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Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 October 2013 (Portugal)
Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from Cruising (1980) as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.

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Travis Mathews
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Val Lauren ... Val / Steve
Christian Patrick Christian Patrick ... Master Avery
Brenden Gregory Brenden Gregory ... Brenden
Brad Roberge Brad Roberge ... Bradley (as Bradley Roberge)
Robbie Acklen Robbie Acklen ... Robbie
Osbaldo Daniel Alvarez Osbaldo Daniel Alvarez ... Osbaldo
Andres Barcelo Andres Barcelo ... Andres
Samantha Barrows Samantha Barrows ... Samantha
Nick Buda Nick Buda ... Nick
Seana Carroll Seana Carroll ... Seana
Collin Chavez Collin Chavez ... Drag Queen
Jol Devitro Jol Devitro ... Jol
Julie Diaz Julie Diaz ... Julie
James Franco ... James
Brianna Getrost 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 Cruising (1980). 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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Drama

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Val: Dicks are out. Balls are out. People are paddling each other in the ass. There are bruises. There are fucking welts. Sucking. Fucking. Armpits. Balls. Assholes. Everything is out, dude.
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Cardboard Lamb
Performed by Crash Course in Science
Written by D. Felicello, M. Yago and M. Zodorozny
Published by Flagellette Tidy Music (ASCAP)
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Beware Sheep Clothed Like Wolves ...
12 June 2020 | by REDJuniorSee all my reviews

I am not sure if the road was paved with good intentions or not, but travel on this road led only to a cul-de-sac of inanity. I believe the intent at its origin was bold. Comment on the censorship of "Cruising" at the time in which it was made accompanied by faithful reproduction of censored scenes could have resulted in a powerful film. Well made, this film could have planted seeds (pun or not) for further assessment. Particularly useful would have been elaboration upon male nudity and sexuality and how it is ... and isn't ... portrayed in the West. However, the result here is simply a self-congratulatory hedonistic indulgence. There is no enlightenment here, just as there is no skill. This work is not even titillating, it is only pathetic.


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English

Release Date:

3 October 2013 (Portugal) See more »

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James Franco's Cruising See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,218, 5 January 2014

Gross USA:

$42,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,534
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1.78 : 1
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