26 Jan 14   750 Notes
At just 57 minutes long, Interior. Leather Bar. is very lean, but also very effective. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews attempt to re-imagine the 40 minutes of footage that was cut from Cruising, a controversial 1980s film about a straight cop going undercover at a gay club to catch a serial killer. The footage was cut to keep the film from receiving an X rating. Interior. Leather Bar. asks the question, why, 30 years later, are we still so hung up about sex, particularly gay sex, in film? Franco thinks it’s because we’re raised in a world that teaches us that anything straying from the norm is wrong and therefore it’s instilled in our brains to always see it that way. Strip away all of his quirks and eccentricities, which I personally find adorable, but whatever, and he’s a mad genius. If anything can turn you into a believer, it’s this.

At just 57 minutes long, Interior. Leather Bar. is very lean, but also very effective. Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews attempt to re-imagine the 40 minutes of footage that was cut from Cruising, a controversial 1980s film about a straight cop going undercover at a gay club to catch a serial killer. The footage was cut to keep the film from receiving an X rating. Interior. Leather Bar. asks the question, why, 30 years later, are we still so hung up about sex, particularly gay sex, in film? Franco thinks it’s because we’re raised in a world that teaches us that anything straying from the norm is wrong and therefore it’s instilled in our brains to always see it that way. Strip away all of his quirks and eccentricities, which I personally find adorable, but whatever, and he’s a mad genius. If anything can turn you into a believer, it’s this.



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    Interior. Leather Bar. James Franco and Travis Mathews. 2013, 57min.
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    i get what franco is doing. and than maybe he should just focus on something else. it’s a complex topic and very grey...
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    Watching this right now
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