Directed by James Franco & Travis Mathews (In Their Room: San Francisco, I Want Your Love). Inspired by the mythology surrounding the highly controversial 1980 film, Cruising, starring Al Pacino – in which, 40 minutes of sexually explicit material was forced to be cut out – filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews set out to re-imagine the lost footage. Assembling a mix of gay and straight men, including Val Lauren (The Salton Sea, Live from Baghdad) in the lead role, the result is a provocative exploration of the importance of the radical and transgressive in society and the value of engaging with the unfamiliar. Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.
“A sly conceptual coup d’art… with a little hot sex thrown in” – The New York Times
Thoughtful, boundary pushing
– Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
A truly one-of-a-kind project… seriously, intelligently and movingly addresses sexuality in film in the most singular and specialized of contexts
– David Noh, Film Journal International
A weird fucking movie.
– Rich Juzwiak, Gawker
Country of Origin: USA
Sound Format: Dolby SRD
Running Time: 60 minutes
Rating: Not Rated