Interior. Leather Bar. Reviews

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February 28, 2020
[Travis] Matthews made a sophisticated bit of sexual time-travel that allowed Franco to create another bit of self-reflection.
August 29, 2019
Has to be one of the most excitingly experimental queer cinematic projects of recent memory.
August 28, 2019
Mathews and Franco's collaboration is notable for an almost complete absence of the homophobia in which Cruising is saturated.
December 21, 2018
A film about boundries. About how we life the censorship. About how we do not want to see in a film but we must. A good audiovisual exercise. [Full review in Spanish]
April 10, 2014
"Interior. Leather Bar." is a Rubik's Cube of a movie, an intriguing, layered puzzle that isn't easily solved.
March 6, 2014
We see brief, graphic shots of naked actors performing sexual acts. But it's the conversations about what those depictions represent that truly provoke.
March 4, 2014
Simultaneously an act of creation and deconstruction.
March 4, 2014
With Travis Mathews's help, James Franco's persona forms a kind of symmetry: 1980's dubious homophobia against 2013's risible homophilia.
January 23, 2014
This is a curious film, an important film and, in its oblique way, a very funny film.
January 16, 2014
Interior. Leather Bar. isn't as concerned with accurate depictions of historical footage as it is interested in deconstructing Friedkin's ideas and reassembling them in a contemporary context.
January 8, 2014
A supremely masturbatory endeavor that prominently features naked men actually masturbating, Interior. Leather Bar. is obsessed with itself and with its co-creator, but its fascination is understandable and even justified.
January 3, 2014
...Franco has finally delivered a side project that does at least some justice to his eclectic artistic ambitions.
January 3, 2014
A truly one-of-a-kind film from James Franco & Co. seriously, intelligently and movingly addresses sexuality in film
January 3, 2014
The effort is stronger, more effective as an inspection of backstage planning and the reins of phobia, isolating and confronting modern prejudices via the reverse engineering of old ones.
January 2, 2014
Uses the notorious Friedkin movie as a starting point for a discussion about identity, perception, an actor's mask and the fear and power of on-screen sexuality.
January 2, 2014
The hourlong experiment is mainly for queer-theory students and Francomaniacs.
January 2, 2014
A cheerfully unsettling exploration of mainstream representations of male homosexuality.
December 12, 2013
With layers of meaning, this offbeat documentary by James Franco and Travis Mathews (I Want Your Love) provokes viewers as we watch its ideas challenge the people who are on-screen.
October 25, 2013
The latest volley in the performance art project that is known as James Franco ... a sustained attempt at keeping viewers uncertain as to whether they are watching a scripted story or an improvisation.
March 15, 2013
A fascinating rumination on the current state of GLBT acceptance in society via a graphic re-creation of missing footage from 1980's controversial "Cruising."
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