California's New Condom Law Could Move Porn Jobs From L.A. to Miami

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Miami's economy might soon get a deep injection of revenue from an unlikely source: the adult-film industry. Because amid all the hoopla of last week's presidential election, a new law passed in California that might shift hundreds of porn jobs to the Sunshine State.

Last Tuesday, Los Angeles residents left porn studios feeling limp by voting for the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act. The initiative, proposed and backed by the L.A.-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation, makes it mandatory for porn stars to wear condoms in films. On top of that, studios must obtain permits from the county health department, with routine inspections to make sure no one is dipping his wick unprotected.

The new law has studios thinking long and hard about pulling out of this tight spot and shooting elsewhere. Already, other California counties, as well as Las Vegas and European porn capital Hungary, are being discussed as new homes for humping.

Miami -- where porn studios have an established base with good weather, lots of talent, and no pesky protection laws -- could also benefit from the mess on L.A. studios' hands.

"I certainly think Miami would be a region people would gravitate to," says Dan Miller, the executive managing editor of industry trade publication XBIZ. "South Florida will be among the hot spots."

Already, Miami boasts a big and growing adult industry. Internet titans Reality Kings and Bangbros are based here, and a number of major L.A. studios shoot some work here. Other small-time producers in South Florida could see more work, says Theo Sapoutzis, CEO of Adult Video News.

But those expecting a white-hot explosion of pornos shot on catamarans in Biscayne Bay -- or looking to start their own porno production company -- shouldn't blow their wad yet. The new law will take months to implement, and studios, led by industry advocacy group the Free Speech Coalition, plan to challenge the law in court.

So until the law is sorted out, porn studios will keep pounding away in L.A., leaving Miami with a bad case of economic blue balls. Adult entertainment producers and stars in Florida hope the courts hold up the law and this doesn't end up just a wet dream.

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21 comments
Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

I smell plenty of film offices on 49th street Hialeah...

305Boss
305Boss

Porn is completely legal in Florida you moron and it is definitely NOT shot under the radar (last time I checked, filming porno in south beach in front of everyone is NOT under the radar).

nickeast2
nickeast2

What you're forgetting is that shooting adult films in Florida is ILLEGAL! Yes, there are films being shot there, but they are being shot UNDER the radar right now. However, if the industry were to try to move lock, stock, and barrel to Miami? lol! This is a worker safety issue!!! The adult film companies would rather move than protect their employees (the talent) from unnecessary infections up to AND INCLUDING AIDS!!! How dare they REFUSE to care!!! And their testing (which they tout) is mediocre at best. No test for herpes, hepatitis A,B, or C, or a myriad of other STD's out there! Not to mention Staph infections and Tinea Versicolor!

Signed,

An AVN Hall of Fame Performer,

Nick East

 

Elliot C Boose
Elliot C Boose

We all are adults and we all are aware of STDS which all have treatment. Condoms in any porno movie is simply unacceptable - majority love to see and participate in raw sex action.

Derrick Lang
Derrick Lang

And you thought the Bangbros shoots on South Beach were constant...

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

Kim kardashforcash and porn in the same town! great job for her! her fifteen mintues of fame is up!

Mike Montero
Mike Montero

When did NT start hiring pre-teen writers?

Morris Solow
Morris Solow

Waaaaa Hooooo...Another Black Eye For South Florida.

Nathalie Krobs
Nathalie Krobs

Makes sense... They're giving it away down here...

Craig Chester
Craig Chester

"The new law has studios thinking long and hard about pulling out of this tight spot and shooting elsewhere." LOL

Lon Allen
Lon Allen

Great, as if MIA isnt tacky enough.

anaanaanata
anaanaanata

....as if they dont have enough whores

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

You have aids. Yes you have aids. I hate to tell 'ya boy that you have aids. You've got the aids. You may have got it when you stuck that filthy needle in here. Or maybe all that unprotected sex what you hear,it isnt clear. But what we're certain of is you have aids. Yes you have aids. Not HIV but full blown aids. Be sure that you see that this is not HIV. But full blown aids. I really mean it yes its full blown aids. Im sorry i wish it was somthing less serious. But its aids. You've got the a-i-ds

 

http://www.hulu.com/watch/5547

 

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Unprotected Sex can lead to nasty things like herpes, gonorrhea, and something called child.

IloveMiami
IloveMiami

 @305Boss  The production of adult content is not protected under free speech grounds in Florida. The only state in which the production of porn is protected under free speech grounds is in California.

 

Even if it was legal, you would, by law, have to get a permit from the city. We are actively working to make sure that never happens in Broward- and Miami-Dade county legally.

 

Miami area statistically has the highest rate of AIDS in the United States.

 

http://www.southfloridagaynews.com/news/spirit-hiv-aids-news/1799-miami-area-ranks-no-1-for-aids-cases.html

 

You would not want to come here for many different reasons.

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