LOS ANGELES — Vivid Entertainment reported today that it has been joined by more than 80 percent of the top adult film studios in pledging their earnings on April 15 to help overturn Measure B, the Los Angeles County law that requires condom use in filming sexually explicit movies.
“Ordinarily you think of April 15 as ‘tax day,’ but this year it means something even more important for the adult industry — it’s a chance for us all to exercise our rights and overturn a ridiculous law that affects an entire industry,” Marci Hirsch, vice president of Vivid and FSC board member said.
She added, “For any consumers that have been planning on streaming or downloading a hot new film, we urge you to do it through HotMovies.com on April 15 so you can help this vital cause.”
Performer Ron Jeremy also weighed in on the efforts. “As you may have read in the news, Measure B broke my heart. Seriously though, I’m not letting anything stop me from supporting this great cause and I encourage everyone to join me.”
James Clybert, director of business development for HotMovies said nearly 100 adult studios have pledged to donate their income from the sale of movies to the FreedomStreams cause. HotMovies is matching contributions up to $10,000.
“We had a very positive response to our initial announcement that we were organizing the ‘FreedomStreams’ program,” Clybert said. “Along with Vivid, the biggest names in the industry are on board, including Evil Angel, Private, Adam & Eve, Hustler Video, Pleasure Productions, Wicked Pictures, Ed Powers, Girlfriends Films, Porn Pros, Homegrown Video, Forbidden Fruits Films, Mile High Media, Combat Zone, Brandon Iron, New Sensations, Kink.com, West Coast Productions, Zero Tolerance and many others.
HotMovies said it’s not the first time it has rallied studios to help protect First Amendment rights. Since 2006 the company has sponsored FreedomStreams events that it claims have raised tens of thousands of dollars for FSC, which lobbies in Washington and other key battlegrounds to protect First Amendment rights on behalf of the entire adult industry.
“More than ever before, we are under attack,” Clybert continued. “The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) pulled the wool over voters’ eyes last fall and the result was a measure that is designed to suppress adult filmmaking in greater Los Angeles under the guise of worker safety. It requires all adult performers to use protective barriers such as condoms and dental dams when performing any act likely to generate bodily fluids. It creates the need for oversight by already taxed law enforcement and government agencies. And it is entirely unnecessary because the industry already polices itself very, very effectively. Measure B completely ignores all common sense and, perhaps most importantly, the overwhelming desire of the performers themselves.”
HotMovies content producers wishing to participate in this year’s FreedomStreams benefit can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the HotMovies studio team at (800) 611-6684 (MOVIE).
Anyone wishing to contribute need only to log into HotMovies.com or FreedomStreams.com on or before April 15, to buy minutes and watch porn on tax day.
To make direct contributions to support the FSC visit StopCondomLaws.com.