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            MAKING PORN

            A NEW PLAY ABOUT THE GAY PORNO INDUSTRY

            BY RONNIE LARSEN

            SCENE BREAKDOWN

            SCENE 1 	TIE SCENE #1

            SCENE 2	RAY AND RICKY IN BED

            SCENE 3	JACK AUDITION #1 "YOUNG & HEALTHY"

            SCENE 4	ART & JAMIE INTERVIEW RICKY FOR COPS

            SCENE 5	RAY'S JACK OFF SHOW

            SCENE 6	RICKY CALLS PARENTS

            SCENE 7	JAMIE & RAY RECONCILE

            SCENE 8	JAMIE TELLS ART HE GOT RAY

            SCENE 9	HAMLET AUDITION

            SCENE 10	JACK WANDERS IN

            SCENE 11	TRYING ON SWEATS

            SCENE 12	JACK TELLS LINDA HE GOT A JOB

            SCENE 13	ART TELLS JAMIE ABOUT JACK AND SHOWS HIM THE POLAROIDS

            SCENE 14	JAMIE & RICKY "YOU WERE GREAT"

            SCENE 15	ART CALLS RAY

            SCENE 16	JAMIE LEAVES RICKY'S

            SCENE 17	JAMIE & ART FIGHT

            SCENE 18	LINDA & JACK IN BED

            SCENE 19	SATURDAY MORNING

            SCENE 20	JAMIE TELLS RAY

            SCENE 21	JACK TELLS LINDA

            SCENE 22 	WAITING FOR JACK

            SCENE 23	"I'M GOING WITH YOU"

            SCENE 24	JACK SHOWS UP WITH LINDA

            ACT II

            SCENE 25	"LOOK AT THESE REVIEWS"

            SCENE 26	RICKY TAKES RAY TO DINNER

            SCENE 27	JAMIE MOVES OUT LAST BOX

            SCENE 28	JACK STRIPS

            SCENE 29	JAMIE SHOWS RICKY HIS APT

            SCENE 30	PHONE MADNESS

            SCENE 31	RICKY TESTS POSITIVE

            SCENE 32	"I GOT THE CONTRACT"

            SCENE 33	TIE SCENE #2

            SCENE 34	"AIDS IS RUINING MY BUSINESS"

            SCENE 35	FLYING TO WISCONSIN

            SCENE 36	LINDA PITCHES IDEA

            SCENE 37	JAMIE CALLS RICKY'S PARENTS

            SCENE 38	"WE HAD A VERY GOOD YEAR"

            SCENE 39	JACK AT REHEARSAL

            SCENE 40	JAMIE & RAY ON PHONE

      1     SCENE 1: TIE SCENE #1

            When the audience enters we see  a bed center stage made from four rectangular blocks
            pushed together covered by a white sheet and two pillows.  Behind the bed is a free
            standing door.  There is a cluttered desk with a chair to the right and a small table with chair
            to the left.  Between the door and the stage left table stands a ladder .  Against the left wall
            is a table with a coffee maker, mugs, sugar etc.  A long table stands against the upstage
            right wall.  It is covered with props, dildos, video equipment.  The wall above it is plastered
            with pictures of pornstars ripped from the pages of skin magazines.  Lights go to black and
            as they come back up we see Linda sitting on the edge of bed.  Ricky and Ray are now in
            the bed but completely covered by the sheet.  Jack enters.  As lights come up, there is a bed
            on stage, Ray & Ricky are in it but we can't see them because they are under a white sheet. 
            Linda is sitting on edge of bed.  Jack is looking for his audition tie.  He can't find it

                                JACK
                      I'm gonna be fucked.

                                LINDA
                      Just wear a different one.

                                JACK
                      I need that one.  It's my good luck tie.

                                LINDA
                      Well I'm sure it's here.

                                JACK
                      Did you throw it out?

                                LINDA
                      Why would I throw it out?

                                JACK
                      You didn't see it?

                                LINDA
                      I told you.

                                JACK
                      Did you send it to the cleaners?

                                LINDA
                      No.

                                JACK
                      You didn't loan it out did you?

                                LINDA
                      Who would I loan it out to?

                                JACK
                      Did you wear it?

                                LINDA
                      No.

                                JACK
                      Maybe you wore it to work and left it there.

                                LINDA
                      Why would I wear it to work?

                                JACK
                      Goddamnit.

                                LINDA
                      I'm sure it'll show up.

                                JACK
                      I need it now.  I have an audition in two hours.

                                LINDA
                      Why is it lucky?

                                JACK
                      It's my lucky tie.

                                LINDA
                      Yeah, but when has it gotten you any work?

                                JACK
                      I feel lucky when I wear it.  I feel like good things are gonna
                      happen when I wear it.

                                LINDA
                      Well maybe if you don't wear it something good really will
                      happen.  Maybe it's a sign.

                                JACK
                      ]A sign of what?

                                LINDA
                      A sign that... I don't know, just a sign.

                                JACK
                      Can you just help me please?

                                LINDA
                      Where do you want me to look?

                                JACK
                      Anywhere, just find it.

            (He exits.   She shakes her head and follows him off.  As soon as Linda exits, Ray & Ricky
            pop up and we're into the next scene.)

      2     SCENE 2: RAY AND RICKY IN BED

            Lights focus on bed.  Ray lights a cigarette with a lighter.

                                RAY
                      So what's your name?

                                RICKY
                      Ricky.

                                RAY
                      Welcome to San Francisco.

                                RICKY
                      Thank you.

                                RAY
                      Where are you from?

                                RICKY
                      Bakersfield.

                                RAY
                      I went to Bakersfield once.

                                RICKY
                      Did you like it?

                                RAY
                      They have a  cruisy park right?

                                RICKY
                      Beach Park.

                                RAY
                      Beach Park, that's it.

                                RICKY
                      I know it well.

                                RAY
                      You get around huh?

                                RICKY
                      I try.

                                RAY
                      I didn't think you were as innocent as you pretended to be.

                                RICKY
                      I'm a good actor.

                                RAY
                      I guess.

                                RICKY
                      And so are you.

                                RAY
                      Excuse me.

                                RICKY
                      I know who you are.

                                RAY
                      Who am I?

                                RICKY
                      Ray Tanner, star of Body Shop and other infamous pornos.

                                RAY
                      You got the wrong guy.

                                RICKY
                      Don't lie to me.

                                RAY
                      I'm not.

                                RICKY
                      My favorite scene is where you're in the classroom and you
                      fuck the teacher on his desk.

                                RAY
                      That's everybody's favorite scene.

                                RICKY
                      I'm so jealous.

                                RAY
                      Oh please.

                                RICKY
                      I love porn.

                                RAY
                      Here we go.

                                RICKY
                      I want to be in one.

                                RAY
                      Trust me, you don't

                                RICKY
                      When I was in High School I kept a journal and I wrote that
                      when I grow up I want to be in a porno and maybe go to
                      college.

                                RAY
                      You do not want to be in a porno.

                                RICKY
                      Why not?

                                RAY
                      Why would you want to be in a porno?

                                RICKY
                      It just seems exciting.

                                RAY
                      It's awful.

                                RICKY
                      It can't be all bad.

                                RAY
                      It gets old real fast

                                RICKY.
                      I didn't know you could even make a full time living from being
                      in porn.

                                RAY
                      Well it's not just porn you know, there's other stuff.

                                RICKY
                      Like what?

                                RAY
                      Appearances, layouts, hustling...

                                RICKY
                      But you hate it.

                                RAY
                      Basically.

                                RICKY
                      Well, next time you get offered a part you don't want, call me.

                                RAY
                      Listen, you're young. you're healthy, you seem happy, You
                      don't need to do porn.

                                RICKY
                      Oh come on, it's the perfect job for a gay man.  You get paid
                      to pose and have sex.

                                RAY
                      The way you romanticize making porn is kind of charming but
                      trust me, you don't want to get into it.  If you can do anything
                      else, and I'm sure you can, then do it because it's just not
                      what you think it is..

            (Ray and Ricky exit, Jack comes down center stage and sings a capella.  He is in a spotlight
            and he is tie less)

      3     SCENE 3 	JACK AUDITION #1 "YOUNG & HEALTHY"

                                JACK
                      I'm young and
                      It would really be a sin, not to have you in my arms
                      If I could hate ya, I'd slip away
                      But that ain't my nature, I'm full of vitamin A, say.
                      I'm young and he
                      althy, and so are you
                      When the moon is in the sky tell me what am I to do?
                      (Offstage voice.)	Thank you.

            (Jack exits as lights come up to reveal Jamie and Arthur .  Jamie moves around the office
            trying to put things in order as Arthur stands and thinks.)

      4     SCENE 4 	ART & JAMIE INTERVIEW RICKY FOR COPS

                                ARTHUR
                      Actors are assholes, don't ever forget that.

                                JAMIE
                      He'll be here.

                                ARTHUR
                      I'm not interested in optimism today.

                                JAMIE
                      He'll be here.

                                ARTHUR
                      I hate actors.

                                JAMIE
                      You hate everyone.

                                ARTHUR
                      But I really hate actors.

                                JAMIE
                      He said he'd be here.  He sounded sincere so let's give him
                      10 more minutes.

                                ARTHUR
                      He's bad news, I can smell it.

                                JAMIE
                      You haven't even met him yet.

                                ARTHUR
                      But I can  tell he's gonna be trouble.

                                JAMIE
                      He'll be here.

                                RICKY
                          (frpm off-stage)
                      Hi, sorry I'm late!

            Ricky runs on from upstage and bounds through the door.

                                ARTHUR
                      Ricky?

                                RICKY
                      Yeah.

                                ARTHUR
                      Hi, I'm Art

            Art enthusiastically shakes Ricky's hand.

                                RICKY
                      Hi.

                                ARTHUR
                      Is everything OK?

                                RICKY
                      Yeah, I just got behind.

                                ARTHUR
                      No problem.

                                RICKY
                      I'm sorry if I inconvenienced you.

                                ARTHUR
                      Not at all.

                                RICKY
                      I'm usually on time.

                                ARTHUR
                      Honey, I'm just glad you're here.  So, this is Jamie.

            Art leads Ricky to Jamie  who is downstage left by the desk.

                                RICKY
                      Hi.

                                ARTHUR
                      Jamie's my right hand man.  He basically does everything.

                                RICKY
                      Nice to meet you.

            Jamie & Ricky shake hands.

                                ARTHUR
                      He's also my husband, so hands off.

            Ricky quickly pulls his hand away.

                                JAMIE
                      Art.

                                ARTHUR
                      I'm  kidding.  He's not my husband, he's my wife.

                                JAMIE
                      He's hilarious huh?

                                ARTHUR
                      So anyway, how do you know Ray?

            (Art leads Ricky back to stage right.  Ricky sits on the edge of the blocks and Arthur stands
            over him.)

                                RICKY
                      Actually, we met outside Safeway.

                                ARTHUR
                      And you're a student at SF State?

                                RICKY
                      Yes.

            And you've never made a porno before?

                                RICKY (CONT'D)
                      No.

                                ARTHUR
                      It's hard work.

                                RICKY
                      That's OK.

                                ARTHUR
                      It's long hours.

                                RICKY
                      I know.

                                ARTHUR
                      You're not gonna make much for your first film.

                                RICKY
                      That's OK.

                                ARTHUR
                      You won't make the kind of money Ray makes unless you're
                      around for awhile and you develop a following.

                                RICKY
                      That's OK.

                                ARTHUR
                      And if you say you'll show up and you don't I'll hunt you down
                      and break your legs.

                                RICKY
                      OK.

                                ARTHUR
                      Are you always so agreeable?

                                RICKY	YES.
                      OK, let me see your dick.

            (Ricky stands and takes out dick.  Arthur looks for a moment and leads Ricky upstage center
            and stands at his side observing his dick.  Ricky is facing the door and we see him from
            behind
                      Jamie, come look at this.

            (Jamie comes to Ricky's other side and observes.)
                      He's got a nice dick huh?

                                JAMIE
                      It's hard not to notice.

                                RICKY
                      It's not that big when it's soft.

                                ARTHUR	CAN YOU GET IT HARD FOR ME?

                                RICKY
                      Sure.

            (Starts to jack off)

                                ARTHUR
                      Thanks.   Is that as big as it gets?

                                RICKY
                      Not quite.

            (Jacks off faster)

                                ARTHUR
                      He's got star quality huh?  A star is born.  You have a huge
                      dick.

                                RICKY

            (Ricky lets go of his dick.)
                      That's about as big as it gets.

                                ARTHUR
                      What a difference.  OK you can put it away.

                                RICKY
                      Thank you.

            (He struggles to put his "erection" away.)

                                ARTHUR
                      OK.  Be at 1024 Folsom on Saturday at ten a.m..  Be clean
                      and don't jack-off Thursday, Friday or Saturday.

            (Arthur crosses to Jamie and gets a paper with the address which he hands to Ricky who has
            followed  him.)

                                RICKY
                      Do you need me any other times?

                                ARTHUR
                      I'm not sure yet.
                      Because I'm free.

                                ARTHUR (CONT'D)
                      I'm just not quite sure how I'm gonna use you.

                                RICKY
                      But you will use me?

                                ARTHUR
                      Definitely.

                                RICKY
                      Great.

                                ARTHUR
                      Now tell me, do you come a lot?

                                RICKY
                      What do you consider a lot?

                                ARTHUR
                      Well I need guys who can shoot long steady streams.  I have
                      too many dribblers.

                                RICKY
                      Well, If I don't jack off for three days that shouldn't be a
                      problem.

                                ARTHUR
                      Great.  OK, ten o'clock, 1024 Folsom, Saturday morning.  And
                      I'll give you a check at the end of the day depending on how
                      many scenes you do.

                                RICKY
                      Is it possible to get paid in cash because I don't...

                                ARTHUR
                      My checks don't bounce.

                                RICKY
                      Uh, OK.

                                ARTHUR
                      So I'll see you Saturday.

                                RICKY
                      I'll be there.

                                ARTHUR
                      You better be.

            (Ricky exits through the door.)
                      So what do you think?

                                JAMIE
                      Pretty big.

            (During the following exchange Jamie empties the garbage cans, taking the  trash off stage
            and then returning to continue straightening up.)

                                ARTHUR
                      Great huh?  I'm gonna use him as a cop.

                                JAMIE
                      I thought we needed a plumber type?

                                ARTHUR
                      He's not rough enough.  We need someone rougher.  More
                      blue collar.

                                JAMIE
                      Well I don't have anyone.

                                ARTHUR
                      Oh my God.  You know who'd be perfect?

            (Art crosses to the wall of porn pictures and takes photo of Ray Tanner off the wall.)

                                ATHUR
                      Who?

                                ARTHUR
                      Ray.

                                JAMIE
                      Tanner?

                                ARTHUR
                      Yeah.

                                JAMIE
                      I think he's still mad at us Arthur.

                                ARTHUR
                      Tell him to get over it.

                                JAMIE
                      Well, you didn't pay him for six months.

                                ARTHUR
                      He should be glad he got paid at all.  Half of these queens
                      would do it for free.

                                JAMIE
                      Not Ray.

                                ARTHUR
                      Is he still doing those jack-off shows at the Campus Theatre?

                                JAMIE
                      Last time I heard.

                                ARTHUR
                      That's pathetic.

                                JAMIE
                      As opposed to the art we make?

                                ARTHUR
                      Don't start.

                                JAMIE
                      You don't make any sense.

                                ARTHUR
                      It's a lot better to be in a porno than in a jack-off show.

                                JAMIE
                      Why?

                                ARTHUR
                      It just is.

                                JAMIE
                      Why.

                                ARTHUR
                      Would you rather be in a play or a movie?

                                JAMIE
                      Neither.

                                ARTHUR
                      Well if you were an actor you'd rather be in a movie because
                      anyone can be in a play, but you have to be good to be in a
                      movie.

                                JAMIE
                      That's not true.

                                ARTHUR
                      When was the last time you went to a play?

                                JAMIE
                      I don't remember.

                                ARTHUR
                      Exactly.  Nobody goes to plays anymore and nobody wants to
                      be in 'em.  But movies are a lot different, they're exciting.

                                JAMIE
                      Are you saying doing a jack-off show is the same thing as
                      being in a play?

                                ARTHUR
                      Kind of.

                                JAMIE
                      How?

                                ARTHUR
                      Well there's a stage and an audience and lights.

                                JAMIE
                      There's no script.

                                ARTHUR
                      So it's more like improv.  Whatever.  The point is you can
                      make more money being in a jack-off show over a play and
                      you can make more money being in a porno over  a jack-off
                      show and Ray is a greedy son of a bitch.  So I need you to
                      go to the Campus Theater or whatever basement he's
                      dancing in and tell him that I really, really need him for Cops.

                                JAMIE
                      He's not gonna do it.

                                ARTHUR
                      Fine, tell him I'll pay him cash the morning of the shoot.

                                JAMIE
                      Where are you gonna get cash to pay him before the shoot?

                                ARTHUR

            (Exploding, he throws a water bottle at Jamie narrowly missing him.)
                      Just tell him that.  Goddammit Jamie.  Does everything have
                      to be a fucking discussion.  Can't we ever just do something. 
                      Do we have to talk everything into the fucking ground?

                                ARTHUR (CONT'D)
                      Please don't condescend to me.

                                ARTHUR (CONT'D)
                      Oh my God.

            (Arthur starts to exit.)

                                JAMIE
                      I'm trying to explain to you.

                                ARTHUR

            (Turning back.)
                      I don't care about that.  I care about getting Cops made.  So
                      will you please go find him?  Am I clear?

                                JAMIE
                      Yes.

                                ARTHUR
                      Thank you.

                                JAMIE
                      How much should I offer him?

                                ARTHUR
                      I don't care.

                                JAMIE
                      Well, like a ballpark.

                                ARTHUR
                      Can't you take initiative and negotiate?  Find out what he
                      wants.

                                JAMIE
                      But what's your limit?

                                ARTHUR
                      I hate talking numbers.

                                JAMIE
                      I need a ballpark.

                                ARTHUR
                      Goddamnit Jamie, how long have we been making films
                      together?

                                JAMIE
                      Just give me a ballpark.

                                ARTHUR
                      How long huh?

                                JAMIE
                      You pay everyone differently, that's why I need to know what
                      you think.  I know what I think, I need to know what you think
                      because I am not a fucking mind reader.

                                ARTHUR
                      You don't need to get testy.

                                JAMIE
                      No, I do because you're a total asshole

            (Jamie grabs his bag crosses to the door.

                                ARTHUR
                      Jamie?  Jamie?

                                JAMIE

            (Exiting through the door).
                      Go fuck yourself Arthur.

            (As the door closes, we hear the beginning of Girls on Film  Lights fade to red and chaser
            lights flash around the door..)

                                ARTHUR
                      Jamie.

            (Arthur exits.)

      5     SCENE 5 	RAY'S JACK OFF SHOW

            (We hear a voice over a loud speaker).
                      "We hope you're enjoying yourselves tonight.  As always
                      we're proud to present San Francisco's finest, the very best in
                      live entertainment.  Our next performer was most recently
                      seen in Hot Times At Reedmont High.  Please welcome back
                      to our stage the one and only Ray Tanner."

            (We hear very light scattered, unenthusiastic applause.  Music continues as Ray enters
            wearing a robe.  He brings on a stool which he places on top of the blocks.  He removes his
            robe and sits on the stool facing upstage and begins to jack off. Right before he cums, Ricky
            appears down stage right.  A light comes up on him and Ray freezes ad the music stops.)
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