The Adult Industry Gathered for a Protest to Bring Attention to "No On "Measure B"
Adult News Flash and the adult industry wzas in full force to defeat Measure B, which would require condom use on all shoots in Los Angeles County. There are two events scheduled to bring attention to Measure B on the ballot this tuesday. On Saturday there is a "NO on B Bus Tour" sponsored by LA Porn Tours and organized by Industry by Rick. Measure B passed but the industry will live on.
NO on B BUS TOUR
Adult performers and other adult industry personalities plan to demonstrate their opposition to LA County Measure B with a press conference in Canoga Park and follow-up demonstrations this Saturday, November 3.
"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, Shani Reid as well as adult industry personalities Michael Fattorosi, Michael Whiteacre, Tod Hunter, Frank Thomas, 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 at @IndustryByRick or Benjamin Free on Twitter at @LAPornTours.
NO On B Deja Vu Event
Legendary adult star Amber Lynn and industry historian Bill Margold have scheduled a "No on Measure B" event for Sunday, Nov. 4 from 12-4 p.m. at the Deja Vu gentlemen's club in North Hollywood. Lynn told AVN that the event's purpose is to function as an awareness campaign for Measure B.
"Bill Margold and I put this together," Lynn said. "This event is meant to be the last opportunity for performers to get together in front of the fans and press, put on a united front and show everyone that we're responsible adults capable of making the right decisions and putting faces to who the law is going to most directly effect."
Lynn explained that she's been working nights at Deja Vu for the past year while she writes her book and that she's banking on a big turnout because this is one of the last opportunities for the industry to come together in unison against Measure B before Election Day on Nov. 6.
"I want to get as much press as possible and I'm banking on performers' star power to get the media interested, and for people to come out," Lynn said. "The idea behind this event is to keep the issue fresh in the voters' minds and reach them far and wide across the county. This is our opportunity as an industry to rock the vote, so I'm calling out to everyone this is very important to attend."
Activities at Deja Vu include a lingerie auction, raffles, shows and an erotic balloon battle between adult stars outside the club. Admission to the event is $20 and open to the public—"everyone from performers who don't want to wear condoms, to fans who don't want to see condoms in their porn," Lynn explained.
Margold said that the giveaways for attendees will include DVDs, posters, lingerie, costumes, t-shirts and more. "The money [charged for the event] is not going anywhere but to the people that perform at the event," he said.
Lynn railed against AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein's negative campaigning against porn performers, saying that he's running a campaign that's harming performers' reputations and banking on old stereotypes.
"It's important that adult performers reach out to the public to create a positive image, a real and truthful image, to contradict the negative image that Weinstein and AHF are putting out all over the place," Lynn said. "It's time for the performers to use our star power and show the voters who we really are.
Deja Vu is located at 7350 Coldwater Canyon Avenue in North Hollywood. For more information call (818) 982-1199.