James Franco Runs Porn in ‘King Cobra’ Trailer

Justin Kelly–Directed Movie

IFC Films has released the official trailer for Justin Kelly–directed movie King Cobra, starring James Franco and Christian Slater as rival gay porn producers warring over the employment of a burgeoning star (Garrett Clayton).

Based on the 2007 murder of adult film producer Bryan Kocis, the movie premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival to positive reviews, and will be released in select theaters and VOD on October 21. Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone, Keegan Allen and Sean Grandillo also star in the film.

Check out “the exuberant and fast-paced” trailer below.

James Franco runs porn

Well, it certainly isn’t for me. I just hope the point isn’t to glamorize the porn industry but to horrify you.

Justin Kelly–Directed Movie

Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, King Cobra is a deliciously dark, twisted plunge into the behind-the-scenes world of the pornography industry. 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. Co-starring Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald, King Cobra is part delirious, tabloid-shocker satire, part American tragedy.

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