The voices of five gay men who cruised for sex at the World Trade Center in the 1980s and 1990s haunt the sanitized, commerce-driven landscape that is the newly rebuilt Freedom Tower campus. In the process they reveal the breadth of the underground subculture that flourished in the Twin Towers' shadows, but remains excluded from the history books and the memorials. This mournful day-in-the-life documentary of the WTC today serves as a memorial to the unknown men who cruised there and a meditation on disaster capitalism that's especially resonant in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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