‘MACHETE’ continued the resurgence of the much loved grindhouse/exploitation genre after Tarantino had so succinctly created the electrifying ‘PLANET TERROR/DEATH PROOF’ combo. For me, the highlight of it all was the inclusion of some of the most dangerously sexy LATINAS on film. Whilst ‘DEATH PROOF’ had Vanessa Ferlito doing a steamy dance, ‘MACHETE’ should be remembered for giving us a few minutes of the heavenly brunette MAYRA LEAL stabbing the vigilante hero in the nude. With those grade-A curves, it should dawn on everybody that she should seriously be considered as a LATIN Sex Symbol. Who needs Lohan when you have the tempting threesome of MAYRA, JESSICA ALBA and MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ in one movie! She’s just finished work on the “Killing Game” with Samuel L. Jackson and Twilight’s Kellan Lutz which no doubt will propel her to even greater heights. But before that, we will be able to see her ramp up her sauciness in the thriller ‘PLAYING HOUSE’ otherwise known as ‘HOMEWRECKER’. The vampish MAYRA is going to break hearts as well as heads in this one!
When asked about her role in ‘MACHETE’, she brilliantly said “I’m naked with a purpose”. The wittiness she displays just intensifies her sex appeal! I sincerely believe nudity has finally come to the fore which even the most conservative viewer has to admit that boobies and bare bodies are integral to a film. With established actresses in Hollywood doing one every other day, shouldn’t we stop chastising and start giving a little respect to this visual feast before us! Sans clothes or not, MAYRA LEAL is one lovely chica we can’t stop talking or writing about.