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Controversial Food Network host Paula Deen got the buttery boot from ABC's Dancing with the Stars last night, after offering up a corpse-like jig to Madonna's "Vogue."
Deen, along with her rhythm partner Louis van Amsteel, and a few backup dancers, ripped off Madge's Marie Antoinette-themed performance of "Vogue" at the 1990 VMAs.
The result was a cruel bludgeoning of the senses, physically and spiritually.
Deen's limbs were all but completely guided by her dedicated dancers, and her attempt to actually vogue came off more like an insecure tween doing a cross between "The Electric Slide" and "Macarena" at a summer swim club's Labor Day BBQ than dancing.
Before her performance, DWTS showed Deen's rehearsal footage, where she obtusely stated that "Madonna is a sexual icon, y'all. (We) don't have anything in common!"
Except for the fact that -- as Gawker's Rich Juzwiak points out -- Deen, whose history of using racial epithets and generally doing racially and culturally insensitive -- if not outright racist -- things has been well-documented, chose a style invented by gay men and trans women of color, and then chose to cover an appropriated cover of that same style (aka Madonna's "Vogue").
Meta in the worst way.
Paula and her poor partner, Louis, received a score of 6 from every judge -- even Olivia Newton-John, who tried to be nice and tell Ms. Deen that she looked "beautiful." No stranger to playing the victim game, Deen claims she was "not surprised" by her elimination, and that the judges were "extra hard on her."
Not sure what Paula's next attempt at a comeback will be, but for now, I hope she sinks back into the boiling bayou whence she came.
Take a deep breath, and watch the train wreck below.
News of the Gilmore Girls revival spread like wildfire. That is, when my friend texted me about the news, I literally thought there had been a major fire or earthquake in the state of California. "Are you okay," was all it said. It took me a minute to register that he'd been talking about the reboot of my favorite television series and not a natural disaster.
Yes, Gilmore Girls is coming back, in the form of four 90-minute "mini-movies" on Netflix, according to reports from longtime Gilmore-insider Michael Ausiello. Initial fan reactions ranged from emotional to cautiously optimistic, but the consensus was overwhelmingly positive.
Yes I'm crying https://t.co/o9UYkertHu-- Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) October 19, 2015
No idea what they'll do with Gilmore Girls, but I trust ASP.-- Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) October 20, 2015
Still, as with all things in life, the temptation to poke holes in the fun is strong with some. It won't be the same! Netflix can't give us the real Gilmore Girls! We should know by now that revivals are terrible!
Glad #GilmoreGirls is being revived Netflix. I couldn't afford to spend more money on wigs acting out new episodes in my studio apartment.-- Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) October 19, 2015
Sure. Arrested Development season four was largely panned as terrible. Sure, the Veronica Mars movie lit a fire in our hearts and then stomped it out like a fire-stomping troll. But Gilmore Girls is going to be different, guys. No, really. Here's why:
1. Amy Sherman-Palladino is back. According to TVLine.com and an exclusive scoop on the Gilmore Guys podcast, series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino and her husband Dan will be writing AND directing all four episodes. This limited series will give fans the closure they want in the voice that they love. I know it's strange asking a bunch of strangers on the internet to place their trust in anything these days, but you can trust Amy. Come trust her with me.
2. Season six wasn't that bad. Many die-hard fans of the show are quick to point out that, while season seven was glaringly absent Amy as showrunner, season six wasn't great, either -- and she was still in charge. The thing is, as much of a downer as it was to see Lorelai and Rory completely out of communication with each other for the first third of the season, that was really excellent drama. Depressing, but excellent. Rory, one of television's most consistently impulsive characters of all time, needed to stumble a little to reaffirm her self-worth and her commitment to becoming Christiane Amanpour. We're not going to talk about April because most people want to throw flaming darts at her face, and I hear you, but let it go. Season six still produced some of the coolest, weirdest, and most showstopping moments of the series.
3. Stars Hollow is a warm blanket. I've probably clocked more hours watching Gilmore Girls than I have interacting with my own mother, and I like her a lot. It's more of a sit-dram-com than a drama, impossible to categorize given its absurd townies and marathon dialogue. Everyone that I know who loves the show loves it because of its infinite rewatchability. Returning to Stars Hollow nearly a decade after we left it could seem tired for some, but the drama that fans really love -- the festivals, the townies, the diner, the inn -- that doesn't have an expiration date.
4. Different doesn't always mean bad.Gilmore Girls aired on The WB and The CW from 2000-2006. Episodes ran between 39-45 minutes during the original run, with constraints from both commercial breaks and Standards & Practices. When the show comes back on Netflix, the format will necessarily change. Like, what does 90 minutes of commercial-free Gilmore even look like? We're not going to get the answer to that question for a while, but it seems like a waste of time to hem and haw about all the ways it could suck. Especially considering that Orange is the New Black, the rightful heir to the Gilmore throne*, thrived in that exact environment. Gilmore Girls was never known for its dramatic act breaks, so deleting an unnecessary component of the initial structure and giving our girls some more time to gab about their lives doesn't seem like much of a stretch to me.
5. Everyone is doing so great! At the ATX Festival's Gilmore Girls reunion earlier this year, pretty much the entire original cast (sans Melissa McCarthy and the late-Ed Herrmann) were present, including all three of Rory's major suitors and a rocking, reunited Hep Alien. If this show could assemble fifteen cast members in Texas, eight years after the end of its initial run, without any bad blood or weirdness, and with still more people like Sean Gunn offering to call in from a film shoot on another continent, I'm sure we can avoid some of the weirdness that plagued shows like Arrested Development in their second lives. The real joy of this show is watching wonderful actors spit Amy's wonderful dialogue at each other in various quaint New England settings, and, damn it, that's what we're going to get.
*Oh, so Orange is the New Black and Gilmore Girls are sisters: OITNB showrunner Jenji Kohan wrote on season one of Gilmore. Women argue about bras. No one is sure whether to categorize it as drama or comedy. Pop culture references coming from every direction. A level of absurdism in an otherwise grounded environment. Same show!
Last night, Canada defeated its increasingly facist, conservative prime minster of almost a decade, Stephen Harper, by electing Justin Trudeau, a liberal member of the House of Commons. Of the landslide win, Trudeau, 43, said, "Tonight, we defeated fear with hope."
With his popular left-leaning views, and famous family lineage (his father was Prime Minister from 1968-1974 -- and he's married to and has three children with Sophie Gregoire, a Canadian television personality), there are rumblings of a new political dynasty.
The liberal win has many believing a parallel effect could occur in next year's U.S. presidential election.
Trudeau has pretty much become a worldwide beacon of light overnight.
He's also handsome.
Like, absurdly so.
Oh, and he's 6 foot 2, according to Google.
And he boxes.
And has an arm tattoo.
While Canadians are expressing dismay at the current international fixation on Trudeau's crisp blue eyes, eyebrows, and razor jawline (as they should be, since he defeated a racist tyrant and is ushering in a new progressive era for Drake and our other neighbors to the north), the "daddy" phenomenon on Twitter, has of course, slipped its way into the mix.
Teens, trolls, ambiguous "Twitter egg" phantoms have all launched their thirst assault on Canada's answer to JFK, and it's, of course, unsettling. Here is a smattering of results when you type "Justin Trudeau daddy" into the search box on Twitter:
1. Easy, Thalia
4. Of course, #papi
5. Don't bring Carly into this, Joshua.
6. Well, yeah.
7. OK. Actual Daddy.
8."Prime Daddy Minister."New Grindr tribe?
Jokes aside, congrats to Canada, and best wishes for the future.
Charli XCX took over Julie Adenuga's Beats 1 show today and played everything from Justin Bieber and Ellie Goulding to Skepta and the Sex Pistols. She also interviewed Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot. Eclectic is an understatement.
More importantly, she took the opportunity to premiere a long-awaited collaboration with producer SOPHIE. Titled "Vroom Vroom," the track is half sung, half rapped, takes off at a blistering pace, and doesn't slow down. Before playing it, Charli expressed an interest in getting Paris Hilton for the music video, though there's no indication of whether or not this will happen yet. So buckle up and "Let's Ride!"
As pointed out by the website Dangerous Minds and Friend to PAPER Maggie Serota,
In this week's episode of Hack Into Broad City, Abbi and Ilana go through items they never wear to decide if they should keep or donate, allowing Abbi to confront the past version of herself that was way too obsessed with Top Chef. It's a cleaning experience, much like watching Broad City webisodes while waiting for the third season of the show proper. Watch it below.
Sat. Oct. 31 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Sun. Nov. 1 - Brighton, UK @ Dome
Wed. Nov. 4 - Barcelona, ES @ Barts
Thu. Nov. 5 - Berlin, DE @ Admiralspalast
Sat. Nov. 7 - Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli
Sun. Nov. 8 - Paris, FR @ Salle Gaveau
Mon. Nov. 9 - London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
Sun. Dec. 6 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Mon. Dec. 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Wed. Dec. 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu. Dec. 10 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Sat. Dec. 12 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
Sun. Dec. 13 - Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall @ Babeville
Mon. Dec. 14 - Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tue. Dec. 15 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Wed. Dec. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
Thu. Dec. 17 - St. Paul, MN @ The Fitzgerald Theater
Fri. Dec. 18 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
There's nothing more Halloweenie than a scary lady with a big brimmed black hat and a pocketful of curses. Here are the 10 movies in which witches were at their spookiest best.
INTO THE WOODS (2014)
The lavish adaptation of the Sondheim/Lapine show centers on a witch who orders the baker and his wife to go on a challenging journey in order to reverse a hideous curse that's befallen them. Meryl Streep is -- big surprise -- magnificent as the Witch, especially in her "Stay With Me" song, in which she begs her daughter Rapunzel to keep her ass in the tower, away from the world's horrors. Yes, this is a witch that cares -- and transforms!
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
The original Wicked, this is the quintessential children's fantasy, but it also has nightmarish elements, particularly in Margaret Hamilton's brilliantly scary portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West. Thank God for Glinda, the Good Witch (the quivering-voiced Billie Burke) and for flying houses everywhere.
THE WITCHES (1990)
Based on a Roahl Dahl novel (from which it was admittedly a bit watered down), this is a wonderfully art directed vision of a boy's vacation changing tones when the hotel he and granny are staying at turns out to be filled to the rim with witches. The boy finds himself turned into a mouse, cementing his vow to battle the witches' plan to wreck the planet. Nicolas Roeg directs, Anjelica Huston stars, and Jim Henson's people created the creatures.
THE CRAFT (1996)
The same year Sabrina, The Teenage Witch hit the tube came this entertaining and smart story of witchy students bonding at a school full of evil oppressors. The way these outcasts use their craft to get back at some horrid folks around them could convert you to witchery on the spot.
Dario Argento's tale of a young American woman who gets sucked into a grisly dance academy slash coven is beautifully filmed, a real feast for the eyes and mind. Joan Bennett, Alida Valli, and Udo Kier add able support, but be sure to take a chill pill before watching.
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1987)
Three creatively flourishing but repressed friends (Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer) encounter a crude seducer (Jack Nicholson) who unleashes all sorts of hot stuff in them, like a wickedly effective little devil should. And it turns out they conjured him with their own witchy powers! A comedy, a melodrama, a horror film -- this one has it all, with everyone having a rollicking good time in the process.
I MARRIED A WITCH (1942)
Veronica Lake was so much more than an interesting hairdo, and in this Rene Clair-directed froth, she's a sheer delight as a witch who was burned centuries ago and has come back to wreak havoc on a descendant of the man who wronged her. Her victim is played by Frederic March, and Susan Hayward, Cecil Kellaway, and Robert Benchley also rode broomsticks into this extremely cute classic.
BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE (1958)
Kim Novak has the right husky voice and ethereal charm for the part of a witch who casts a spell over publisher James Stewart, then falls in love with him for realz. The supporting cast members add wacky luster: Hermione Gingold, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs, and Elsa Lanchester. And "Pyewacket"!
THE CRUCIBLE (1996)
Based on the Arthur Miller play about the Salem witch trials (with a heavy subtext of the McCarthy hearings of the 1950s), this film captures the hysteria of heightened accusation, with big help from performances by Daniel Day Lewis, Joan Allen, Winona Ryder (as the main hysteric), and Paul Scofield. In 1957, it was done in French with Yves Montand and Simone Signoret. Yes, witches come in all languages.
THE DEVILS (1971)
In his attempt to grab at more power, Cardinal Richelieu demonizes priest Oliver Reed (who ends up on fire) and the nunnery (featuring Mother Superior Vanessa Redgrave, who's all hot and bothered over Oliver Reed) as warlocks and witches. Sick and over the top (and that's a good review), this can be seen as Ken Russell's answer to The Crucible, though it really defies comparison to anything. Other critics called the film a "swirling, multi colored puddle" and took note of the "worm eaten skulls, masturbating nuns, and gibbering courtiers." Again, good reviews!
Also: Hocus Pocus; Practical Magic; Burn, Witch, Burn!; Maleficent (though she's more of a "malevolent fairy"); Sleeping Beauty
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, morphed into the regal equivalent of a power attorney pantsuit at a royal banquet for the leaders of China yesterday.
The dinner, hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, honored China's President, Xi Jingping, and the chic (contemporary folk singer) Chinese First Lady, Peng Liyuan.
For her first official state dinner, Cathy wore a red-sleeved Jenny Packham dress, and a tiara known as the "Lotus Flower," that every article is making SURE to point out is "on loan" from Queen Elizabeth.
Makes it sound like da Queen chucked it at her.
"Don't break it," Liz bellows at Kate.
The Lotus Flower had previously belonged to the scalp of the beloved Queen Mother.
In true Kate fashion, she's recycled this precious crown, wearing it now three times since her wedding to Big Willy in 2011.
Here are some pictures of the future Queen of England wavering between "I'd rather be watching Mad Men season 4 on Netflix with a giant box of Nilla cookies...."
...and "Oh, right, I'm fucking royal now."
As Huff Post UK reports, following the dinner, Kate and Will rolled out in a Bentley, as they should.
Earlier this morning, Kate was on princess duty again at a cultural event called "Creative Collaborations: UK and China," wearing a plum, lace Dolce & Gabbana dress.
God save the Mandarin collar.
Paula Abdul's run at the top of the charts doubled as a crash course in dance for anyone watching at home. In the '80s, Abdul went from Laker Girl to choreographing for the likes of Janet Jackson (she won a Video Music Award for her work on the "Nasty" clip) and then took her turn in front of the camera when she became a pop star in her own right.
With each video, Abdul showed off a different facet of her dance knowledge, from the intricate tap routine she performed at the outset of the "Straight Up" video to the racy, Bob Fosse-inspired routine she led in "Cold Hearted.""I was giving history lessons! I introduced Gene Kelly and Bob Fosse to the MTV generation," she recalls.
Abdul, who judged the most recent season of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance, brought Broadway-sized spectacle to the small screen with her clips, which took advantage of her dance training and became MTV staples. "I just loved the whole process of making videos," says Abdul. "They were like mini-musicals for me."
For our Nowstalgia issue, on stands now, we asked Abdul to reflect on some of her most iconic clips.
"(It's Just) The Way that You Love Me" (1988/1989)
This song had two videos, both with David Fincher behind the camera. The first was a more straightforward dance routine, while the second focused on the material comforts that were outlined in the lyrics as not being up to love's snuff. "It's funny, because [when you] look back at clothing and hair from the late '80s and early '90s you just know -- that's the hair, that's the makeup, those are the clothing styles."
"Straight Up" (1989)
This stark black-and-white clip -- also directed by Fincher, and featuring a cameo from a grinning Arsenio Hall -- came out after the sinewy track had already started ascending the Hot 100. "I was inspired by the tap greats -- Gregory Hines, the Nicholas Brothers, even Savion Glover. I'd already done so many music videos as a choreographer, and this was the one time that I was going to have a video myself. I met David Fincher, and he wanted to [shoot] the video in black and white, and I was thinking, 'I have choreographed the industry's biggest stars. Are you kidding me? I'm going to have a black-and-white video?' I wasn't sure of it, but his confidence was unbelievable, and cinematically he knew what he wanted to do. And he was right."
"Cold Hearted" (1989)
In both "Straight Up" and "Cold Hearted," Abdul brought a stylized version of dancewear -- character shoes, bodysuits, flared rehearsal skirts -- to MTV's fashion parade. "I wanted to be authentic to who I was, but to have a different edge, but to keep it similar to what I would wear to dance class. When I look back at the people I was inspired by -- Gene Kelly, the MGM musicals -- that's what they danced in: a stylized version of what they really [wore while rehearsing]." The steamy "Cold Hearted" video was another history lesson from Abdul. "'Cold Hearted' was about one of my greatest mentors, Bob Fosse. I took a scene from All That Jazz -- "Take Off With Us" -- but I approached it from the perspective of what his influence was on me. It still was such an important nod to Bob Fosse. I was lucky enough that he was still alive when I made that video; it was toward the end of his life. But he knew that I credited him with all my inspiration."
"Opposites Attract" (1989)
Abdul lobbied hard for one more single from her debut Forever Your Girl, and this one had a twist -- MC Skat Kat, an animated cat who could play off Abdul the way Jerry (of the Tom & Jerry cartoons) danced alongside Gene Kelly in the 1945 MGM musical Anchors Aweigh. Label execs were hesitant at first about releasing a seventh single from the album, but relented once they saw the sketch of the funky feline. "I wanted to do an homage and show my gratitude [to Gene Kelly], because that's what got me into entertainment, watching Singin' in the Rain. My family always taught me to be grounded in gratitude, and that teachers were everything. And my biggest influence was Gene Kelly. And then I got to meet him! I dedicated the video to him and sent it to his agent, and two days later I got a phone call to meet him for tea. That started a friendship; he was my mentor for the last two and a half years of his life. He was an incredible teacher. We would just talk and talk -- he would ask me questions about my choices in my videos. He was such a pioneer and visionary who changed the way dance is shot."
"Rush Rush" (1991)
Abdul time-warped to the '50s and the era of Rebel Without a Cause for the first single from her second album, Spellbound, wearing a high ponytail and a cardigan at the clip's outset and a filmy white dress for its re-creation of the film's climactic drag-race scene. "I was a huge James Dean fan, and a huge Natalie Wood fan. As a kid, we'd watch Rebel Without a Cause, and cinematically, I loved the look and feel of it. 'Rush Rush' was a very important song for me; it was the lead single off my second album. And I wanted [the video] to have that beautiful, cinematic quality. I knew I wanted Keanu [Reeves]; he had just done Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Dangerous Liaisons was about to come out. It was a fun time. I remember I was excited to meet him, and I knocked on the door to his trailer -- it was cracked open, but he didn't answer. I pushed the door a little bit, and he was air-guitaring. It was the funniest thing ever."
Horror filmmaker Robert Rodriguez collaborates with Happy Socks on a new line and a short film.
Happy Socks x Robert Rodriguez
A sock company whose very name is 'Happy' might seem like an odd collaborator for one of the world's most respected horror film directors but the new partnership between Happy Socks and Robert Rodriguez, which includes three new sock designs and a short film, SOCK'EM DEAD, manages to capture the sock and underwear brand's playfulness with Rodriguez's grisly sensibility.
"The design is blood and fangs from the Culebras, a special brand of vampire that comes from Mexico and is rooted in ancient Mayan culture," Rodriguez says of the patterns on the socks, which nod back to his short film. "In SOCK'EM DEAD, our heroine, Madison, is attacked by a Culebra and she's able to take these special socks and use them as weapons to fight him off."
The filmmaker, whose previous work includes Grindhouse, Machete Kills, and Sin City, says he liked the creative challenge of "making a horror film around a pair of really cool socks." Having shot and edited SOCK'EM DEAD at Rodriguez's Austin-based production facility, Troublemaker Studios, the film's setting was a far cry from Happy Socks' homebase in Sweden but, if anything, it showed that whether worn in the desert (or used as a weapon to fight vampires), the socks can come in handy any time. And, with both the socks and the film launching this month, they arrive just in time for the holidays. "As soon as my daughter saw the short film she wanted the pair featured in it," Rodriguez says. "They make great gifts."
Scenes from SOCK'EM DEAD
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez
Happy Socks x Robert Rodriguez
Behind the scenes: Robert Rodriguez and Madison Davenport
Watch SOCK'EM DEAD below:
Happy birthday, Kim Kardashian!
From attending the opening of an envelope...
...to being on the cover of Vogue (four times)...
Oh, and this little cover!
This year's Givenchy show during NYFW was halted until you and your family arrived.
In less than a decade, you've gone from making potential annual appearances at Millions of Milkshakes, to being considered America's princess.
I still don't know exactly what it is you do for a living, but you've made $53 million already in 2015, so you're doing something right.
You are Recession America. You are 2010s America. You are social media. You are Conquest. War. Famine. Death.
Despite what many believe, you're completely in on the joke.
You invented the joke!
You're terrifying. Compassionate. Loyal sister, daughter, step-daughter, and aunt.
You're married to Kanye West.
And best of all, you're an awesome mom!
You are simply the most famous human being on Earth.
But before all of that, you were just a girl who punched her younger sister as she ate Chipotle.
Yes, remember, Kim?
Once, long ago (2008), before the Balmain, you bought yourself a present.
Yes! With your own money. Your mother, your manager -- a glorious turkey vulture -- spread her wings, rolled her spine, and cawed "Treat yourself!" and threw a human femur at you.
You put that femur in a satchel, and in the middle of the night crossed a desolate valley, and bartered it...for a Bentley!
You were so happy. You had earned it!
Your sisters were jealous, though.
Literally so jealous.
They were all SO JEALOUS!!!!!
Jealous. Jealous. Jealous.
They laughed -- Kourtney and Khloe -- they laughed at you and your big fat Bentley.
"Who does she think she is?!" Khloe sneered.
You were mad, Kim. It's not your fault you're more famous than them.
You waited outside a door, listening to them cackle at your expense.
You decided it was time to teach them a lesson.
In honor of Kim's birthday...here is the greatest moment in Keeping Up With the Kardashians lore (aside from Kendall paying the family gardener to do her chores at age 7).
Kim walked into Rob Kardashian's apartment at the University of Southern California, where he sat eating Chipotle (before Chipotle was kool) with Khloe, and Kourtney.
What happened next was nothing short of iconic; a moment of authentic sibling-on-sibling rage...a prime reminder of why this family is where they are.
Thank you, Kim. Thank you, Khloe, and your terrible bangs.
Thank you Chipotle.
The latest update for iOS comes with a ton of new emojis, including icons that people have wanted -- nay, needed -- for years, including tacos, burritos, and elusive middle finger. This comes almost a year after the taco was first announced as a candidate for emojification. Update your phone to celebrate and start flipping off your friends without even being in the same room (before inviting them to get tacos, because you're probably hungry). [via BuzzFeed]
For our October Nowstalgia issue, on stands now, we pay tribute to America's weirdest, most iconic, dessert with some sweet fall fashion.
Model: Chrystal Copland at Muse Management
Makeup by Jo Baker using Makeup Forever at Forward Artists
Hair by Rob Talty using Kérastase at Forward Artists
Nails by Kait Mosh for Chanel at Cloutier Remix
Set design by Canoe Los Angeles
Style assistance by Melissa Lima
Actor/filmmaker/writer/poet/college professor/recent Bar Mitzvah'd Jew James Franco is doing that "straight man questionably fetishizing gay culture" thing again with the upcoming gay porn-centric movie, King Cobra.
Franco is producing the flick about porn producer Bryan Kocis, who owned Cobra Films, and was murdered by two Virginia Beach escorts/aspiring porn producers, Harlow Cuadra and Joseph Kerkes, in 2007.
The cast is a mix bag, with Molly Ringwald (!!!!!!), Christian Slater, and Disney Channel star Garrett Clayton, who will be playing gay porn twink-legend Brent Corrigan.
Corrigan was involved in a legal suit with Kocis when he was killed; Cobra alleged they owned the rights to his name, and also sued Corrigan (real name Sean Lockhart) for lying about his age when he began work for them (he was under 18).
Cuadra and Kerkes hoped that by killing Kocis (and essentially kidnapping Corrigan), they would eliminate the competition and establish a new super era of gay porn.
Of course Franco would be involved with this.
He posted a photo to his Instagram sporting gay underwear brand Nasty Pig with King Cobra actor and (Franco's Palo Alto co-star) Keegan Allen.
Franco has a long history of playing (and baiting) gay, from Milk to the indie I Am Michael (which is also directed by King Cobra's Justin Kelly).
In 2013, he co-directed the short Interior: Leather Bar, a fictionalized depiction of the last 40 minutes ofWilliam Friedkin's 1980 thriller Cruising with Al Pacino, about a serial killer who murders gay men tied to the leather scene.
Earlier this year, Franco gave a particularly ghoulish interview for Dot429, where the "straight" version of himself chatted with the "gay" version of himself.
If anyone can figure out a way to power-fuck themselves without any external assistance, it will be James Franco.