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LA porn production plummets in wake of mandatory condom law
Number of permits issued for adult films plunges as industry says producers have moved to Las Vegas and eastern Europe
Pornography production in Los Angeles appears to have plunged in the wake of a law which compels performers to use condoms.
The number of permits issued for adult films fell 90% last year to just 40 permits compared with 2012, when the law was introduced, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
“We’ve seen a dramatic drop in permits,” Paul Audley, president of FilmLA, told the paper. “It is a cause for concern that people who are manning the cameras, lights and other things on those sets are not working anymore.”
Another gem from lower in the article:
Most porn production takes place without permits – a film can be shot in a few days in a private house – so it was unclear to what extent the 90% fall in permits represented a wider flight.