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Special Guests: Don Scardino, Randy Jurgensen, & Travis Mathews

A highly controversial film, William Friedkin’s Cruising was as confusing as it was confused. It’s a slasher film, of sorts, set in the leather bar scene of the late ’70s.

We’re joined by Jeffrey Schwarz of I Am Divine, Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon, Vito! and more.

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Buy Cruising on DVD
Buy Gerald Walker’s Cruising
Buy Randy Jurgensen’s Circle of Six
Buy William Friedkin’s The Friedkin Connection
Buy the Celluloid Closet movie
Buy the Celluloid Closet book
Buy Vito! on DVD
Visit the official Jeffrey Schwarz website
Visit the official Randy Jurgensen website
Visit the official Travis Mathews website
Follow Don Scardino on Twitter
Visit the official Interior. Leather Bar. website
Wear the right hanky for the right occasion
Visit Discreet Charms and Obscure Objects to see a poster gallery
Listen to our episode about I Am Divine
Listen to our episode about Sorcerer

“Cruising” – Airspace
“Walk the Night” – Skatt Brothers “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” – Sylvester
“Gay Bar” – Electric Six
“Hell Bent for Leather” – Judas Priest
“When I Close My Eyes I See Blood” – Madelynn Von Ritz

About The Author
Mike White
Mike White
Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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