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Something Queer About Portland's Film Festival, and No We Don't Mean Weird

Posted: May. 21st, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse
Fraco's 'Interior. Leather Bar'
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It's time again for the Portland Queer Documentary Film festival, and the famously weird town will be inundated with with a healthy dose of Queer art, culture and best of all cinema. Chief amongst all, however, will be Travis Mathew and James Franco's “Interior. Leather Bar.” and Buck Angel's “Mr. Angel.”

For the seventh year, the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival—the only one of its kind in the country—returns for a weekend of gender-bending, boundary-breaking and cross-dressing, with a healthy dose of tragedy. Here are three highlights:

Interior. Leather Bar.

Critic’s Grade: B [DIRECTOR ATTENDING] “F*cking” James Franco and gay art-porn director Travis Mathews team up to make a docudrama about making a gay art-porn film. The goal: to re-create the 40 minutes of footage apparently cut from the 1980 Al Pacino flick Cruising, which featured graphic sex in a gay nightclub.


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