“I was just surprised that there are so many sites that still have that video online.”

Garrett Clayton the star of the new gay porn thriller, King Cobra may be keeping quiet when it comes to his sexuality, but he’s perfectly fine talking about playing one of the most popular gay porn stars ever: Brent Corrigan.

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In the movie Clayton plays Corrigan—real name Sean Paul Lockhart—but how did the former Disney star go about researching for the role? It sounds like he watched a lot of Corrigan’s work—yes, that he means he watched porn for research.

“It’s the first video he did with Bryan [Kocis, played by Christian Slater in the movie] where he’s lying in the lawn. Nobody knew at that time that he was 17, and I was just surprised that there are so many sites that still have that video online,” Clayton told PrideSource.

“It’s crazy. And to see him as a 17-year-old doing this, and the fact that I can find it online – I literally just typed in ’Brent Corrigan first video’ and a bunch of different websites came up.”

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The video Clayton is talking about is 2004’s Every Poolboy’s Dream, which is recreated in King Cobra.

Clayton used the videos to study Corrigan’s mannerisms so he could his portrayal as real as possible: “You want to watch someone’s work and study the way they’re into somebody or not. How do they kiss? Do they bite? Do they like biting lips? Do they like using more tongue? Are they more aggressive in their work? Does he play the victim? I tried to look at all those things.”

“I just think it was fascinating to watch somebody at that age doing what they’re doing,” Clayton added about Corrigan’s early videos. “To me, that was the most interesting piece of work because, I mean, how could it not be?”

Watch Logo’s interview with the cast of King Cobra at the L.A. premiere:

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