Bad news for gay adult blogs that love the traffic that comes from having stories about Brent Corrigan or even just the words “Brent Corrigan” on their blogs: Brent Corrigan is now going by his legal name, Sean Paul Lockhart. His porn name (Brent Corrigan) is now an “a.k.a.,” as evidenced by his own blog post this morning, in which Sean Paul Lockhart promotes his mainstream film work and an article about it on Arianna Huffington’s blog (she doesn’t have a porn name), The Huffington Post!
Sean Lockhart aka Brent Corrigan in New Movie!
The latest Brent Corrigan headline news officially broken including details about my upcoming mainstream release: Chillarama “I was a Teenage Werebear”. You can read the article at THE HUFFINGTON POST as well as listen to the original recorded interview. The article is great, and many thanks to Lee Stranahan – however, if you’re looking for real information and you want to get a sense of the process of everything from being cast to shooting the film, you should also take some time to LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW. It’s far more generous & informative. Your comments of encouragement there at The Huffington Post are always greatly appreciated. But please, don’t clog up The Huffington Post feed with dirty, sexualized rhetoric. Let’s take this chance to prove there’s more to gay men than Just The Sex.
Please, don’t clog up the feed. Well, fine. Brent Corrigan fans are ferociously obedient (as well as oblivious to sarcasm), so I’m sure they’ll leave out references to his asshole in The Huffington Post comments.
Now, don’t get confused and frustrated on me. You will notice the film’s producers and director have chosen to bill me under my legal name Sean Paul Lockhart. As far as mainstream is concerned, this decision has been long time coming. It wasn’t a question of whether to do it, but when to do it. While I am not attempting to hide my adult career from anyone, my mainstream work does require a fair amount of distance from it. Can it be achieved? Only time will tell. Please understand that I am not turning my back on my roots or doing any of this to forget about all of you here, whom I love and care for very much.
I understand the daunting task of attempting a true gay porn to mainstream crossover. I realize it’s never truly been done on a widespread scale. Am I scared? Sure, I’m a bit nervous about the prospect and how truly possible any of it is. But fear has never held me back. I’m a fighter. Don’t we know that about me yet? I push back when The Universe says “No”. That coupled with my talent & intellect (and maybe a decent looking “mug”) is what is going to take me there. Perseverance is priceless. Will you stand by me knowing that one of your very own is working to break barriers and boundaries set in place for tens of years? You stand by me and I will never forget you.
How much of your past can you really control? And should you even bother? It isn’t the Brent Corrigan fans that Sean Paul Lockhart should be ordering around worrying about, but rather the anti-gay porn mainstream Hollywood executives who call the shots, and who are ironically, no doubt, overwhelmingly pro-gay porn–and pro-Brent Corrigan gay porn–in their private lives. It’s all not fair, of course. Closeted gay men with little to no talent get to be action movie stars while an openly gay man who has opened up his entire life (and his mouth, butt, etc.) has to act like that life never existed. Or, at least, has to create “a fair amount of distance” from that life, whatever that means. It’s 2010. A Google image search of “Sean Paul Lockhart” would tell anyone all they ever needed to know. The horse is already out of the barn.
The fact is, Brent/Sean is talented outside of porn. If you had no idea who he was and saw him in this clip from an otherwise dumb movie, you’d probably remember him, and you’d probably enjoy seeing him again. It’d be nice if this talent and charisma (I’ve interviewed him twice and he’s teeming with it) could speak for itself (and to some producers and directors it already has, which is great), but why not also use the fact that you’re arguably the most popular gay porn star in the world to its full and explicit advantage? Because no amount of restrained commenting on The Huffington Post is going to obscure–or create distance from–the past.