Herrera / Silvestre

(This weekend seems to be a Blog Lite period for me, with postings that have only a little to do with language, but a lot to do with men’s bodies and gay relationships.)

Xopher Walker reports that he has discovered from People En Español that Alfonso Poncho Herrera is in the new Netflix series, Sens8.


In the show, Herrera plays Hernando, the secret gay lover of Miguel Ángel Silvestre’s Sensate character Lito.


Cut to the clinch, in a shot centered on Herrera:


Their scenes together are really hot. Some of them are available on YouTube.

There’s background on the show Sense8 in my posting “Embrace of the televised penis” (where Max Riemelt’s penis was embraced; Riemelt plays another of the eight Sensates).

On Herrera (from Wikipedia):

Alfonso “Poncho” Herrera (… born Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez on August 28, 1983) is a Mexican actor and former member of music group RBD.

On RBD (from Wikipedia):

RBD was a Mexican [pop] musical group that gained popularity from Televisa’s teen series Rebelde [hence the name RBD], and found international success from 2005 until their separation in 2009.

Herrera is happy to display his body, which is quite attractive, and “natural” (not sculpted):


On Silvestre (from Wikipedia):

Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla (born 6 April 1982 in Castelló de la Plana) is a Spanish actor. Silvestre stars in the Pedro Almodóvar film I’m So Excited and in the Spanish horror thriller Verbo.

And now in Sense8, he’s the Sensate Lito Rodriguez, a closeted Spanish telenovela actor from Bilbao living in Mexico City (with Herrera as his secret lover Hernando). Silvestre also likes to display his body (which he’s clearly been working on):


(My Spanish is poor. I’d be interested in hearing from someone who knows about Spanish dialects about the Spanish that the lovers use with one another.)

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