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Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.

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Val / Steve
Christian Patrick ...
Master Avery
Brenden Gregory ...
Brenden
Brad Roberge ...
Bradley (as Bradley Roberge)
Robbie Acklen ...
Robbie
Osbaldo Daniel Alvarez ...
Osbaldo
Andres Barcelo ...
Andres
Samantha Barrows ...
Samantha
Nick Buda ...
Nick
Seana Carroll ...
Seana
Collin Chavez ...
Drag Queen
Jol Devitro ...
Jol
Julie Diaz ...
Julie
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Brianna Getrost ...
Brianna
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In order to avoid an X rating, 40 minutes of gay S&M footage was rumored to be cut and destroyed from the 1980 film, "Cruising." Inspired by the mythology of this controversial film, filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews collaborate to imagine their own lost footage. Amid the backdrop of a frenzied film set actor Val Lauren reluctantly agrees to take the lead in the film. Val is repeatedly forced to negotiate his boundaries during scenes on and "off camera," as unsimulated gay sex happens around him. The film itself is constructed as a play with boundaries remaining queer in subject and form. As much a film about filmmaking as it is about an exploration of sexual and creative freedom, "Interior. Leather Bar." defies easy categorization. Written by Production

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$5,218 (USA) (3 January 2014)

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$40,862 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Val: Are you comfortable with physical contact with other dudes?
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Unnecessary film, too much talking "about" film making and gay cruising (emphasis on "about")
20 January 2014 | by (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Berlinale film festival 2013, where I felt myself severely misled by the synopsis on the festival website. I saw a lot of meta-talk about cruising, about straight actors playing a gay role, about an actor being advised against getting involved in the project for the sake of his future career, and so on, with emphasis on "meta" and "about". And the bit of sex that was shown, was in a dancing atmosphere and not the traditional dark room. Maybe offensive for straight people but not very explicit, yet the festival website devoted a lot of attention to the revival of scenes deleted for fear for censors. Finally, I completely missed the insight in the film making process that was promised too. In short, an unnecessary film, not even a bit informative about this different universe we know nothing about.


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