• King Cobra (2016)

King Cobra

Release Date: October 21st, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 14th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

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 is molded into a star by Stephen, 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 and his unstable lover.

Cast: Garrett Clayton, Christian Slater, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Ringwald, Keegan Allen, James Franco, Sean Grandillo, Spencer Rocco Lofranco

Director: Justin Kelly

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: SSS Entertainment, IFC Films, Yale Productions, Rabbit Bandini Productions, Digital Ignition Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, House, Brooding, Hotel, Mother, Intense, 2000s, Cheeky, Office

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Kelly spends so long establishing these two relationships, looking at the gifts and the internet fame and the inevitable possessiveness, that he has little time for the developments that might've turned a better paced version of this story into a true-crime nailbiter. show more

  • 80
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    Movies don’t get much juicier, funnier, creepier, sadder, or smarter than writer-director Justin Kelly‘s King Cobra. show more

  • 70
    Graham FullerScreen International

    Justin Kelly’s King Cobra bears the distinction of being the first optimistic black comedy set in the world of gay porn production that’s also extremely classy. show more

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