The Artist Formerly Known as Brent Corrigan Talks Chillerama
BY Winston Gieseke
November 29 2011 2:00 AM ET
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. With all the traveling I did with the last two films, and all the people I’ve met and worked with up to this point, I’m getting enough work to keep me busy without having to audition. For a gay adult star, I’d say that shows some pretty decent promise.
Are there any non-film projects coming up?
I just launched a new website, Sean-Paul-Lockhart.com. It’s going to be the hub for my new mainstream trajectory. For a few years, I’ve been hearing a fair amount of Brent Corrigan fans say they follow me for all kinds of reasons, aside from the adult element. These same people have wanted a place to stay in touch with me and don’t need to see it all hanging out, so to speak. So, I started a new thread called "Indie Induced Hard-on," which is a dissection and mild critique of all things indie and queer that get us hot and excited. It will take the focus off of me for once and fuel my passion for the written word.
What is your ultimate career goal?
I want to do everything! Ultimately I hope that acting leads to directing and producing. I’m a visually driven person, with a great sense of scope and direction, and I’d love to utilize some of that in my productive life. I also want to write. I have a book in the works that's been a long time coming. Even with everything that can be so disconcerting and frustrating with queer life and the gay community, I still feel empowered by it. I want to do things to further the gay movement and make us a better people. Which means doing a lot of things — some career-oriented, and some not so much. I just want to be in the thick of it.
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