For many, Walter Mercado has been a household name for generations. He was that optimistic/larger than life character that came into everyone’s household via television.
For some, he was even bigger than Oprah and uber flamboyant like that of Liberace. But he was always full of love, life, and inspiration! We need some Walter right now!!!
Every day for decades, Walter Mercado mesmerized 120 million Latinx viewers with his extravagance, glamour, and artistry. Viewers across generations and all over the world gathered around the TV eagerly waiting for him to deliver his daily reading of your sign
Since childhood, Walter was regarded as a healer, but his greatest miracle might have been his personal transformation from shy farm boy to flamboyant showman. Walter enthralled much of the world with sequined capes, opulent jewelry and pressing horoscopes that shared a message of love and hope to his devoted viewers — until one day he mysteriously disappeared.
Over a decade later award-winning documentarians Cristina Costantini (Science Fair) and Kareem Tabsch (The Last Resort) plus producer Alex Fumero (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson) received unprecedented access to Walter during his post-fame seclusion and invite us into his home and interior world. With MUCHO MUCHO AMOR, they capture Walter’s final two years, when the pioneering icon grappled with aging and his legacy, as he prepared for one last star-studded spectacle. Featuring Walter Mercado, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Eugenio Derbez and Raul de Molina
A Netflix Original Documentary Releasing Globally July 8th