INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR
INTERIOR.LEATHER BAR. Directed by Travis Matthews & James Franco. USA. 2013. 60 min. English
A film about a film within a film. 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. NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
Friday, May 10th, 9:00 PM
This program is co-presented by Fur and Gold. Join us after the film for the party at the Alley Bar
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