Cruising ★★★★★

Friedkin pulls no punches here: taking a story about a detective going undercover as a gay man in order to find a serial killer who targets gay men - only for him to find that his own sexual identity isn't exactly what it might have been to begin with, and create a brutally anti-cop movie in that exact process. On that ground, it's easy to see why this would be hated back when it came out - but Friedkin's means of taking all of that to make a thriller where the enemy is one's internalized homophobia only means it's something I'm destined to love.

Only looking forward to rewatching this within the near future.

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