Al Pacino's Gay '80s Flop "Cruising" To Get Second Life
America in 1980 was a culture confronting itself. Conservative Ronald Reagan was elected president strongly supporting family values, while at the box office "Cruising" hoped to lure mainstream audiences into seeing a movie featuring graphic gay sex.
Twenty-seven years later, the Reagan administration has come and gone, leaving a mixed legacy, and porn films of almost every stripe are easily available.
But "Cruising," about a serial killer haunting New York gay bars and S&M joints, seems to have vanished in the intervening years.