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King Cobra (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 October 2016 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sean Paul Lockhart / Brent Corrigan
... Stephen
... Amy
... Joey, Cobra Performer
... Harlow
... Joe
... Shane
... Nosey Neighbor
... Mikey (as Spencer Lofranco)
Angel Montes ... Angel, Viper Performer (as Angel Montes Ayala)
... Davey, Viper Assistant
... Blake Savage, Viper Perfomer
Joe James ... Tow Truck Driver
... Janette
... 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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Королевская кобра  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$11,624, 23 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,505, 30 October 2016
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The real-life murder of Bryan Kocis occurred in Dallas Twp. in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in January 2007. Kocis' attorney in his use of underage teen boys for Cobra Video was Luzerne County defense attorney Al Flora, Jr. Al Flora, Jr. also represented Jeff Dennis, a Dallas Twp. cop who in October 2007, was sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 killing of his wife, Carli, for having an affair. The murder of Carli Dennis by the Dallas Twp. cop was featured on a 2017 episode of Fatal Vows on the Investigative Discovery Channel. See more »

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Sean Paul Lockhart: Alright, let's fuck.
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Written by Philip Gamble
Performed by Hysterics
Courtesy of Night Slugs/Warp UK
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Exudes a sense of fun and hedonism, but doesn't lose track of suspense
5 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

KING COBRA is a fast-paced movie tracing the real-life events in the life of Brent Corrigan, a gay porn actor who was illegally performing under age, and who got all tied up in a murder mystery story. I got into this movie naïvely, not actually knowing anything about the history of the true events, not even knowing that James Franco and Christian Slater were involved!— and I was pleasantly surprised.

As to be expected given the premise, there is a lot of male nudity... All throughout the movie exudes a sense of hedonism—one gets the impression that the whole cast had a lot of fun making this little movie. The acting is really good throughout and the main actor, Garrett Clayton, does a good job as appearing "twinky" while also being believably serious when it is called for. James Franco's character is quite reminiscent of his role in SPRING KILLERS.

The real life story of what actually happened surrounding Brent Corrigan is truly compelling, which makes for a good plot. The progression of the story is well executed, but perhaps the ending was a little abrupt. All in all a fun movie. So, go and watch KING COBRA—it's not a masterpiece, but certainly a great little diversion, with a few genuine suspense moments.


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