'Cruising,' Controversial Queer Film, Becomes A Children's Playset

October 23, 2014 7:28 PM

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SteveDenver:This film was hailed as a "mainstream gay romance" for its joyously real depiction of two men who meet, converse, connect and couple for a weekend. One of them is leaving for school and it's clear there is no future to the relationship, but that doesn't stop an intense weekend bonding. Favorite line: "When I came out to my parents, I told them 'nurture' OR 'nature,' it's your fault I'm gay."

Shot in the mid-to-late 1980s, this 1990 documentary chronicles the "Golden Age" of ball culture of New York City, and the black, Latino, gay and transgender communities involved in it.

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