End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday July 15, 2020

This week on End Credits we enter a realm of the mysterious and the unknowable where only the stars have the answer you seek. If you think that’s over-the-top wait until you see the subject of this week’s review, which is entitled Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado. We’ll have that, and we’ll also kick-off our latest listicle series featuring a very famous “Steven.”

This Wednesday, July 15, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:

Uneven Stevens Part 1 of 3. Forty-five years ago this summer, Steven Spielberg changed movies forever with the release of Jaws, and that was merely just another step on his run as the most successful filmmaker in 125 years of cinematic history. This week we kick off the definitive* ranking of Spielberg’s films with the bottom 12. (*May not actually be definitive.)

REVIEW: Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020). In 1969, Walter Mercado delivered the weekly astrology segment on the local Puerto Rican TV station while dressed flamboyantly for another show, but the gusto of his delivery made him an instant sensation. Fifty years later, Mercado stands as a legend in both the Latinx community as well as the queer community for being a pioneer in non-binary gender conformity, and now everyone can appreciate that legend anew with this Netflix documentary. So how it is?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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