The third season of Narcos dropped on Netflix over the weekend, and the premiere of the gritty drug cartel drama contained a surprisingly steamy scene between two men.
In the first episode of the new season feared Cali Cartel don Helmer “Pacho” Herrera (Alberto Ammann) entered a crowded club seeking violence, but instead grabbed a man for an erotic tango on the dance floor in front of the other patrons.
The first two seasons of Narcos focused on Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, but in the new season more screen time has been devoted to Pacho—and hopefully more screen time will mean more sexy scenes between him and other men.
“It was a way to show how crazy this guy could be and a little dessert before [the kill],” Ammann, who plays Pacho, told Complex, when asked about the scene.
“When you saw the girls and guys watching the couple dancing and kissing, there’s so much in their looks. Nobody laughs or moves a hair because they know this guy is terrible and very violent and he’s doing this for respect and to shut up everyone.”
Also according to Complex, reporter William C. Rempel’s book, At the Devil’s Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel, “the real Pacho was out, proud and oversaw the group’s most gruesome deaths.”
Ammann explains that including these sexual scenes with Pacho is brave for the series—especially with the series being in shown in less progressive countries.
“We have a lot of problems with this stupid discrimination around the world,” he says. “In the Narcos world, it had never happened in this way with a boss in a cartel. That made this character so interesting to me and a way to understand how far this guy could go.”
Watch Pacho tango with his male dance partner in the clip below.