, “literate smut” site, expanding into film and TV

The New York Daily News reports that is preparing its brand of “literate smut” to make the leap into movies and cable television. Founders Rufus Friscom and Genevieve Field are refining their focus to producing stories for Hollywood resale value. They are currently at work developing a nonfiction series with HBO to run after the cable giant’s popular Sex and the City. In the meantime, Miramax’s Dimension Films has optioned a article about male strippers in Harlem titled Buck Wild. Ross Martin, Nerve’s vice president of film and TV development, says the company is currently in negotiations for the rights to the novel Sarah by gay teenage sensation J.T. LeRoy, a contributor.

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