The Internet recently went crazy over James Franco’s new queer-bait project, King Cobra. Franco posted a revealing photo of himself and Keegan Allen in Nasty Pig underwear shortly after Molly Ringwald and Christian Slater took a selfie as castmates. Today, Garrett Clayton posted a photo of himself scantily clad in his costume.
The porn biopic is about the murder of Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis (Slater) at the hands of rival producers/pornstars, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerekes. Their homicidal plot was an effort to steal Cobra’s star, Brent Corrigan (Clayton), who was in a legal battle with Cobra at the time regarding his being underage.
From recent onset photos, it appears that Allen may play Cuadra. Perhaps Franco is playing Kerekes?
One person not crazy about Franco’s new film is Corrigan himself. The pornstar posted a statement to Facebook about his refusal to be a part of the film and plans for his own version of the story:
The internet has been a buzz regarding some recent news that a movie is being filmed right now in New York State...
Posted by brent corrigan on Monday, October 19, 2015
Corrigan also shared his opinion of Clayton’s casting on Twitter:
I was 17-21 in the years the screenplay spans. I looked much younger. He doesn't embody Brian's preference for not legal boys @NathanJ
— Brent Corrigan (@BrentCorrigan) October 20, 2015
He later posted a NSFW response that shows a little more support.
Although Corrigan briefly retired from porn to go mainstream, he has returned to the adult film industry and can apparently add published author to his resume as well.