CANOGA PARK, Calif.—Adult performers and other adult industry personalities plan to demonstrate their opposition to L.A. County Measure B with a press conference in Canoga Park and follow-up demonstrations this Saturday, November 3, at 11:30 a.m..
"Proponents of Measure B would like you to think that it's just about using condoms in porn, but that's not true," adult-industry blogger Tod Hunter said. "If this passes, adult content will have to be shot under emergency-room protocols. The same rules that protect an ER nurse from the spurting blood of a gunshot victim will apply to professional adult performers—even husbands and wives when they are working together. And producers will have to pay extra for filming permits to pay for inspections of their sets. Measure B is a declaration of war against the adult industry, an attempt to shut it down by smothering it in bureaucratic red tape."
The press conference will take place at an adult production studio in Canoga Park, and the rallies will follow. The bus transport has been arranged by the organizers of LA Porn Tours, which offers adult-industry fans the chance to see the places where adult content is shot.
"Everybody in the adult industry is doing what we can to defeat this measure," LA Porn Tours' Benjamin Free said. "I got a bus, and we're taking it to the streets."
The performers are looking forward to the demonstration.
"I believe we performers should have the choice whether to use condoms or not," performer Alex Chance said. "We shouldn’t be forced into doing things with our bodies that we do not want to do."
Performers currently planning to join the press conference and rally include Alex Chance, Abby Cross, Shay Fox, Tara Lynn Foxx, Jessica Jaymes, Kagney Linn Karter, Keiran Lee, Tony Martinez, Alexis Monroe, Chanel Preston, Natasha Star, Alison Tyler, Heather Vahn, Taylor Wane and Prince Yahshua, as well as adult industry personalities Michael Fattorosi, Michael Whiteacre, Tod Hunter, photographer Rick and director Mo.
Adult industry professionals who want to participate and mainstream press who want to arrange interviews should contact Rick Garcia on Twitter or Benjamin Free either by email or on Twitter. Those wishing to know the location of the studio where the demonstration will be held may contact Rick or Ben, or email AVN.