Film & TV

Prep Your Poppers: James Franco’s Gay Porn Thriller is Cumming Soon

Film & TV

Prep Your Poppers: James Franco’s Gay Porn Thriller is Cumming Soon

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IFC Midnight released a trailer this week for King Cobra, the gay porn thriller, starring James Franco. Based on the murder of gay porn mogul, Bryan Kocis, at the hands of two escorts, King Cobra follows James Franco and Keegan Allen as Viper Boyz, an up-and-coming online porn company fighting for access to superstar Brent Corrigan, played by Garrett Clayton. Christian Slater stars as Kocis, the mogul behind Cobra Video, who fought to keep Corrigan all to himself.

Cobra Video was one of the first companies to use the Internet to distribute porn, making the company and its owner pioneers in the business. King Cobra, directed by Justin Kelly, has been described as “part delirious tabloid-shocker satire, part American tragedy.” Also featuring Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald, the film looks homoerotic and psychotic—think Wild Things meets American Psycho, with a dash of Cruel Intentions. 

Out October 21, watch the trailer, below.