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FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE FEATURE NARRATIVE

KING COBRA

TFF 2016 Directed by Justin Kelly
FILM GUIDE ARCHIVE KING COBRA [TFF 2016]
Writer-director Justin Kelly follows up last year’s festival favorite, I Am Michael, with a ripped-from-the-headlines drama covering the early career of Sean Paul Lockhart (Garrett Clayton), who rose to niche stardom as the gay porn headliner Brent Corrigan, yet did not see the returns he expected from his meteoric success.

Offended by his paltry paycheck, Lockhart falls out with the owner, director, and producer (Christian Slater) of the label that made his famous Cobra video. When the newly minted sex symbol attracts the attentions of a cash-strapped pair of rival producers and performers (James Franco and Keegan Allen) an all out porn turf war ensues. Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald offer memorable turns as the mother and sister stunned by the revelations of the sordid, secret lives of their loved ones as the film delves into the most extreme lengths people will go to stay in the game.

—Dan Hunt
Interests
Drama
Writer-director Justin Kelly follows up last year’s festival favorite, I Am Michael, with a ripped-from-the-headlines drama covering the early career of Sean Paul Lockhart (Garrett Clayton), who rose to niche stardom as the gay porn headliner Brent Corrigan, yet did not see the returns he expected from his meteoric success.

Offended by his paltry paycheck, Lockhart falls out with the owner, director, and producer (Christian Slater) of the label that made his famous Cobra video. When the newly minted sex symbol attracts the attentions of a cash-strapped pair of rival producers and performers (James Franco and Keegan Allen) an all out porn turf war ensues. Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald offer memorable turns as the mother and sister stunned by the revelations of the sordid, secret lives of their loved ones as the film delves into the most extreme lengths people will go to stay in the game.

—Dan Hunt
Film Information
Year: 2016
Length: 92 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Justin Kelly
Screenwriter: Justin Kelly
Producer: James Franco, Vince Jolivette, Jordan Yale Levine, Scott Levenson, Shaun Sanghani
Editor: Joshua Raymond Lee
Associate Producer: Thymaya Payne
Cinematographer: Benjamin Loeb
Composer: Tim Kvasnosky
Co-Producer: Iris Torres, Jon Keeyes
Production Designer: Anastasia White
Costume Designer: Matthew Simonelli
Sound Designer: Scott Kramer
Cast: James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, Keegan Allen, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Ringwald
Contacts

Press Contact
John Murphy
Murphy PR
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212 414 0408
jmurphy@murphypr.com

US Sales Contact
Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 424 288 2000
filmsales@caa.com

International Sales Contact
Jordan Yale Levine
Yale Productions
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 310 927 7934
jyl@yaleproductions.com

About the Director(s)
Justin Kelly's feature directorial debut, I Am Michael (starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts and executive produced by Gus Van Sant), premiered at both Sundance and Berlin’s 2015 festivals. Prior, he worked as an editor while making short films, music videos, and developing features.

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