Porn Production Permits Drop 95% Following Mandatory Condom Usage In LA
As California legislators continue to battle over regulation of adult film production across the state (goggles anyone??) new reports reveal that Los Angeles County has already seen a huge drop in the number of permits that have been filed to shoot porn following the passage of Measure B, which made condom usage mandatory in all adult film production within the county.
Filed permits for adult films have dropped 95 percent in the year since Los Angeles County voters passed Measure B, which made condoms mandatory during local film production, according to a trade association for the adult industry.
At this time last year, 480 film permits for adult films had been filed in the county, as opposed to a dismal 24 permits filed so far this year, said Diane Duke, CEO of the Free Speech Coalition, who cited a FilmLA report.
Duke said the county has lost more than $450,000 in revenue using a conservative estimate of a permit costing about $1,000.
"That doesn't even take into consideration what a film crew spends in a day," Duke said.
"We want to comply with the law, but the law is just impossible to comply with," Duke said. "This is a non-issue as far as health is concerned."
Testing was required monthly before three performers tested positive for HIV in September, leading to the change to once every two weeks. Duke said the cases were not traced back to the film production.
What do you think, Instincters? Is forced condom usage proving to be bad for business?
Does it matter? Let's not forget that some porn performers, including Rod Daily and Cameron Bay who recently tested HIV-positive have gone on record in support of mandatory condom usage.
Can the adult film industry in Los Angeles County survive these kind of regulations?