Actor Garrett Clayton, who plays a
young man doing gay porn in King Cobra, has refused to talk
about his personal life.
Clayton (Teen beach, Teen Beach 2)
plays gay porn star Brent Corrigan in the James Franco-produced King
Cobra about the real-life murder of adult film producer Bryan
Kocis (named Stephen in the film and played by Christian Slater).
In an interview with Michigan gay
weekly PrideSource, Clayton was asked whether he felt pressure to
acknowledge his sexuality and how he responded to people who
criticize him for not discussing his private life.
“I mean, they probably would feel a
lot differently if people were calling them and saying, 'So tell me:
What you do in your bedroom every day?' This is my job. And I'm happy
to promote my work. And I'm happy to stand up for things I believe
in. If people can't see the positivity in that, then I think that's
up to them. You can have Mother Teresa giving food out and somebody
will find something negative to say,” Clayton
“I moved out to LA to have a career
where I got to play characters and focus on work and do all these
awesome things, and I'm getting to do that now. I just don't think
it's pertinent to talk about my personal life. I don't think it adds
to the work; it just distracts from it,” he said.
Clayton added that he gained a lot of
sympathy for people in the adult industry from playing the part.
“A lot of times society is so harsh
on people who do work in porn, and they're so judged and scrutinized,
and yet they're so accepted because porn drives the Internet, and
people watch it so consistently, and it's a multi-billion dollar
industry. When you're done working in it, though, people shun you.
They just treat people who work in this industry poorly, and yet
they're watching them alone in their bedroom, supporting them. You
can't pick and choose. You either are open-minded, or you're not,”