Competition: ‘Interior. Leather Bar’ *closed*

In order to avoid an X rating upon release, forty minutes of gay S&M footage was rumoured to be cut and destroyed from William Friedkin’s 1980 film Cruising, starring Al Pacino. Inspired by the mythology of this controversial drama, filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews collaborate to imagine their own lost footage in Interior. Leather Bar (2013). To celebrate the DVD release of Mathews’ latest this coming Monday (9 December), we have THREE copies of the film to give away, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Amid the backdrop of a frenzied film set, actor Val Lauren reluctantly agrees to take the lead in the film. Val is repeatedly forced to negotiate his boundaries during scenes on and ‘off-camera’ as unsimulated gay sex happens around him. The film itself is constructed as a play with boundaries remaining queer in subject and form. As much a film about filmmaking as it is about an exploration of sexual and creative freedom, Interior. Leather Bar defies easy categorisation.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE copies of Interior. Leather Bar on DVD, just answer the following simple question:

What was the title of Travis Mathews’ previous film, also released this year?

a) I Want Your Body
b) I Want Your Love
c) I Want Your Money

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Interior. Leather Bar’) answer and postal address.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

Interior. Leather Bar is released on DVD from Monday 9 December, courtesy of Peccadillo Pictures. Order now from Amazon or Play.

This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 12 December, 2013.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.