James Franco & Christian Slater in Trailer for Indie Drama 'King Cobra'

September 26, 2016
Source: YouTube

King Cobra Trailer

"Just wait ’till I make you a star." IFC Films has debuted a trailer for an indie drama titled King Cobra, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, King Cobra is a "deliciously dark, twisted plunge into the behind-the-scenes world of the porn industry." The film is about a young gay porn star, played by Garrett Clayton, who decides to leave the producer who originally made him famous but encounters more trouble by way of two rival producers who try to cash in on his fame. The impressive cast includes James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone, Keegan Allen and Sean Grandillo. It's described as "part delirious, tabloid-shocker satire, part American tragedy." Definitely not going to be for everyone, but might be worth a watch. Take a peek.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Justin Kelly's King Cobra, direct from IFC's YouTube:

King Cobra Poster

It's 2006, YouTube is in its infancy, and internet porn is still behind a paywall. Taking the stage name Brent Corrigan, a fresh-faced, wannabe adult video performer (Garrett Clayton) is molded into a star by Stephen (Christian Slater), a closeted gay porn mogul who runs the skin flick empire Cobra Video from his seemingly ordinary suburban home. But as Brent's rise and demands for more money put him at odds with his boss, he also attracts the attention of a rival producer (James Franco) and his unstable lover (Keegan Allen) who will stop at nothing to squash Cobra Video and steal its number one star. King Cobra is both written & directed by Justin Kelly, his second feature film after I Am Michael. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. IFC will release King Cobra in select theaters starting October 21st this fall.

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  • Bo
    Well it certainly isn't for me, that's for sure. I know, from having worked on quite a few movies that no one sets out to make a bad one, but I swear this Franco guy is doing his best in that regard. This one, to me, looked just horrible. Man oh man.
    • I was preparing to post a comment saying: "this is certainly a movie for Bo" to tease you ;D
      • Bo
        I'm either becoming way too predictable or you're a perceptional genius,
        • ;D I feel you. I would react the same if it was Zack Ef'ron or Seth Rogen.
  • shiboleth
    Ouch, man ...
  • ScotchLuv
    Probably not for homophobes but looks good to me
    • Stup it Bub
      • ScotchLuv
        Is that some sort of homophobic insult? Trump supporter?
    • Nielsen700
      You're definitely a homophobe if you don't think this looks like the best film of the year.
      • ScotchLuv
        I already bought my ticket
      • tarek
        I am a homophobe
        • Nielsen700
          Thought as much. With that Nathan Drake avatar. Celebrating such a CIS-gendered pig...
  • Bl00dwerK
    Slater has had a fascinating career.
  • bumboclot
    If Mr Robot was less of a hacker and more of a gay porn star...




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