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King Cobra (2016)

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Veteran gay pornography producer Stephen battles two rival producers over the rights to his underage porn star creation, Brent Corrigan, with deadly results.

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Justin Kelly

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Garrett Clayton ... Sean Paul Lockhart / Brent Corrigan
Christian Slater ... Stephen
Molly Ringwald ... Amy
James Kelley ... Joey, Cobra Performer
Keegan Allen ... Harlow
James Franco ... Joe
Robby Johnson ... Shane
Rosemary Howard ... Nosey Neighbor
Spencer Rocco Lofranco ... Mikey (as Spencer Lofranco)
Angel Montes Angel Montes ... Angel, Viper Performer (as Angel Montes Ayala)
Paul Michael Polsinelli ... Davey, Viper Assistant
Joseph Baird ... Blake Savage, Viper Perfomer
Joe James Joe James ... Tow Truck Driver
Alicia Silverstone ... Janette
Ron Simons ... Hardy, Producer
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Storyline

This ripped-from-the-headlines drama covers the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. Brent Corrigan, before his falling out with the producer who made him famous. When Sean decides he'd be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible.

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Sex is not a game, it's a business. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Королевская кобра See more »

Filming Locations:

Kingston, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,624, 23 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,505, 30 October 2016
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1.78 : 1
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Real-life Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judge -- Michael Conahan -- signed paperwork in 2006 changing the real-life victim Bryan Kocis' charge from sex assault to corruption of minors. As a result of that change, Kocis was not required to be registered as a Megan's Law offender and Cobra Video commenced. Conahan later pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges in relation to the infamous "Kids for Cash" scandal, and is serving 17.5 years in prison for other charges. The Luzerne County scandal, involving Kocis' judge, of sentencing kids to overly-harsh sentences to an out of state facility for cash kickbacks was used in a Law and Order: Special Victims Unit episode 10.20 "Crush". Actress Swoozie Kurtz played the Conahan role of the crooked judge. See more »

Quotes

Stephen: [First lines] Alright, why don't you come on in, have a seat.
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Who was Stephen again, played by Slater?
24 October 2016 | by HelenDamnation57See all my reviews

This is sort of a real life comment type of review, as I knew both Harlow and Joe before they were both convicted.

I had an affiliate sales porn blog, and Harlow and Joe's porn company and their corresponding porn site (BoyBatter.co/) were big money-makers. They focused on military, hyper-masculine types of young men, and their fans couldn't get enough.

They focused on bareback porn, which means of course "without condoms", pioneers of the industry at the time. Now bareback porn has become almost the standard in most markets, as it seems to sell better than safe sex videos.

After arrest and before conviction, Harlow called me often always to reiterate that he wasn't guilty, and I supported him in my own naive way. (The collect telephone calls from prison/jail were outrageously expensive, and I asked him not to call me unless it was something urgent.) But my question is why is Bryan Kocis, who was the actual owner of Cobra Video, (hence the title of the movie) named and referred to in the film as Stephen? Was there a prenuptial type of agreement with Bryan's family to completely avoid using his real name?

I'm going to watch the film tonight, and will update this, if possible, after viewing it.


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