A trailer has dropped for the true crime gay porn drama King Cobra. The film centers around the early rise of adult entertainer Sean Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan (portrayed by Garrett Clayton), who becomes the conduit to a lurid tale of murder and deception as his popularity grows. The ensemble cast includes Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars), Molly Ringwald (Jem and the Holograms), Alicia Silverstone (Vamps) and James Franco, who serves as one of the film’s producers. Justin Kelly (I Am Michael) directs the film and penned the screenplay (D. Madison Savage shares a “story by” credit.
Corrigan, a seemingly fresh-faced and youthful suburbanite, is morphed into a porn success story thanks to the backing of Cobra Video mogul Stephen (Slater), yet when tensions begin to rise (as well as more dollars requested) a rift starts to grown between the young man and his boss. The tension also invites the interests of a pair of rival porn producers – played by Allen and Franco – who want for nothing but to ruin the Cobra Video brand and steal its leading man. The tale grows more sordid in the variety of “you can’t make this up” terrain.
King Cobra made its world premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where the film sparked spirited but mostly warm reactions from critics, and was recently snapped up by IFC Films. The film will open in select theaters as well as arrive on VOD on October 21st.