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James Franco, Christian Slater, and Alicia Silverstone star in this scandalous true-crime thriller about two rival gay porn producers competing for the attention of a particularly popular adult video performer.
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.
“Outstanding. Movies don’t get much juicier, funnier, creepier, sadder, or smarter.” – The Wrap
“A sensitive and darkly hilarious true crime story that works from top to bottom.” – IndieWire
“This darkly comic factual drama hits all the right notes, thanks to inspired turns from Christian Slater and James Franco.” – Little White Lies
“James Franco is at his brazen best. The actor gives his most unhinged performance since ‘Spring Breakers.’” – The Guardian
Director: Justin Kelly
Monday,November 7: 1:15
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