Twitch of the Death Nerve is back with the show’s single most requested episode: William Friedkin’s controversial queer serial killer masterpiece, Cruising (1980). Charles, Jon, and Samm have wanted to talk about this film before the podcast officially began and — out of sheer excitement — the episode is a doozy. Of course we dive elbow deep into Cruising, the various controversies surrounding it, and our abiding love for the film. But we also discuss queer leather culture, ’70s New York, William Friedkin’s career more generally, the “bag murders” case that inspired the film, and much more. We also attempt to answer the age old question: hips or lips?

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