Interior. Leather Bar. (2014)
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Interior. Leather Bar. (2014)

Genre
Drama
Release Date
January 02, 2014
Studio
Strand Releasing
Official Site
http://www.interiorleatherbar.com/
Genre
Drama
Release Date
January 02, 2014
MPAA Rating
-
Duration
60 minute(s)
Production Budget
-
Studio
Strand Releasing
Official Site
http://www.interiorleatherbar.com/
Director
James Franco, Travis Mathews
Producer
James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Iris Torres, Keith Wilson, Travis Mathews
Screenwriter
Travis Mathews
Starring
  • Val Lauren
  • Christian Patrick
  • James Franco as Matt Carr
  • Travis Mathews
  • Brenden Gregory
  • Brad Roberge
  • Colin Chavez
  • A.J. Goodrich

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.