Trailer: Franco, Slater Run Porn In “King Cobra”

Though the world of straight pornography has been explored in several mainstream films, most notably “Boogie Nights,” the gay porn world also has its share of interesting tales. Leave it to James Franco to give one of the industry’s biggest scandals a look into with the upcoming “King Cobra” which released its trailer today.

Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton, Keegan Allen, Molly Ringwald, and Alicia Silverstone all star in the film which is set in 2006 and ties into the brutal murder of Cobra Video founder Bryan Phillips and the underage scandal involving Cobra’s biggest star Brent Corrigan.

Slater plays the closeted gay porn mogul, who has been renamed ‘Stephen’ here, alongside Garrett Clayton as Corrigan. Franco plays a rival producer and Allen his unstable lover as the pair set out to steal Corrigan for their label. Justin Kelly (“I Am Michael”) helms the film which gets an in cinema and On Demand release on October 21st.