First Look at Marc Jacobs as the Creepy 'Porn Baron' in New Film Disconnect

Here's a first look at Marc Jacobs in Disconnect. It's kinda creeping us out.
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Here's a first look at Marc Jacobs in Disconnect. It's kinda creeping us out.
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Marc Jacobs's big screen debut is upon us! We first heard about the designer's part as a "porn baron" in the movie Disconnect way back in November 2011, and now the flick is finally hitting theaters.

Disconnect, directed by Henry Alex Rubin, is an absolutely horrifying (if the trailer is anything to go by) movie about creepy stuff happening online, including underage porn chat rooms--Jacobs's character runs a house for runaway teens who work in Internet porn. “In the end, I’m really not a bad character. I’m actually the one who is protecting them in a way. I’ve taken them off the streets, and they don’t get harmed. They’re doing something that is virtual, though they are talking about sex," Jacobs told Entertainment Weekly. "But you can look at it two ways. Harvey isn’t a pimp, having them meet up like street hookers or giving them drugs. He provided a home for the kids. But it is sleazy.”

On a lighter note, it sounds like we can expect some very un-Marc-Jacobs-like wardrobe looks in the movie. "When they had the fittings for the movie, when they saw me, my design team was all in hysterics. I had these really tacky suburban disco shirts with crucifixes embroidered on them, and the worst-fitting dad jeans – I never wear jeans anyway – but these were just bad and acid washed with flannel zip jackets sewn to the side,"Jacobs told EW. "And they put big silver rings on my fingers and earrings. So they just couldn’t stop laughing.”

So can we expect to see the designer in any more movie roles? Probably not. "I enjoyed saying I did it and I enjoyed parts of doing it, but you know, it’s not ever been my dream to act or anything like that. It’s probably the last time I’ll ever do it," Jacobs said.

Click through to watch the trailer. MJ pops up at about 1:50 and at the end. The movie opens on April 12.