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Franco Watch: The Trailer for “Interior. Leather Bar”

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By Bryan Hood | Back in July word got out that non-stop-creative genius James Franco (he of the acting, directing, and blogging) had reached out to filmmaker Travis Mathews about working on a “homo-sex-art-film” together. The movie, which is called “Interior. Leather Bar” — it was originally set to be called “James Franco’s 40 Minutes,” according to Mathews — ┬áis based on the rumored 40 minutes of footage that had to be cut from William Friedkin’s 1980 film “Crusing,” so that it avoided an X-rating. The first trailer for the film, which appears to be a pseudo-documentary of sorts, is out, and it features Franco and Marshall recreating those scenes. It’s what you’d expect from Franco, meaning that it’s challenging and arty (in all seriousness, we do respect Franco’s ability to follow his muse wherever it leads him), and it does look a lot better than the music video work he’s been doing as of late. “Interior. Leather Bar,” will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival next month.

Image: “Interior. Leather Bar”/YouTube

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