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William Friedkin Cruising

On William Friedkin's Cruising, 35 Years On

Nathan Smith | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Smith

The film had a storyline that can only be described as salacious and lurid. The narrative naturally beguiled my 16-year-old closeted self, and added to my own internet cruising for doses of gay culture before regularly deleting the browsing history.

33 Years Later, 'Cruising' Director Looks Back On Controversial Gay Film With Some Regret

Ricky Camilleri | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices

Legendary Hollywood film director William Friedkin appeared on HuffPost Live on March 25 to discuss his use of "shocking material" throughout his care...

Faux Job: Memories From The Set Of 'Cruising'

Dean Wrzeszcz | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Dean Wrzeszcz

The recent press coverage swirling around James Franco's latest opus, Interior. Leather Bar., has evoked memories of my own conflicting contributions to Franco's inspiration, when I looked forward to performing oral sex on Al Pacino in Central Park.

This One Time... James Franco... Made An Erotic Gay Short Film: Co-Director Travis Mathews Talks 'Interior. Leather Bar.'

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Evan Ross Katz

As bizarre and seemingly out-of-nowhere as it is for Franco to make a film exploring William Friedkin's controversial 1980 film Cruising, his calling on Mathews to assist in such an endeavor seemed somehow symbiotic.