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June 12, 2014

A cruising spot for gay men becomes the most dangerous lake in France when a love affair takes a sinister turn in French thriller Stranger By The Lake

A group of men are exposed to the dangers of gay cruising in award-winning French thriller Stranger By The Lake.

Stranger By The Lake was highly praised at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 where it was awarded the prestigious Queer Palm award, making it a new gay cinema classic.

The film is a mix of beach sunsets, steamy encounters and brutal murders by renowned ‘bad boy’ of French cinema, director Alain Guiraudie, who won the award for Best Director at Cannes.

December 5, 2013

Interior. Leather Bar saw James Franco and fellow director Travis Mathews having to get serious actors to have real gay sex on screen

In 1980, Al Pacino starred as a cop touring New York’s gay sex venues to catch a serial killer.

The film, Cruising, was loved and hated. But rumors suggest it was almost even more controversial. The story goes the director William Friedkin cut 40 minutes of gay S&M footage to avoid an X rating.

Now filmmakers James Franco (of Milk fame) and Travis Mathews have imagined what that 40 minutes of footage may have looked like.

March 13, 2013

A film about censorship of a 1980 movie set in New York's gay S&M scene will be shown instead of the Australian-Classification-Board-banned I Want Your Love

James Franco and director Travis Mathews have given their film Interior. Leather Bar to premier at the Melbourne Queer Film Festival in response to the ban of another Mathew's film.

I Want Your Love, which features six minutes of unsimulated gay sex, was banned by the Australian Classification Board, despite authorizing a film featuring sex between men and donkeys last year.

December 19, 2012

Trailer for raunchy new film 'Interior. Leather Bar' released and sees Oscar nominee delve into the world of gay fetish clubs

A trailer for James Franco's latest film about a gay S&M scene cut from 80s thriller 'Cruising' is out and sees the Oscar nominee play an actor forced to explore the limits of his sexuality.

'Interior. Leather Bar' is inspired by the 40 minutes of footage which director William Friedkin was forced to drop from the Al Pacino movie to avoid receiving an X rating for its cinema release.

The film, which is part of the Sundance Film Festival's official selection, is a world away from Franco's part in upcoming Disney fantasy 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'.

December 19, 2012

Trailer for raunchy new film 'Interior. Leather Bar' released and sees Oscar nominee delve into the world of gay fetish clubs

A trailer for James Franco's latest film about a gay S&M scene cut from 80s thriller 'Cruising' is out and sees the Oscar nominee play an actor forced to explore the limits of his sexuality.

'Interior. Leather Bar' is inspired by the 40 minutes of footage which director William Friedkin was forced to drop from the Al Pacino movie to avoid receiving an X rating for its cinema release.

The film, which is part of the Sundance Film Festival's official selection, is a world away from Franco's part in upcoming Disney fantasy 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'.

August 3, 2012

Two Iranian men arrested over rape and assault of 22-year-old in Danish capital

A 22-year-old gay man was raped after cruising in a park in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday morning (2 August).

The victim said he had flirted with one of the two alleged offenders and had agreed to have sex with him in the H C Ørstedsparken park before the assault. The site is well known as a popular cruising ground for gay men in the Danish capital.

However, the men became violent and tried to strangle the victim, ripping off his pants and raping him, Homotropolis reports.

August 2, 2012

US magazines face lawsuit if they don't retract claims dancer Casper Smart visited a gay sex club before J-Lo's birthday

Pop star Jennifer Lopez is suing US magazines for claiming her dancer boyfriend Casper Smart was spotted at a gay sex club.

In its report, Star Magazine included photographs of Smart outside a peep show in New York and claimed it was a ‘well-known cruising spot’ or gay men.

In Touch also ran a similar story, saying he was ‘caught’ with an ‘exotic masseuse’ the day before J-Lo’s birthday.