INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.
Cast: Val Lauren, James Franco, Travis Mathews, Christian Patrick, Brenden Gregory
In 1980, Director William Friedkin was forced by the MPAA to cut forty minutes of
graphic sexual footage from his controversial film Cruising starring Al Pacino. That
footage has never been seen by the public. Directors Travis Matthews and James
Franco attempt to re-imagine what those forty minutes look like in this new film.
Franco casts his friend Val Lauren in the Pacino role, but he struggles with the
prospect of acting in this explicit and sexually charged environment. Elements of
documentary and fiction combine to create a provocative film which will raise more
questions than it answers.
Director: James Franco, Travis Matthews
Premiere: Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival.