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Interior. Leather Bar

USA, 2012, 60 min

Language: English with Russian subtitles

DIRECTOR:James Franco & Travis Matthews

Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to re-imagine the 40 minutes of explicit material cut from the 1980 film Cruising (starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop investigating a murder in the NYC gay leather bar scene) and what might have transpired in those lost scenes. An intriguing documentary, Interior Leather Bar, is a portrait of the fascinating dynamics that drive the filmmakers need to challenge normalcy, the interplay of celebrity and experimentation, and the dilemma faced by actors struggling to reconcile themselves with the idea of performing in a sexually explicit, gay, S&M film.