Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
Inspired by the controversy surrounding William Friedkin's gay-themed 1980 thriller Cruising, filmmakers James Franco and Travis Matthews team up for this experimental drama that aims to recreate the 40 minutes of sexually explicit scenes that the MPAA demanded be removed from the film in order for it to secure an "R" rating. Due to the fact that the scenes in question were never screened publicly, no one except for the studio and the MPAA can be certain of exactly how far they went. As a result, the making of Cruising has become the stuff of legend in Hollywood. In Interior. Leather Bar. we follow actor Val Lauren as he participates in the production of Cruising, and witness his reaction to the homosexual acts that were deemed too explicit to be included in a mainstream film.