So I may have a few fairly high-quality very-adult screenplays lying around and I was just wondering if there was any hope of my profitting off them in some way? Does anyone have any experience with this?

  • Question: Are you familiar with any existing adult movies as being high-quality and similar in nature to your own work? I don't know the field, but finding a point of comparison is usually a great first step.
    – Standback
    Commented Dec 1, 2014 at 20:04

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Eh, it's almost impossible to sell screenplays in general. That you have a screenplay for a movie that would be R or NC-17 moves it from "almost" impossible to "very nearly" impossible.

You know how many movies were released in 2013 with a NC-17 rating? Two, Blue Is The Warmest Color and something called Lucky Bastard.

Which might not sound like much, but it's two more than have been released in 2014.

I suppose you could look at the adult industry, but honestly, I don't think they are paying a lot for screenplays. How much would it cost them to hire something to type up EXT DOORWAY The deliveryman knocks on the door?

That leaves indie films. If you really believed in the quality of the screenplays, you could hunt around for a director who wanted to do them, but don't expect a lot of money up front.


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