We’re always gonna have crushes on celebrities. Some of these “crushes” can go from liking all their posts on Instagram & viewing their stories constantly or in the case of Sergio Vejar’s Perversion, masturbating to pictures of your celeb crush, dry-humping pictures of your celeb crush, killing your celeb crush, dating a look-a-like of your celeb crush and eventually keeping her locked up in a dingy basement. Some of you fanatics are sick fucks!
A wealthy man by the name of Armando (Sebastian Ligarde) has lived a secluded life. No friends and no family. He keeps to himself because the only person he wants in his life is a famous actress named “Carla”. Carla has been an obsession of his since he was a boy since he considers her the most beautiful & classiest woman in the world. Armando is so obsessed with Carla that he masturbates to her pictures constantly and even buys ladies undergarments so he can rub himself against them as if he were close to her. It’s also hinted he may or have not had actually killed Carla prior to his arrival to Mexico City. A bank teller by the name of Sandra (Lina Santos) meets Armando one day and he grows obsessed with her since she’s a dead ringer for Carla. They then begin to date and Armando eventually holds Sandra hostage so he can have “Carla” all to himself forever!
“What a sick fuck and you’re a sick fuck too. Can we watch Bob’s Burgers instead?” said the girl I brought over to watch Sergio Vejar’s Perversion; a movie buried in obscurity & relatively unknown. I didn’t even know about it myself up until I acquired a copy of it a while back and was astonished at how rare it is and there’s zero info on it anywhere. It seems like many of Sergio Vejar’s later movies just came out on video and just disappeared afterwards. Copies of it sitting in video stores & eventually thrown away or buried in someone’s garage. Luckily one of those copies is in my possession now where it'll be kept safe & sound. Ahh, preservation..
I will admit, but I did not quite get into Perversion as much at first. It sort of goes by slow and then at times I was just really not into Sebastian Ligarde’s character at all. Despite how intriguingly sick & twisted he was; he was still a very irritable character. After a couple of more viewings I warmed up more to Perversion and grew to like it. What also got me into in the movie was noticing how despite it being low-budget as heck, Sergio Vejar still managed to tell a well thought-out twisted story of obsession and he is no stranger to these kinds of stories since he made Las Mariposas Disecadas and several years before Perversion, Vejar had made a movie called Asesinato A Sangre Fría with Susana Dosamantes playing a “writer” obsessed with a little girl. What's with Sergio Vejar making movies about crazy freaks like these? Hmm.
Perversion manages to show us a very perverse man who goes farther than he should to get what he wants. He also shows that he’s not necessarily “in love” with his victims, he just wants to get off on them. Simple as that. Sebastian Ligarde plays this sick deviant very well and he’s a natural at playing these crazy roles since he gets into them big time, but like I said before, despite being intriguingly sick & twisted; he was so annoying and I just wanted this dude to either die or get arrested already. He wasn’t some victim plagued by troubles but an actual creep with a superiority complex. I hate people like that so much. Ugh. Lina Santos is naturally excellent as usual and it’s also great that they used a lot of her photographs & a video clip from when she was in the music group Las Tropicosas. Ahh Lina, so talented and so beautiful! No wonder to this very day she still has some ridiculously crazy fans. If you’re reading this, you’re probably one of them.
Perversion is a Sergio Vejar rarity worth looking out for. You may like it, you may not. Whatever the case, the movie is still worth a look and it’s always special to see a not so easy to find title no matter the circumstances.