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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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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Val: Would you kiss another guy?
Drag Queen: If it was correct... If it was right in the moment, yeah.
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References Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

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Ciccone
Performed by Microfilm
Written by Matt Keppel and Matthew Mercer
Produced by Matthew Mercer
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Misleading marketing
2 February 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is the behind the scenes of re-imagining and reproducing the unseen footage of a film called "Crusing".

I am disappointed and I feel cheated after watching "Interior. Leather Bar.". The description says that it is the re-imagination of the lost 40 minutes of footage, too explicit to be shown in the cinema. However, it really is just a behind the scenes documentary of why James Franco wanted to make this film, then getting the actors to play it, then briefing the actors, the actors mingling, actors telling what they feel about making the film. That takes 50 minutes of the screen time already, and there is only 7 minutes of re-imagined scene in a leather bar. "Interior. Leather Bar." is marketed in such a misleading way, it's actually all sauce and no beef.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2013 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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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