Release date:January 2, 2014
Directors:James Franco, Travis Mathews
Starring:Val Lauren, Christian Patrick, Brenden Gregory, James Franco
Inspired by the mythology surrounding the highly controversial 1980 film, "Cruising," starring Al Pacino – from which 40 minutes of sexually explicit material was cut – 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.