Hung by boat is a lifestyle that involves living for extended time on a vessel while traveling from place to place for pleasure. A car, a long closed car that maybe was a packard, came slowly down the street, and. Crime film and thriller written and directed by william friedkin and starring al pacino, paul sorvino, and karen is loosely based on the novel of the same name by new york times reporter gerald walker about a serial killer targeting gay men, particularly those men associated with the leather scene in the late. William friedkin directed not only the french connection and the exorcist, he also directed the boys in the band then years before hung. If there is an evolution in how the straight world saw the gay world in the decade between boys in the band and cock, the evolution is backwards.