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.
Based on the dancers own passions of body mechanics and the body as work of art in itself, communication and the love of contact work, "Blind Passion' - Raw Cut" is an explosion of physicality and seductive delight. The dancers and choreography move smoothly, becoming more revealing and dynamic, challenging the audience with intrigue and question.
"Explosive and memorable" - Hetty Blades
"Jenni Wren is truly a master of contact work" - Laura Cappelle