King Cobra | CLOSING NIGHT!
Directed by Justin Kelly
Writer-director Justin Kelly, producers Scott Levenson and Jordan Yale Levine, and star Garrett Clayton are expected in attendance at the screening for red carpet and Q&A!
James Franco and writer-director Justin Kelly follow-up their critically hailed collaboration I AM MICHAEL with an even juicier gay-themed film, a crime thriller based on true events. Christian Slater plays Stephen, a small-time gay porn producer who lucks out when he discovers twink extraordinaire Sean Paul Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan (played by Disney channel alumn Garrett Clayton). Sean is only too eager to dive in, but success as a gay adult superstar comes with a price: Stephen has fallen in love with Sean and isn’t about to let him go. Sean has other ideas and though many producers in the gay porn industry are dying to work with him, there’s a glitch: Stephen trademarked the name “Brent Corrigan” and Sean can’t use it. Meanwhile, Joe (James Franco) and his boy toy Harlow (Keegan Allen), two petty gay porn producers who call themselves “the Viper Boys” are up to their necks in debt and decide they need to make a film with Brent Corrigan, no matter the cost. When Sean explains his messy legal situation with Stephen, they handle it in their own way – with horrific results. A real-life tale of murder, greed and gay sexual obsession, KING COBRA has become one of the most talked about films of the year. Molly Ringwald and Alicia Silverstone co-star.
Don’t let the party stop there! Meet us at Progress Bar (3359 N Halsted) after the screening for hors d’oeuvres to snack on, a FREE drink ticket, and music to dance the night away! Grab your tickets now and help us close out the 34th edition of Reeling in style!