Brent Corrigan: I Declined To Be In James Franco’s Movie About Me

Posted October 20, 2015 by with 89 comments

bc33In case you were wondering if Brent Corrigan would have any involvement with King Cobra, the upcoming feature film chronicling the murder of Cobra Video owner Bryan Kocis (starring Keegan Allen as convicted murderer/porn star Harlow Cuadra, as seen above today on set with James Franco), here’s Corrigan’s official response, via Facebook:

The internet has been a buzz regarding some recent news that a movie is being filmed right now in New York State chronicling the Bryan Kocis murder and the early days of my adult career. I was originally approached to be a part of the film as a consultant and the cast. I was asked to play a small part in the film and declined the role. Ultimately, I chose to move forward with my own plans to finally release my book in place of taking part in someone else’s presentation of events that I personally lived as a young adult. It’s going to be an exciting coming year! The book is nearly finished and is now going through edits and rewrites. Even with the time that has passed, the memories are still very real and raw for me. I look forward to finally telling my story, beginning middle and end, with an earnest stroke. Thanks for being so patient, everyone!

Corrigan also took some time to respond to fan questions about his non-involvement with the project, which stars Molly Ringwald and Christian Slater, and is being produced by Academy Award-nominated James Franco:

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  • bob80

    Who’s the guy with Franco?

    • FrenchBug

      Keegan Allen who plays Brent in the movie. Formerly of “Pretty Little Liars”

      • DPS

        Keegan is actually portraying Harlow Cuadra

        • FrenchBug

          Thank you. I stand corrected 🙂

      • WillG

        No Garrett Clayton is playing Brent. Keegan’s role hasn’t been announced but it’s pretty obvious he’s playing Harlow.

        • FrenchBug

          I stand corrected 🙂

      • Scrapple

        I believe Keegan is still on PLL.

        • zipperpull

          you are correct

      • bob80

        Oh thanks, I didn’t recognise him. He’s a pretty boy but I’m afraid he isn’t a very good actor.

  • FrenchBug

    To be fair, he has a point about the 90210-type casting subconsciously reducing the creep factor.
    I always think of “Battle Royale” when I think about teenage casting in Hollywood movie. The Japanese horror movie actually cast 14, 15 year-olds for a movie about teenagers slaughtering each other and the effect was widely different from American horror movies where “teenagers” look like they are in their late 20s. As in: a lot more horrifying.

    • Goodboy

      He was a very young looking teenager back then. Twenty someone actors don’t convey the creep factor of this Brian guy. Makes people sympathetic to him instead of you get what you deserve.

      Two killers off the street and one pedo dead. All in all a very successful outcome.

  • CK

    I was skeptical about Corrigan being offered the role at first, but then I realized that Franco’s involvement/push for this project is probably just an elaborate way of getting his dick sucked. So I could see him offering Corrigan the role for a chance at a drunken blowjob at the wrap party now that rentboy is dead.

    • Mimi B

      A repeat of his meeting with Dustin Lance Black (or whatever his name is)… Remember the movie Milk?

  • Athra56

    What a dumb bitch! Trying to shove those terrible movies down our throats the last decade, and now he finally gets a chance to be a part in something that “might” make him more “mainstream” and a “legitimate” actor and he spits in the opportunities face. Guess he just subconsciously knows he can’t act.

  • john

    Oh no…Is he back in the news???

  • S .

    I also turned down the Brent Corrigan role. Anyone else?

    • Hee Hee 🙂

    • Mimi B

      I declined the role because my attitude turned everyone off. It seems that I’m quite arrogant and full of shit.

      Pardon me… I just woke up from a nightmare about Brent Corrigan.

  • Dutch Courage

    I don’t think there is anything bigger in the gay porn universe as Brent Corrigan’s ego.

  • DPS

    “Ultimately, I chose to move forward with my own plans to finally release my book in place of taking part in someone else’s presentation of events that I personally lived as a young adult.”

    It would seem to me that this would have been a great opportunity to really make it known what he endured during that time. Not everyone will bother with the book. BTW, you ARE still a very young adult. People DO live beyond 35 years.

    • andrew

      Do you think the Hollywood version of events will reflect what actually happened and the real lives of the people involved?

      • lordgabux

        exactly

      • DPS

        Well, I suppose you’re correct. Hollywood has no real history of actual events and it isn’t the Brent Corrigan story.

  • DrunkEnough

    Love how Brent refuses to talk deeply about what happened until there’s a buck to be made.

  • Galaxy_Scribe

    I tend to believe him on this…

  • Rick Tan

    He didn’t say he declined to play himself. He just declined a small part, and to be a consultant. I would’ve done the same thing.

  • bobby durst

    Much more interested in James Franco’s telling than Brent Corrigan’s.

  • cluelesswitness

    He has been struggling with his acting career for years and now all of sudden he is turning down roles with James Franco? REALLY, BITCH?

    He is just trying to save face because they didn’t contact him to be in the movie. Also if he really wanted to move forward why is he writing a damn book about the topic he is trying to get over??????

    • Mimi B

      So true… In fact Corrigan has stated that he had put the past behind him and didn’t want to relive it. Thus, he wouldn’t be writing a book, etc…

    • kevin

      I agree. He’s a well-known prima donna and likely wasn’t even asked. Too much trouble

  • McM.

    A gay actor not only playing a gay character, but also in a role that is highly sexualized.

    That’s not how Hollywood works.

    Such honors belong to straight men so later on we can congratulate them for being “brave”.

    • Xzamilloh

      Yeah, but then those gay actors run the risk of being typecasted as only being able to play gay roles.

      • MAnthony

        I don’t think that is true, There are many gay actors and actresses that play straight roles. Cheyenne Jackson is playing one right now on AHS. Portia DeRossi almost always is straight in her roles, Look at Neil Patrick Harris, He played a ladies man for , what, 9 years on how I met your mother and no one thought any different. The days of being an out gay actor and not getting jobs is over.

        • Xzamilloh

          Using Portia DeRossi is intellectually dishonest because the stigma for lesbians with her appearance playing straight is almost nonexistent…. Jane Lynch would have been a better example. Furthermore, Neil Patrick Harris played ONE role for 9 years, so it’s not the same as getting consistent work as a straight actor. Matt Bomer would have been a better example, as his classic good looks transcend straight or gay. Cheyenne Jackson… nope. I feel like your examples could have been better but they were not, and also nice try in not addressing the “typecasting” comment and simply saying “The days of being an out gay actor and not getting jobs is over”… because I totally did not say anything like that.

        • kevin

          Television comedies, yes, but it will be a long time before we see an out, male gay actor play a straight romantic lead in a feature film. Had he not come out, Rupert Everett would have been a Bond, I’m convinced.

    • Cameron

      I’m pretty certain Garrett Clayton is gay. Not out yet, of course.

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  • Zealot

    In a statement from Corrigan’s publicist, we learn that Brent is actually considering a run for President in 2020– throwing his hat in the ring with such political luminaries as Kanye West, Lindsay Lohan and Janice Dickinson; and therefore could not be connected with such a lascivious project regarding his alleged connections to underage, bareback gay male pornography and murder. Please respect Brent’s privacy as he consoles his dear friend Khloe Kardashian at the bedside of Lamar Odom, and secludes himself to ghost write the screenplay for the Star Wars: Force Awakens sequel, already in production.

    • lordgabux

      hahahahahhahaahahahhahahaa you are a demon!

      • Zealot

        Thanks. I’ll take “demon”….I’ve certainly been called worse! LOL

        • lordgabux

          hahahaha, you are very welcome!!!

  • lance

    will we find out if Brent Corrigan was the murder?

  • lance

    will we find out in this movie if the death of Bryan Kocis was Brent’s fault? I hope so =)
    And by the way the way that Brent Corrigan is such an attention whore he would definitely be part of the movie and post photos besides James franco. I highy doubt that he was ever asked to be part of it. She is just being a bitter drama queen.

  • Goodboy

    Brent’s right about one thing. He was a very young looking teenager back then. Twenty someone actors don’t convey the creep factor of this Brian guy. Makes people sympathetic to him instead of you get what you deserve.

  • Scrapple

    If Brent’s account is true, something tells me the “small part” was the sticking point. Brent’s ego wouldn’t allow him to be upstaged in a movie detailing events in his own life.

    • andrew

      Would you?

      • Scrapple

        If I had delusions of being a well-recognized mainstream actor, I would. Why turn down a chance to network with people who are already firmly established in the industry?

        • andrew

          You make a good point about the chance at networking with people in the industry.

        • Spongey

          Exactly what I thought. I mean, sure Brent can claim a cameo in “Milk” but that was 7 years ago. He’s delusional if he thinks that his book will become a bestseller and the screenplay for his version of events will be a box office smash.

          • Scrapple

            I didn’t remember his scene in “Milk.” I probably blocked it out.

          • kevin

            he only got the part because he let notorious chicken-hawk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black fuck him

      • disqus_9xayOTnP13

        I would take the consultant fee and chow down on craft services, but decline an on screen part unless a SAG card was attached.

  • Denis-Adam Pompa

    Thank goodness he turned it down, I sure didn’t want to see him in the movie, must less in porn movie Brent’s involved in, he’s not all that!

  • Maximus

    Look at this bitch, thinkin’ she some kinda Jane Austen. Calm down, queen. Yo’ book ain’t ’bout to be the next great achievement in English literature.

    • WhimsyCotton

      It can’t be any worse than the trash half the Youtube world is putting out there. “Hi, I’m 18 years old and am writing an autobiography of my long eventful life as a Youtube vlogger!” At least Brent’s egomaniacal ass has a story worth writing about.

      • Maximus

        True.

  • Lady Jade

    You know it really pisses me off when people bitch @ a person declines to be in a movie that they don’t want to have any involvement in. Brent Corrigan has a right to his decision.

  • andrew

    I look forward to seeing the movie and reading Brent’s book. It should be interesting to compare Hollywood’s version of the events with Brent’s eye witness account of the events.

    • Odetofear

      In Everything You Wanted to Know about Gay Porn Stars documentary. They did a segment on Harlow Cuadra, it’s hard to say where the director was siding. I came away with the feeling that Cuadra might have been innocent and that Corrigan had more of hand in the incident, but who really knows? I’m more interested in Brent’s book than Franco’s movie. All his queer artistic works (paintings, writing/directing/acting roles) have been shit.

      • Dutch Courage

        His book will be so predictable: my youth was troublesome, I needed money, Kocis was a pedophile who lured me into gay porn, I was an innocent underage guy who was naive, I’m sorry Kocis was murdered but don’t feel sorry he’s dead, I want to be a legitimate actor, GoFundMy new movie about a gay mermaid etc etc etc.

        • andrew

          That may indeed be the book’s outline but the details about those aspects of his life might be very interesting reading.

        • disqus_9xayOTnP13

          Actually it was his “BF” at the time that pushed him into porn. Is how the story sits right now. And he was told we shoot now or never. A teens brain doesn’t calculate consequence to well.

          • lordgabux

            You know what, you can be naïve the first time… but how many movies did he do while underage?

          • disqus_9xayOTnP13

            he was still a teen.
            None of the dvds have been pulled from the market. So was he ever under age? I always wondered if the whole thing a PR stunt. His underage bru-ha-ha not subsequent events.

          • Mimi B

            Your mistaken about the dvd’s … At least two were pulled from the market in America. Distributors were furious and everyone lost big $$$$ because the DVDs had to be destroyed immediately. Of course on free porn sites you may see scenes from the dvd’s. Individuals, who had purchased an impacted dvd, were directed to destroy it and/or not play it to groups. We know that was unlikely enforced, which gave way to torrent posting.

            Additionally, the impacted dvd’s were not banned in many foreign countries (Europe, Asia markets, Latin nations). It may likely be true that some US distributors sold them overseas, which would violate federal law.

          • disqus_9xayOTnP13

            Which two?

          • sexnando

            schoolboy crush i think

          • sexnando
    • lordgabux

      I’m just gonna wait for the Bollywood version of both things (book and movie).

  • Todd

    James Franco refused to cast Mina as Bryan Kocis’ sister. Damn you, Molly Ringwald !! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/6d/0d/c4/6d0dc47bd2d8adbeabbc3724344d1c21.jpg

  • beariac

    Apart from the small role he was offered, it sounds to me like BC didn’t like the script, the tone and/or the way he was portrayed. If he couldn’t influence that beforehand from within, then he also wouldn’t have been able to bitch or moan about it once the movie was made. This way, he can criticize it after its release and promote his side of the story. (trans: sell more copies of his book).

  • Myko

    He wasn’t offered a big enough part, so he turned it down.
    What Brent fails to realise, is the story isn’t about HIM it just contains aspects of him.

    I don’t think his book will reveal anything more than we already know (unless he makes shit up).

    Brent had his 5 minutes of fame and will go down in the history books as “that under age kid that who did porn by faking his ID and thought he was a superstar”

    • Mimi B

      Plus hell offer an unsolicited critique… One that will find fault in every aspect of the film

      • Myko

        Exactly. you can imagine all the shit he comes out with once the film is released.

        **ATTENTION SEEKING KLAXON ** will soon be sounding

  • WhimsyCotton

    Why is James Franco so utterly consumed and obsessed with gay people? It’s like borderline weird.

    • disqus_9xayOTnP13

      I wondered the same thing, his last movie about the lost minutes of “Cruising”. was like watching the green room of a porn shoot where Quaaludes where handed out.

      Just checked out his IMDB that boy don’t sleep.

  • Sed

    Brent Corrigan had at least an idea that Joe and Harlow wanted to murder Brian Kocias but did he warn him? Nope. Brent might not be a murderer but he sure didn’t care that one might happen.

    Will his new book talk about the fact that he was an underage escort before he lied his way into Brian Kocias’s movies. I doubt it. Brian Kocias may not have been a good person but Brent Corrigan is most likely a sociopath.

    • disqus_9xayOTnP13

      Wow that is an interest interpretation of the facts of the case.
      He knew, or heard them talking about it?
      Escort at 17? Which state?
      That he was lured in to maybe forging the release?

      That is a mighty big ax there

  • Maxine Mesmer

    Get the boys from Suite Life of Zack and Cody. I hear they need work.

  • James Johnson III

    So, you say you declined to be part of the movie and “you’ll see why when you see the film”. But they asked you to be a consultant on the film so that the story would be accurate.

    It is really strange to hear him badmouthing the filn, presumably because of its inaccurate portrayal, when they asked him to be a consultant presumably so that the portrayals would be accurate. They asked him to be a part of the solution and his tweet makes him part of the problem.

  • kevin

    At its best, this movie could be Fargo 2.0, or perhaps ‘In Cold Blood’ as bungling road-trip comedy.

  • Sed

    It’s probably one of those half hour direct-to-video things.

  • Lady Jade

    OK so maybe I don’t know the whole story?