In perhaps one of his finest performances, Al Pacino stars as Steve Burns, an undercover cop assigned to find a serial killer that is mutilating and murdering gay men in New York City. Deeply embedded within the gay S&M leather scene, Burns finds his work taking a toll on his personal life, both for his refusal to share details with his girlfriend (Karen Allen) and for his uncertainty over his own sexuality. This film is rated R.
Also screening during QFest at Rice Cinema:
James Franco’s Interior. Leather Bar. (2013), a reimagining of a 40-minute sequence from Cruising that was allegedly lost.