sovay: (Jonathan & Dr. Einstein)
sovay ([personal profile] sovay) wrote 2017-09-01 11:36 pm (UTC)

"Cruising" prompted a lot of protests when it was released, buy a vocal gay community. I guess my mental association was just the police detective angle.

Cruising was also featured in The Celluloid Closet, along with footage of the protests. You're not the only one who made the association. My cousins tell me that it's now being reclaimed in part because it was filmed on location in actual leather bars with extras who were really part of the scene, meaning there's an accidental documentary quality to the background of the serial killer queer panic plot: I still don't know that I'll ever see it, but it does take the film out of the avoid-with-tongs category for me.

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