History Film / Cruising

25th Apr '17 4:54:18 PM jasiekel86
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Although Steve is portrayed as hetero, he tells Nancy "there's a lot you don't know about me" right before he embarks on his investigation in the leather bar underground. [[spoiler:He also had no problem with being tied up by a homosexual man, he suspected of being the killer]].
26th Nov '16 12:15:49 AM WickedIcon
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* DepravedHomosexual: Somewhat averted, depending on how you analyze the film. Though the movie shows lots of kinky public sex, those kinky characters are implied to have normal jobs and regular lives outside of their fetishes. [[spoiler:The killer is a depraved homosexual... Maybe]].

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* DepravedHomosexual: Somewhat averted, depending on how you analyze the film. Though the movie shows lots of kinky public sex, those kinky characters are implied to have normal jobs and regular lives outside of their fetishes. [[spoiler:The killer is a depraved homosexual... Maybe]].homosexual, but this is not treated as a ''typical'' feature of homosexuality.]].
17th Oct '16 6:29:43 PM CL
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Along with a novel and the undercover work of Randy Jurgensen, the film was also loosely based on a homophobic and[=/=]or homosexual serial killer active in New York during the 1970s. The murderer was never positively identified, though he is believed to be Paul Bateson (who, coincidentally, had a bit part as an X-ray technician in Friedkin's earlier film ''The Exorcist'').
31st Oct '15 2:42:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters:Burns is heavily implied to have taken up the killer's mantle in the end.]]

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters:Burns Burns is heavily implied to have taken up the killer's mantle in the end.]]
14th Aug '15 3:43:15 PM Kanonite
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* [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters:Burns.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters:Burns.HeWhoFightsMonsters:Burns is heavily implied to have taken up the killer's mantle in the end.]]
14th Aug '15 3:41:07 PM Kanonite
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* [[spoiler: HeWhoFightsMonsters:Burns.]]
24th Feb '15 5:27:23 AM spirasen
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'''''Cruising''''' is a 1980 movie directed by Creator/WilliamFriedkin and starring Creator/AlPacino, based on a 1970 novel by Gerald Walker.

Al Pacino plays Steve Burns, a young cop who goes undercover in New York's leather/BDSM subcommunity to catch a serial killer. The film drew protests from many sides but notably the mainstream gay community. Many gays protested the filming and did their best to disrupt filming.

One of the most notorious aspects of the film is the fact that a full 40 minutes of footage, depicting explicit sexual activity in a leather club -- filmed in a real venue, and featuring many of that venue's real-life patrons -- was cut from the film before its release, in the hopes of avoiding an X rating, and has never been publicly shown.

To this day, ''Cruising'' remains one of the most widely analyzed and debated milestones in the history of LGBT depictions in film; critics and filmmakers still argue about whether the film constitutes homophobic propaganda or simply a neutral, documentary-like depiction of a genuine reality (or both.)

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'''''Cruising''''' is a 1980 movie directed by Creator/WilliamFriedkin and starring Creator/AlPacino, based on a 1970 novel by Gerald Walker.

Creator/GeraldWalker.

Al Pacino plays Steve Burns, a young cop who goes undercover in New York's leather/BDSM leather/UsefulNotes/{{BDSM}} subcommunity to catch a serial killer. The film drew protests from many sides but notably the mainstream gay community. Many gays protested the filming and did their best to disrupt filming.

One of the most notorious aspects of the film is the fact that a full 40 minutes of footage, depicting explicit sexual activity in a leather club -- filmed in a real venue, and featuring many of that venue's real-life patrons -- was cut from the film before its release, in the hopes of avoiding an X rating, and has never been publicly shown.

shown.

To this day, ''Cruising'' remains one of the most widely analyzed and debated milestones in the history of LGBT depictions in film; critics and filmmakers still argue about whether the film constitutes homophobic propaganda or simply a neutral, documentary-like depiction of a genuine reality (or both.)
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* AloneWithThePsycho: The cops' brilliant plan is to get their own man alone with the serial killer. Causes a moment of FridgeLogic later on. [[spoiler: Burns allows himself to be tied up by a man he suspects is the killer. His cop buddies bust in to save him, and he tells them they have no evidence because they busted in too soon. But if they'd waited, he would have been sodomized and killed. The movie sort of implies he wants to be sodomized, at least.]]

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* AloneWithThePsycho: The cops' brilliant plan is to get their own man alone with the serial killer. Causes a moment of FridgeLogic later on. [[spoiler: Burns [[spoiler:Burns allows himself to be tied up by a man he suspects is the killer. His cop buddies bust in to save him, and he tells them they have no evidence because they busted in too soon. But if they'd waited, he would have been sodomized and killed. The movie sort of implies he wants to be sodomized, at least.]]least]].



* DepravedHomosexual: Somewhat averted, depending on how you analyze the film. Though the movie shows lots of kinky public sex, those kinky characters are implied to have normal jobs and regular lives outside of their fetishes. [[spoiler: The killer is a depraved homosexual...maybe.]]

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* DepravedHomosexual: Somewhat averted, depending on how you analyze the film. Though the movie shows lots of kinky public sex, those kinky characters are implied to have normal jobs and regular lives outside of their fetishes. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The killer is a depraved homosexual...maybe.]]homosexual... Maybe]].



8th Sep '13 4:09:04 AM erforce
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* HarsherInHindsight: The film was made during exactly the period when HIV was already running rampant but nobody actually knew it yet, making its more sexually explicit scenes -- unsimulated and unprotected sex, remember -- ''intensely'' difficult to watch.
29th May '13 11:29:45 PM Prfnoff
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'''''Cruising''''' is a 1980 movie directed by William Friedkin and starring Al Pacino, based on a 1970 novel by Gerald Walker.

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'''''Cruising''''' is a 1980 movie directed by William Friedkin Creator/WilliamFriedkin and starring Al Pacino, Creator/AlPacino, based on a 1970 novel by Gerald Walker.
23rd May '13 6:37:43 PM eroock
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!!Cruising provides examples of the following tropes:

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