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Porn production flees L.A. after condom ban

The number of applications for permits to film pornography in Los Angeles has decreased dramatically this year after the county passed “Measure B,” which requires actors to wear condoms. The county usually gets requests for 500 permits a year and so far, it’s only received two requests, reports the Daily Mail.

A spokesperson for an adult film industry group, Diane Duke, said, “Most production companies have ceased shooting in LA County. They have other options in other states and communities.”

Many production companies have started applying for permits in the city of Camarillo in neighboring Ventura County, which does not require condom use in scenes.

Politicians in Camarillo, however, are not pleased with the new influx of nefarious business.

Councilman Mike Morgan said, “Now that they’ve put some restrictions on them that inhibit them, they’re trying to move out of there. We don’t want them to migrate to our area.”

The porn industry is also not happy with the new restrictions. One production company has already filed a first amendment law suit against LA county, arguing that requiring condoms is a violation to the actors’ rights of expression.

 

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