Saturday, October 17, 2009

Y tu Cochabamba tambien

Cochabamba seems to be attracting a lot of leading men these days. No, I am not talking about the sexy Latin Presidents meeting there this week for the ALBA summit, at least one of whom a number of bloggers seem to have an unhealthy obsession for.

Gael at Cocha press conference

Gael Garcia (otherwise known in film as the hot Che or Mexico's bisexual) is gracing his stardom upon Cochabamba this week for the production of a new film, also staring Cochabamba.

Titled Tambien la Lluvia, Garcia plays a film director come to Bolivia to try to make a film about Christopher Columbus and Spanish greed only to get caught up in the struggles of modern day colonialism in the 2000 Cochabamba Water War. Seems like a decent way to introduce westerns to these recent historical events. The title (translated roughly, Also the Rain) refers to the prohabition of collecting rain water imposed after Cochabamba's municipal water system was privatized to US and French corporations. The consortium claimed they owned the rain as well. Yes, they really are that evil.

Another Hat tip to La Mala Palabra

7 comments:

Utpal said...

Is Gael Garcia really bi? He's hot! (actually he is entirely gay in the Almodovar movie "La mala educación" ... he did the Castillian accent quite well too, to my surprise :)

Bina said...

Unhealthy? Perish the thought. It's unhealthy NOT to adore El Ecuadorable!

And yeah--Gael's totally yummy. Didn't know he was bi, though. Whaddya bet it doubles his chances of getting lucky on a night out?

El Duderino said...

I have no idea what his actual sexual preferences are, was more referring to how Y tu mama tambien ends.
Sorry if I am raising expectations unjustifiably...

Utpal said...

Yeah, but in "y tu mamá también" they barf when they wake up, so ... On the other hand, in "la mala educación" he's gay, period :)

gav said...

He looks like a young García Linera.

DOWN, BINA, DOWN!

Bina said...

OMG, Gav, you're right. He's dead on course to turn into Veep Silverfox! LOL.

Amazilia Alba said...

Personally, I don{t like Gael Garcia, his portrait of the Che was so lame, so different than Vinicio del Toro, el sí es!...
But good that they are doing a movie about the water wars, I didn{t know about the rain part that is totally evil...and the same is trying to do Alan in Peru with the new ley de aguas, they want to privatize all water.