UPDATE (Aug. 11, 8 a.m.) — The video is made available online here.
LOS ANGELES — Organizers of California’s “Yes on Proposition 60” campaign plan on airing TV advertisements starting today touting the condom initiative’s supposed benefits.
The 30-second TV spot, featuring former adult star Cameron Bay, will air throughout the state for the next 10-14 days, Yes on Prop 60 spokesman Rick Taylor told XBIZ.
Taylor, who said that there will only one spot running through the next two weeks, did not provide a review copy of the ad to XBIZ as requested.
Bay quit the porn business after it was disclosed that she and another adult performer, Rod Daily, had contracted HIV on separate occasions.
Bay and Daily, who were previously linked romantically, sided with the AIDS Healthcare Foundations’ continuing initiatives to regulate the porn industry. The pair took their views public in a press conference in November 2013.
“Cal/OSHA and the state senate refuse to protect us; It’s time we made them,” Bay said at the 2013 conference.
Bay and Daily later filed suit against Kink.com at San Francisco Superior Court. Bay alleged in her claim that, while playing the role of a sub with one male dom and one female dom on a Kink production, she was exposed to blood after one male performer rammed his penis so hard into her mouth that the head of it got cut on her wisdom tooth.
If passed by voters in November during the General Election, Prop 60 require performers in adult films to use condoms during production.
It also would require producers to pay for performer vaccinations, testing, and medical examinations related to STIs and require them to obtain state health license and to post condom requirement at film sites.
Prop 60 also would impose liability on producers for violations, on certain distributors, on performers if they have a financial interest in the film involved and on talent agents who knowingly refer performers to noncomplying producers.
Prop 60, which would cost about $1 million annually to regulate, also permits state, performers or any state resident to enforce violations.
The state Legislative Analyst’s office, in a July 18 notation, said that, if passed, “adult film wages and business income in California would likely decline and as a result the measure would likely reduce state and local tax revenues by several million dollars per year.”
Groups against Prop 60 include the Free Speech Coalition, the California Democratic Party, the California Republican Party, the California Libertarian Party, the San Francisco Democratic Party, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Transgender Law Center, Equality California, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association, the Erotic Service Providers Union and APAC, formally known as the Adult Performer Advocacy Committee.
Groups for Prop 60 include the California State Association of Occupational Health Nurses, the California Academy of Preventive Medicine, the Southern California Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, the American Sexual Health Association, Beyond AIDS and the California Communities United Institute.
Pictured: Cameron Bay