Cruising ★★★★

Straight people hated this movie.
Gay people hated this movie.
Yet out of this outrage against the film’s initial release, Cruising has definitely earned its right to be called a classic. Tense & undeniably hot at the same time, this movie cleverly criticizes the NYPD’s treatment of gay people & the way that straight people view gay men and gay sex - which is usually not in the best light. Overall, Pacino steals the show with his subtle facial expressions and rounded performance that makes the whole story work.

P.S. I’m talking about this movie for my Queer Cinema class presentation and I’m EXCITED!