(Caution: This story contains
terminology that some may find offensive.) A family
advocate in California asserts that a new state measure
concerning porn performers will negatively affect the industry.
The Los Angeles porn industry vows to overturn a measure passed
by voters that requires actors to wear protection while performing.
Porn filmmakers say the law violates their First Amendment
right of free expression and would drive production out of the
state. According to Fox News, it is possible that a planned
court challenge against Measure B would throw out the law before
Pat Trueman, president of Morality in
Media (MIM), does not think the industry's argument against
Measure B is solid.
"Hardcore pornography has only a tiny measure of protection at
all," he notes. "Such pornography is presumptively protected until
there's a court determination otherwise, and the likelihood is here
that the porn industry is saying in reality that the illegal
pornography that we want to produce can be produced any way that we
want, and that seems to fly in the face of the law."
Though it may take months for the county to implement the
mandate, it remains uncertain whether officials will enforce
Measure B by visiting sets, or by viewing footage to determine if
the rules are being followed. Trueman asserts that if law is
implemented, Los Angeles' $1 billion-plus industry will suffer a
"Oh, I think they will lose some money, and they will probably
film in other states, then more-so than in Los Angeles," the MIM
president predicts. "But anything that disrupts the porn industry
is probably a very good thing."
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