PHOENIX, AZ—Quick! Call out the National Guard! Some internet porn companies have been shooting XXX videos at Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport for the past six years or so—some within the past month—and now somebody's worried that somehow this makes the airport extra-vulnerable to terrorists!
Of course, as anyone who's familiar with adult video production knows, adult filmmakers were (and some still are) experts at shooting sex scenes in out-of-the-way places, since one of porn's most popular genres is "public sex." The Internet Adult Film Database lists 18 movies just with "Public Sex" in the titles, and there are plenty more of the genre available.
But now that ABC affiliate KNXV in Phoenix has located some of the scenes online, it's time to ... cue the outrage! (Check out some of it in this video.)
"It's unacceptable!" declared Phoenix District 6 Councilman Sal DiCiccio, after ABC15 (KNXV) showed him a portion of just one of the videos. "These kinds of things should not happen in a public setting where families can be a part of it."
Of course, families weren't a part of it. Most if not all the videos were shot in locations like empty hallways, parking garage elevators and in parked vehicles in those garages. It's likely that very few if any were shot in areas protected by TSA searches.
For instance, as ABC15 reported, "One video follows a woman from baggage claim, into an elevator and to the top of a parking garage overlooking the tarmac. She then flashes her breasts and says, 'Hello, Arizona' before performing sex acts on the man behind the camera. ... At times, the videos seem to show, the porn actors come dangerously close to being discovered. In one video, a woman lifts up her skirt just seconds before the door of the elevator opens to reveal a skycap waiting on the other side. In another video, a woman in a waiting area has to quickly cover up when people begin to get off the elevator."
And guess what? According to several new sources, about 200,000 people pass through Sky Harbor Airport every single day, and yet apparently, none of the 4 million passengers yearly saw what was going on—or at least, they didn't report what they saw to the authorities.
"Such a large public area can be tempting for people involved in this type of activity," said Sky Harbor spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez, "so the airport urges customers to always be aware of their surroundings and report any form of suspicious activity."
But according to Phoenix Police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump, such "suspicious activity" wouldn't include a porn shoot. Crump told TravelersToday.com that "it isn't such a big deal as porn is not illegal," that "even sex in public isn't illegal unless a third party is exposed against their will and files a complaint," and that "there were no complaints filed in regards to these videos and the police don't have plans to investigate further."
Of course, that didn't satisfy DiCiccio.
"We are in a heightened level of security," he claimed. "If they can’t detect this, which took several minutes, what would happen if it were something more serious?"
What? There's something more serious than shooting porn in unsecured areas of an airport?
Perhaps not, but according to ABC15, "If police and prosecutors are unwilling or unable to launch a criminal investigation, Councilman DiCiccio has asked for an inquiry."
Maybe someone should invite the councilman to the "set."