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L.A. PORN PRODUCERS DECRY LAW REQUIRING CONDOMS ON SET

January 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to require the producers of any pornographic movie to make certain that their actors use condoms when in front of the camera. But the porn-industry group The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) warned that the effect of the new ordinance will be runaway production. “What will happen is productions affected by this ordinance will have to move outside the city limits,” Joanne Cachapero, spokeswoman for the FSC, told Britain’s Guardian newspaper. “People can get adult movies without condoms in them from around the world and the only thing they are doing is putting the Californian industry at a disadvantage.” But former porn star Darren James, who became infected with AIDS in 2004 and likely passed the disease on to at least three actresses, told the newspaper, “If you are going to work in porn, you are going to catch [a sexually transmitted disease]. Anyone who says they never contract anything is a liar.”