By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 19, 2013 at 2:40PM
Months after premiering at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, James Franco and Travis Mathews' racy erotic drama "Interior. Leather Bar." has found a home with Strand Releasing, who acquired U.S. and select foreign rights. The film is inspired by the rumored 40-minutes of gay S&M footage edited out of the orignial cut of the 1980 thriller "Cruising," that starred Al Pacino.
"I am so excited and pleased that this unusual film has found the perfect home. We are so proud of this and happy to be working with Strand Releasing" said Franco.
has a long history of pioneering queer art films that challenge the
norms of the day; we really couldn't ask for a better fit for
our film," Mathews added.
Strand plans for a late 2013/early 2014 release.