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Garrett Clayton 'felt very vulnerable' during King Cobra gay sex scenes

The 31-year-old tells Queerty that some actors made jokes about him being a slut during filming.

2022-05-10

Words: Alastair James; pictures: Instagram/@garrettclayton1 and King Cobra

The former Disney Channel actor, Garrett Clayton, says he "felt very vulnerable" during the filming of sex scenes in the film, King Cobra.

In a recent interview Garrett, 31, says other actors in the film about the gay porn star, Sean Paul Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan were saying horrible things about him.

Speaking to Queerty the actor says he wished he'd stood up for himself more, but had trouble doing so out of fear of rejection. 

"They just wouldn’t stop saying such nasty horrible things"

Referring to a montage of scenes in the 2016 film Garrett says: "I knew going into it that there was a chance I’d never work again. For whatever reason, sexuality scares people, and feeling comfortable with your sexuality scares them even more."

"I was challenging myself mentally, saying, 'This is a character. This isn’t me. It’s okay.' It felt very vulnerable to be pretty much nude and insinuate sexual acts with basic strangers," he goes on to say.

"Most of them [the strangers] were respectful but some of them really got to me," he adds.

He then shares: "At one point during a shoot, I was on the couch with two men on either side of me, and they started making jokes about what a slut I was. They’re like, 'this isn’t his first time.' I felt like they were talking through me. It really got to me, I ended up leaving the room.

"They just wouldn’t stop saying such nasty horrible things right through me as if I wasn’t sitting right there."

The experience was "eye opening" for the actor who's heard of similar types of comments his girl friends have had. 

"I’m not saying I understand the female experience completely, but this was probably the closest I’ll get to it," he closes.

Garrett also discusses some of the backlash his casting in the film got when it was announced as he wasn't out as gay at the time.

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