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James Franco’s X-Rated Real Gay Sex Film Releases Trailer [VIDEO]

‘Interior. Leather Bar’ will premiere at Sundance

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: January 2nd, 2013 in Culture » Film » News

James Franco’s X-Rated Real Gay Sex Film Releases Trailer [VIDEO]

James Franco is said to be spreading himself thin, being involved not only in films, but fashion shoots, music videos, art installations, teaching, poetry, and much more. Others believe that as an artist, he is entitled to utilize every medium possible to explore his artistic expression… so what exactly is Franco expressing in the upcoming X-Rated film, ‘Interior. Leather Bar’?

Back in August, it was announced that James Franco planned to team up with gay porn director, Travis Mathews, for a remake of Al Pacino’s ‘Cruising’. The original Pacino, released in 1980, follows a police detective who goes undercover to investigate the serial murders of gay men in the gay sex scene.

Franco attempted to get rights to the original film, but was unable… so instead he decided to recreate 40 minutes of footage left out from the original because the MPAA deemed it X-Rated.

Therefore, the new film will feature real gay sex and will be X-Rated.

“[Franco] knew he wanted real gay sex in it,” said Mathews.

“His people went looking for a filmmaker who had filmed real gay sex. We talked about his interest in the film and his interest in so many gay-themed stories.”

Both Franco and Mathews appear in ‘Interior. Leather Bar’, set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month.

“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,” Mathews writes.

“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.”

Watch the trailer below.

INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR. trailer from Travis Mathews on Vimeo.

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