Interior. Leather Bar will be released on DVD through Peccadillo Pictures on 9th December it has been confirmed.
The collaboration between James Franco and Travis Mathews reimagines the 40 minutes of lost footage from 1980 gay classic Cruising. When Cruising was originally released 40 minutes of footage was rumoured to have been cut to avoid getting an X rating.
The synopsis for Interior. Leather Bar is:
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 categorisation.
Screenings of Interior. Leather Bar will be taking place at Hackney Picturehouse and Greenwich Picturehouse on 9th December and ICA on 15th December.