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King Cobra (2016)

Director:
Justin Kelly

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Bio/Drama/Thriller

NORWEGIAN TITLE
King Cobra

RUNNING TIME
92 minutes

Producer:
James Franco
Vince Jolivette
Jordan Yale Levine
Scott Levenson
Shaun Sanghani
Iris Torres

Screenwriter:
Justin Kelly


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Sean Paul Lockhart / Brent Corrigan Garrett Clayton
Stephen Kocis Christian Slater

Harlow Cuadra

Keegan Allen
Joe Kerekes James Franco
Janette Lockhart Alicia Silverstone -
Mikey Spencer Lofranco -
Amy Kocis Molly Ringwald -

 

Review

Writer/director Justin Kelly welcomes you to the world of medium-budget gay porn during the fairly early Internet era, in which 17-year-old Sean/Brent (Garrett Clayton) becomes a porn sensation after hooking up with stay-at-home producer Stephen Kocis (Christian Slater). Kelly views the sexual orientation of his characters as unremarkable, which is refreshing. But of course, these aren't your regular gays next door these are people living in an outlandish world. And Kelly constantly mitigates the story's outrageous, tragic nature with droplets of black humour and a distancing tone. He doesn't want you to feel the tragedy, he wants you to comfortably observe it. But it's all quite morbidly fun, like a gay porn version of Larry Clark's Bully. There are fine performances, particularly by Christian Slater as the porn producer and Keegan Allen as the half-witted escort Harlow Cuadra. James Franco co-starred and co-produced.

Copyright 04.05.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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