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Porn condom initiative qualifies for starring role on November ballot

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The L.A. Times reports that a ballot measure dictating the future of unprotected sex for porn actors has received enough signatures to qualify for a starring role in the November election. The NSFW initiative will be decided by voters living in the nerve center of the U.S. porn industry --  Los Angeles County. 

Adult film actors would be required to wear condoms for specific sex acts, and a fee to cover the costs of enforcement would be imposed as part of the film permit. Producers would also need to obtain a permit from the county Department of Public Health.

For some, the multi-billion dollar question is whether or not Los Angeles would be screwing itself out of local industry by roughing up the prolific process of pornography in favor of forced prophylactic use.

Supporters of the mandate cite the risks of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases for actors. And, with New Hampshire as the only other state with similar court rulings regarding adult film producers and anti-prostitution laws, they do not take seriously a threat of industry relocation.


Report: Hardcore porn was filmed at the Coliseum

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 2011.

Scoring at the Coliseum is best left to the pros, it seems.

The taxpayer-owned stadium where "USC Trojans play football, two Summer Olympics were staged, John F. Kennedy accepted the Democratic presidential nomination and Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass," was somehow discovered by the L.A. Times to also hold another standout distinction: It was the location for a hard-core porn flick called, "The Gangbang Girl #32."

Featuring 40 minutes of gritty, gridiron group sex, "the plot of the movie, to the extent that it has one, revolves around a football team and a cheerleader," notes the newspaper.

About half of the 90-minute movie was shot at the stadium during the course of one evening in 2001. With night lights on, the stadium seats, tunnel, and iconic architecture all clearly visible. 


L.A. traffic cop fired for porn appearance wants his job back

john dancler porn traffic cop

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At a hearing on Wednesday, John Dancler, the 23-year veteran L.A. traffic cop fired for his on duty, uniformed, extracurricular appearance in a porn film, fought to be reinstated as a traffic officer. 

Dancler said of his involvement, "it wasn't the best thing I have ever done," as he made an appeal to the Los Angeles Civil Service Commission to reverse the misconduct dismissal by The Department of Transportation following last year's NBC4 investigation

The hearing examiner was shown every frame of Dancler's role in the film that included public groping, spanking and other acts with an adult video actress.

The former officer said he was "caught totally unaware" when he was approached to appear in the film.

A report from the hearing will be evaluated by a full Civil Aervice Commission next month, and a decision will be made.