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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Cruising for a Bruising

After 26 years, I finally got to see William Friedkin's "Cruising." Starring Al Pacino as an undercover cop who investigates gay murders, this 1980 flick was wildly controversial when it was released. Last night, IFC broadcasted the time capsule movie. Best part: Al Pacino's acting is very subtle, nothing like his current style of over-the-top histrionics. The film definitely didn't hold back in depicting the leather bars; there's lots of male bare bottoms dancing around. I can see why gay groups were upset. The theme is basically that if you're a closeted gay, you go insane and kill people.

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