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 as a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible.
The news footage and clips used in the film are archived footage from WNEP-TV, the ABC affiliate in Northeastern and Central PA. This news station once employed conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly, before he went on to other affiliates in other markets and gained national acclaim hosting Inside Edition from 1989-1995. See more »
Oh, why don't you come on in and have a seat?
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Written by Philip Gamble
Performed by Hysterics
Courtesy of Night Slugs/Warp UK See more »
Barely Worth Watching
I saw the preview for this movie and thought it might be worth watching since it was based upon a true story.
Be warned: the trailer basically gives you the entire movie plot. There is really nothing else learned other than whodunit.
Let's talk about the nudity aspect, which seems to have gotten a lot of attention.
Most basic cable channels show a lot of male nudity and it so commonplace now that it is no longer shocking. Of course we could factor in foreign films but that wouldn't be fair as male nudity in many other countries isn't viewed with such prudishness. I'll never understand why women can be completely naked and then it is a big deal to show a man naked, but I digress.
For this movie there is no full frontal male nudity, as if to state that the movie makers valued substance over gratuitous nudity. They didn't but never the less, a movie about gay porn has most men running around in their underwear.
To me, that isn't a big deal as I was hoping for fully really characters. But there again, I was disappointed. The characters were never fully fleshed out and from what the real Brent Corrigan stated, there is a key person who wasn't even written into the script. The real Brent Corrigan was invited to join the movie and didn't - not even agreeing to the use of his name and finally leasing it to the movie makers.
Then there is the issue of the vibrant colors you see in the posters. That is not a representation of the actual movie. This movie appears to have been filmed in a couple of suburban homes with very basic lighting.
Overall, there is an indication that this movie was critically praised yet after actually viewing it - there was nothing new learned and it was so sanitized that you would think it was a Lifetime movie.
In conclusion, James Franco - if you think anyone believes you are actually straight, keep trying because no one believes it. And that doesn't mean you are a good representation of the LGBTQ community because you aren't.
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