Christian Slater On Playing A Gay Pornographer In “King Kobra”

Christian Slater, who plays a gay film pornographer in Jame Franco’s King Cobra, sat down to chat with Conan O’Brien about the film.

Admitting playing a gay role, complete with gay sex scenes, was a bit “out of his wheelhouse,” Slater told Conan, “You have to feel the fear and then do it anyway.” Slater then invited Conan to touch his nipple to jokingly display his control over same-sex anxiety.

“I did have a lot of anxiety and fear about doing something like this,” he continued. “But then I just said, ‘I’m an actor!’ I asked my wife she said you should absolutely go do it. I dove right in.”

King Kobra will land in select theaters and Video OnDemand October 21.


Much excitement surrounding the release of the trailer for King Cobra, the upcoming Christian Slater/James Franco flick. And why not? With gay porn, murder and crazy/insane characters, what’s not to like?

The flick chronicles the meteoric success of gay adult film star “Brent Corrigan” and his personal/professional relationship with the producer who created him, “Bryan Kocis” played by Christian Slater.

When Corrigan decides he might be better off as a free-agent, Kocis informs Corrigan he’s legally bound to work only for him. As a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by utilizing Corrigan’s talents as well, things take a turn for the dark side.

Starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone, Garrett Clayton, and Keegan Allen.

Directed by Justin Kelly (I Am Michael), King Cobra had it’s premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was featured Outfest.

In theaters October 21st, 2016.