Released in 1980 and directed by William Friedkin, Cruising showcases an undercover cop in the NY underground S&M gay subculture looking for a serial killer who targets the gay community. Starring Al Pacino, the film is legendary for its controversial release.
Released in 1970 and directed by William Friedkin, The Boys in the Band is a milestone gay film about what happens when a heterosexual man is accidentally invited to a homosexual party. The film was nominated for Most Surprising Newcomer – Male at the 1971 Golden Globes. Shot in Manhattan, the film features actors Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey and many more.