo). When you are prompted an interviewer off camera if you have had plastic surgery, it is flirtatious for a “little deal.” (With its headphone fishing-blond, elegant bearing and mischievous smile sphinx, looks a bit ‘as the designer Carolina Herrera.) And asked if him because he’s always talking dismissed on his personal life and his sexuality, reacts as if the victim of a group of live butterflies in the world: “I had sex with the wind, with flowers in the garden, with all the beautiful spectacle of nature! I had sex with your life! I had sex with everything! with clothes with beauty! “Maybe it’s just part of the reason why Mercado is estimated as the film notes, with a new, younger audience. He is an exuberant, generous, the presence of non-binary, a man who does not judge, but look for the beauty in all forms appreciate, and who are not afraid to have a laugh at his expense. The Mercado shows clips in the 1980s and 1990s were a salve for the stressful times we live by are: E ‘swirls through it in his great suits, ensembles in peacock blue and green, magenta and bright oranges at bejeweled neon. He is his own creation extravagant, a ship of the beauty of nature and life, only improving “little deal.” Mercado human shell is gone, but his spirit lives on, expansive. In Mercado universe, there is no such thing as just a bit ‘Cupid.