Video Of “Cruising” Kids’ Toy Ad Goes Viral

Al Pacino in Cruising / Image via United Artists

A classic gay film has gotten its own toy ad, and people can’t get over it.

Last week, the internet discovered a video that blends a classic ‘80s toy ad with the Al Pacino film “Cruising.” The erotic crime thriller film, which was directed by William Friedkin, followed Pacino’s character, Steven Burns. But, the film specifically followed gay men, most in the cruisy leather scene, during the 1970s as a serial killer targeted them.


If you think that doesn’t sound like a great match for a toy brand, then you’d be wrong. At least, several internet users think so. Whoever created the video used the R rated film to brand and color a race car model and track to give it that messed up feel. This includes an oval electric racetrack, a suspicious van, a figurine in leather, and a trusty guide to the handkerchief code (’cause what kid wouldn’t want that!)

If you think this description sounds amazing, you wouldn’t be the only one. The video, which you can watch below, has gone viral.

For the specific source below, the video has been viewed 9K times. But on Facebook through the user Rob Zigmont, it received 875K views and 3.7K reactions. If you want to add to either list, you click on the link above or watch the video down below.

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