…but I’m not making any official announcements. I consider this time to be very transitional for me, and there’s no clear way to go about making such a starkly contrasted change.”
Says Brent Corrigan, or as all of The Sword’s gay indie film fans might know him, Sean Paul Lockhart. That’s him with Chillerama director Tim Sullivan (who, at first glance, I thought was Corrigan’s former lover and business partner Grant Roy–LOL!), in an interview for The Advocate.
Unlike other porn stars, the king of all twinks refuses to make an official retirement announcement though, which is a relief. Not because the adult industry wouldn’t welcome him back either way if and when he decides to make a comeback, but because it’s annoying when people say they’re leaving forever and then they don’t actually leave. Corrigan smartly leaves the door open, ever so slightly.
Have any filmmakers asked you to use the name Brent Corrigan in order to capitalize on your adult following?
I realize this transition won’t happen over night. Right now my aim is to be credited as Sean Paul Lockhart, which is my birth name. But if for promotional reasons, filmmakers need to do the a.k.a. thing, I’m completely on board with that. It’s realistic. It only becomes a problem when a producer and director want me to do a raunchy sex scene in their already gimmicky film, and they only want me in their project because of what the Brent Corrigan brand can provide.
Will you continue doing adult work or do you hope to plant your feet in the mainstream world and stay there?
I don’t like to say “never” because — while “never” rolls off your tongue pretty easily — it hurts way too much when you end up with your foot in your mouth because of it. I have three big projects I’m shooting next year. In one, I play four roles. Another project isn’t even a gay film, and I get to play the villain.
[The Advocate: The Artist Formerly Known As Brent Corrigan]