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Rest In Peace Dan Barros

dancardVery few people in porn these days would know the name Dan Barros but he left an indelible mark on the biz to be sure.

I first met Dan in I think 1994 at the CES show, he had a girl there and I shot her.  Her name was Melissa Hill, Melissa and I remain friends, matter of fact it was Melissa who first alerted me of Dan’s passing early this afternoon.  Dan was a rare breed of agent, specially in those days, he genuinely loved his girls and he considered a large part of his job to be to protect them and help them instead of just seeing them as a paycheck.

Dan and I became friends and we used to talk weekly, as time passed those conversations became fewer and further between until I just presumed he had moved on and away from porn.  I thought of him from time to time over the years because he was a good guy, he was personable, likeable and honest.

Dan was younger than myself and hearing about his passing from a massive heart attack reminds me of my own mortality at the same time it saddens me because there weren’t and still aren’t enough guys like Dan in the business.

While most people in porn these days never knew Dan, the old timers do, Steven Hirsch, for example, because Dan discovered Vivid Girl Jen Teal and should have been a Vivid Girl Melissa Hill, that’s quite a record for having a good eye for talent.  But Dan had more than just an eye, he had a heart and a soul, he didn’t try to deceive the girls he represented and he was careful to make sure that they didn’t feel pressured to go beyond their comfort levels.

As Melissa Hill told me; of the many things she remembers about Dan she still gives girls the same advice he gave her, that advice being don’t sell your soul, don’t do anything you are uncomfortable doing, don’t do anything you wouldn’t do in your personal life and don’t let the business consume you and turn you into someone you are not.

Rest in Peace Brother…Only the good die young.

 

Did Stagliano Throw His Producers Under The Bus?

John Stagliano and Evil Angel got a little win in court today. They got some OSHA citations repealed, which on the surface looks like a victory. For Stagliano it is a victory, congrats to him and Karen Tynan. But if you’re one of Staglianos producers look out, the bus is coming your way now. Seems Karen and John argued that Evil Angel is not the producer, or employer, YOU the small time producer for Evil Angel are the producer, and you are responsible as far as OSHA is concerned. The citations werent repealed because they were ruled incorrect, they just said the wrong entity was cited, Stag said “No not me, its the little guy who sold me this scene that is responsible,” and the court agreed.

I wrote about this over two years ago, that the real producers would set up the smaller producers to take the hit from OSHA, and that is exactly what they have done. Sets a nice precedent too. Stagliano and Tynan, I am sure all of these small producers are going to be very thankful for ‘your’ victory.

The new statewide initiative does address this. The new act calls for ‘all agents of control’ accountable, which helps performers by basicly holding everyone above them liable. Thanks Stag, for passing the buck down the line, cant wait till Stags producers get hit with the OSHA fines, those will be some interesting appeals.

Reader Response From Sabrina

Sabrina Writes:

Sabrina has a site here

Hi Mike,

I have read your late articles and the attached commentary and i would to start this letter with a sentence which should reassure those who think that there is no distinction between a prostitute and an adult performer and think that we, adult performers, are delusional about it: as an adult performer, i am a prostitute. I have no problems with that. Does that make me different from the rest of the people who like to give the word prostitution a negative sense and i am a particular threat to the adult industry? I don’t think so.

Women are prostitutes. When you fuck a rich guy because he is rich, you are a prostitute; when you fuck a guy because he was nice to you and offered you dinner and drinks and you are hoping for more exploitation you are a prostitute; when you fuck your boss, you are a prostitute.
Men are prostitutes. When you engage in sexual relations solely based on attraction, using your money and status as a lever, you don’t do it in exchange for a payment in money, but you still do it in exchange for a benefit, which is being able to fuck a girl whom otherwise you will never be able to fuck.
Gays are so prostitutes that they have built up a real lobby which use sex as a lever to network and exchange benefits and business (i know what i’m talking about, so think twice before calling me something-phobic-ist; this is no topic for politically correct).

After this necessary premise which hopefully will mitigate part of the negative acception that the word “prostitution” still seems to have (for some) in the 21st century, let’s go back to the porn industry: let’s assume that famous pornstar X has never ever hooked and that for some reasons that is a 100% known fact to the whole industry; now, let’s put her in a fancy bar in Manhattan or Beverly Hills or at the Bellagio in Vegas on a night out to distress and have fun; a rich handsome guy approaches her, flirts with her, offer her drinks, shows his status off and inevitably gets her in bed letting her understand that he could be the catch of her life and fucks her bareback. No money exchange. Just a night out and a fuck with a handsome, rich guy that she hopes she can get together with.

Two days later, famous pornstar X starts a full busy week of porn shootings in porn valley. Is that ok? At the end, she didn’t work as a hook, she never has and the industry people know that beyond any doubts. Is she less at risk than a overt hooker? No, she is not. The problem is not being a prostitute or not, the problem is being professional. I don’t care if Nikki Benz hooks in her free time; i care to know if she does it in a professional way (lab tested client, maybe with an added rapid test parachute) and if she is professional enough to not shoot in porn valley for at least one month if she fucked an untested client. But look, i expect that also from the famous pornstar X after she fucked the untested rich handsome guy just for fun. Whom would you feel comfortable to fuck with on set: a professional pornstar who professionally hooks on the side or an unprofessional pornstar? I’d go with Nikki Benz all my life. Prostitution is not an issue at all. The issue is professionalism, that thing which nobody talks about preferring to cover its lack with piddling issues and bombastic words such as prostitution.

Now, how do you know if a pornstar is professional? How do you know if the one who hooks on the side, does it professionally? Right now you don’t; and for sure it is not something which is ever going to be bullet-proof. But since only certainty of death is bullet-proof, in life, a lot can be done to reduce the margin of error greatly. Since the most obvious first step would be to make prostitution legal and regulated and we all know that it’s not going to happen (that’s where i agree with Mr. Weinstein detractors about him having a political agenda and not giving a damn about adult performers safety, or otherwise he would fight to legalize and regulate hookers rather than denying their existence), we must introduce strict self-regulations in this industry and to invest in education to professionalism of both newcomers and established performers, but also of producers. Let me make you a few examples of what could be done, none of which i have heard coming off the mouth of any relevant character of this performers’ safety querelle:

– Proper job interviews to see if you are fit for the job mentally before physically. If you are not, good luck and goodbye.
– Attitude and psychometric test before first shooting to be repeated every two years.
– Mandatory psychological assessment within two months of first shooting.
– Officially adult industry tailored STDs manual with personal hygiene compendium: what are they, how to visually recognize them when possible, incubation periods, ways of transmissions, possible contagious outcomes etc. make it mandatory to take it with you at any shootings (producer should check before shooting) or no shooting.
– Industry Gyno. Once every two months mandatory check. Performer pays at special reduced rates for further checks if s/he feels comfortable with that one rather than her own gyno. After two months, failing to do the check makes you automatically unavailable for work until you do the check. If somebody doesn’t understand the importance of regular gyno checks when working in porn, let me know…
– Mandatory last three months tests and working history exchange among performers at the time when the shooting is being planned or at least same day of shooting prior to start it (no, this does not happen in the majority of cases these days: it’s all in the hands of the producer who gives the “clear” and performers trust them. It’s really appalling.) If you shot with a cross-performer two weeks ago and your test is three weeks old, i want to know and to have the right to refuse to shoot with you today.
– If you are an overt hooker, you must submit to a rapid test on set (as you know, i would be for making it mandatory in all cases, for everybody: it’s the best possible deterrent ever). Refuse and you don’t get the job and you are quarantined from work for one month or something. Refuse three times and you are off the industry. I don’t care if you fuck people bareback for fun or as a hooker: i care that you do it wisely and that you are professional when it comes to shoot with me a day later.
– Forge a test or just attempt to and you are banned from this industry
– Get caught doing drugs on set or to show up on set under the influence and you are banned from the industry (a huge, common problem of which nobody ever talks about, as if it didn’t exist)
– Right to bring a chaperone on set, at least on premises if the set is small. First unjustified word from the chaperone and s/he’s out and the performer risks not to be hired again. But if you question my professionality because i demand my chaperone on set, i’m probably right to question yours because you don’t want a chaperone on set.
– Don’t hire performers under 21yo of age, possibly 24yo and up. There is plenty of 24yo girls looking like 18yo and although they don’t guarantee maturity 100% , too young performers offer very little of it and they have a shorter professional life span, paradoxically. Hiring girls to do porn when they are 18yo is one the most short-sighted moves ever, by this industry, because every year hundreds of potentially amazing money makers are burned out within a few shootings.
– With trillions of awards around, add one for best professional in and off set. Yes, people will probably be able to buy it like any other awards in this industry and the results will not be necessarily fair, but it would be a nice, costless way to talk about and promote professionality at least among the newcomers and the delusionals who still believe that awards go to those who deserve them. There is never any money invested for promoting the image of the industry itself, in this industry and that’s why, although its a billionaire one, it is always considered a barely legal, not worth of political and economic consideration by the public. That’s why we lose all the battles and soon the war, if we don’t do something tangible now.

I know, put like that the above reminds more the army than the porn industry, but that is simply because nothing of the above is ever and even considered at all to improve porn workers and producers professionality and to make this industry a better one. It’s more convenient to keep discussing if a pornstar is a prostitute, if it’s ok for a prostitute to do porn, if making condoms mandatory is constitutional or not. To change nothing and to keep Dianne Duke cashing as an industry paladin, Michael Weinstein’s as a public safety hero, APAC as the adult performers official union. As long as they can keep their respective supporters thinking that, they can fatten their bank accounts and dismiss all the above mystifying the sex performers safety subject with bombastic words such as condoms and prostitution. Too bad that too many people fall for it. I don’t.

I send you a big hug and invite you to share this letter with your readers, if you had space, time and if you thought it was worth.

Sab

Misha Cross No Shows At Evil Angel at AEE

ATMLA Performer Misha Cross was set to sign at AEE for Evil Angel but never showed up. Here’s the rest of the story:

Misha flew in from Europe and was denied entry into the US meaning that INS either knew or had reasonable suspicion to believe, that she had worked in the US previously and or intended to do so again, and was not a genuine tourist, Which is true, since she was intending to work at Evil Angel booth, and did not have a work permit.

Hyperbolic Discounting

It was interesting to me that peoples reaction was as immediate and decisive as it was in the GFY poll.

What i couldn’t comprehend is how these same people could be so adamantly against condom use in porn, and evven more interesting to me is why so many performers who really know the risk because they have had numerous STDs will continue to spout the party line.  Admitted a LOT of performers come into the biz and they get an STD pretty quickly and realize that they had been lied to regarding the safety of the biz and they get out and are never heard from again…A LOT.

But what about the rest the ones that stay, the ones that think it wont happen to me, or it wont happen to me again.

Welcome to Hyperbolic Discounting.

It’s a rather fancy name for a thought process we all do  read about it…

http://www.damninteresting.com/hyperbolic-discounting/

That explains a lot doesn’t it?

Have You Ever Fucked A Hooker Bareback?

That was A poll posted today on GFY.com

Here are some representative answers……In two pages of responses only one person said yes….

Iron Fist – Besides the hookers here are nasty nasty nasty…. I’d get a disease just looking at them too long…

Candy Flip – I’ve only fucked hookers in foreign countries and made sure I was wrapped and sometimes double wrapped.

David! – Unless you have a death wish, why would you fuck a working woman bareback?

Spunky – That’s like playing russian roulette

Monk – bareback whore fucking.. nah! not in my to do list!!!

UBob – NO!

Then In comes Porno Dan – “Anyone who does porn stars on a regular basis has done a hooker, as most porn stars hook.”

and he nails it.

Now remember GFY is an  adult webmaster forum, these are the very guys that are carrying on about the condom law.

If you read this headline and immediately thought hell no….congrats  you are now thinking exactly like the very people that will be voting on passage of the condom law.

An Update on Stuff and When Porn Chicks Attack

First the Dillon Harper sex auction didn’t happen.  Not sure what the reason was but its prolly lucky for everyone involved as I did get a response from the District Attorneys office indicating that that was, in fact, pimping and prostitution and the DA would prosecute as such.  While the official quote was off the record the intent was clear that the prosecutor felt that there would be no problem selling that to a jury.

Gregg Dodson may wanna kill this particular idea.

As far as I know Clover is bailed out of jail and with Lockwoods dust up porn missed a trifecta by just one douchebag.

Apparently there was a chick fight after the AVN Awards that involved Belle Noir and Adriana (not sure which Adriana) but apparently Belle was trying to fix Adrianas makeup and Adrianna shooed her off prompting Belle to toss a drink on Adriana and her boyfriend…..When PornChicks Attack….

 

Kurt Lockwood Gets An Ass Whipping and Trespassed By Hard Rock Cafe

Not sure of the circumstances yet (but I am sure I will hear) but word is that Alana Evans Hubby Chris pounded Lockwood last night and that Lockwood as a result is now banned from the Hard Rock in Vegas…More as I get it

Apparently it had something to do with Lockwood assaulting his girlfriend (SammyRyRy) and then threatening Alana Evans

ATMLA Drops Clover

cloverOne of the things I do here is give credit where its due, and in this case Mark Schechter at ATMLA did the right thing by dropping Clover from it’s roster.  There are those that would argue the move is a bit late and that Clover was given a second and even a third chance that he shouldn’t have been but in the end dropping him is the right thing to do.  Clover should go the way of Mr Marcus and it appears he may actually become the third guy to flunk out of porn.

Mark Schechter had this to say:

“There is no place in this industry for a person who perpetrates domestic violence against women, disrespect for women or shows a propensity for violence.  Our prayers and sympathy go out to the victims.

“I hope this becomes a lesson for anyone else in this industry who demonstrates this type of behavior that this industry will not tolerate violence against women,”

I am told that was a direct shot at Michael Whiteacre who lead the pack in domestic violence charges in 2014 having been arrested four times with a total of around ten different charges.  Like Mark or not he is dead right on that point, we have far too many guys who hate women that have slimed into this business in the last ten years.  Now is a good time to clean house.

Clover Arrested Again. At AEE

This time for beating up Morgan lee apparently he is trying to catch up to Uncle Peg Ari Bass/Michael Whiteacre.  Clover was also charged with possession of Cocaine and is currently being held in Las vegas Lockup

In Other news from AEE

avn-awards-2015

Finally Several people have inquired about Jesse Jane, she is gone from Digital Playground and Digital Playground owns the trademark and the name Jessie Jane, as well as her site and anything else to do with that name.  She is now simply calling herself Jesse and is contracted to Jules Jordan Video.

Friday Fun Post A Rock And Roll Experience

I talked to Mike today and he was feeling a bit under the weather so I told him I would put up a fresh post. Hope you’re feeling better.

There is a world outside of porn, and I had a very cool experience in my world a few weeks ago. I have always enjoyed rock and roll, and have been in a little band with several of my childhood friends since we were in high shcool. Beatles, Stones,Chuck Berry, Neil Young,Clapton,Tom Petty type rock and roll. I have a 1968 Rickenbacker 360 guitar, my baby.

I like to go to Hollywood Guitar Center and play guitars in their “Vintage Room,” 1959 Telecasters, 58 Stratocasters, vintage Fender Bassman amps. So I am in the vintage room, playing a 1965 12string Rickenbacker 360 through and old VOX ac30 amp, heaven on earth, when who walks in the room, Mike Campbell, lead guitar player for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. He looks at me and says, “I love that guitar, I play it every time I come here.” Without saying anything I just look at him and start strumming the chords to Free Fallin. He gets a big ole smile on his face, grabs a bitchen early Gretch guitar off the wall and walks over. The GC employee grabs one of those cajon boxes, and another GC employee grabs a bass, and two minutes later we have an audience of about 25 people and we have a little jam session going. We played, Last Dance With Mary Jane, Free Fallin, You Dont Know How It Feels, Roll Over Bethoven.

Then me and Mike trade guitars, and we want to play A Hard Days Night. Now most rockers know that the first chord to Hard Days Night has been disputed for a long time. We talked for a few minutes and I told Mike Campbell he has been playing it wrong and I gave him my version of the opening chord,,,,,one guitar plays a Dsus4, one plays an F6, and the bass hits a D note. We all get set, 1,2,3,4, and hit the chord,, it sounds glorious. We do it a few more times just for the sheer joy how it sounds. Mike is pleasantly surprised and talks about hopefully adding Hard Days Night to the Heartbreakers live show. Mike was a very cool guy, and even showed me a few tricks for Free Fallin, and Mary Jane. I got a selfie with us holding these vintage instruments, which I then proceeded to send to my bandmates. They are extememly jelous, and right they should be.

Life away from THIS world is just so much better on so many levels. If you’re a musician, and have a few friends to help you out, try that Hard Days Night chord, but don’t just listen to it, feel it, and see if an uncontrolable smile doesn’t just magically appear on your face, and the face of everybody who hears it.

Is Gregg Dodson a Pimp? Is Dillon Harper A Prostitute? Is Cytheria A Prostitute? You decide

Everyone once in a while I run across something so incredibly stupid that it defies logic

I ran across this this morning, according to the article it happened yesterday in Vegas and was not the first time it was attempted.

Adult Verified Video Chat is letting fans pay for the chance to have sex with a porn star on camera.

On the first of November the site Adult Verified Video Chat declared that was on the move a very special kind of auction – sex with a porn star to the highest bidder.

And the porn star is Dillion Harper. It’s not prostitution, they say. It’s entertainment.

According to the site, the famous porn star Isis Love (who by the way is also a producer) will shot [sic] the scene in Las Vegas, at an upscale residence (of course), in January 20, one day before the beginning of the famous convention AVN.

This is the second auction that Adult Verified Video Chat has hosted. The first was with the porn star, known for her squirting talents, Cytherea. But because schedule problems the scene never happened and there was never a money transaction.

Talent that is now available on the platform includes Danni Cole, Isis Love, Brandy Aniston, Dakota Skye, Belle Knox, Emma Starr, Rilynn Rae, Alexis Monroe, Noelle Easton, Kennedy Leigh, Bethany Benz, Victoria Summers, Dillion Harper, Tanya Tate, Veronica Avluv, Katie St. Ives and many more. (reckon which of these girls is next)

Apparently the winning bid was $9,200 offered by a john named “Andrewcool11″

When I spoke to several attorneys every single one was shocked that anyone would think that this transaction was NOT prostitution, but who knows maybe Karen Tynan will represent Gregg Dodson, owner of adultverifiedvideochat and explain how it isn’t prostitution. And if it isn’t then maybe thats how porn can get out of the slump its in…..replace male performers that want to be paid with male performers that will pay 9,200 bucks to be in the scene…WOW

Tony T, CET, Manwin, The FSC, Dr Miao…Pretty cozy, but losing…..

Turns out Ismael Ibrahim, aka, Tony T is indeed a part owner of Cutting Edge Testing, apparently with a 150K stake he made growing medical Marijuana.

Tony T was contracted as a director to Manwin, who bought the Aptima Testing Machine for Cutting Edge Testing makes me wonder what Tony’s 150K was used for?  As many readers pointed out  back then Manwin was saying they would ONLY accept tests from CET.

Of course The FSC was a part of this as well.  I have witnesses that place Diane Duke, Dr Miao and Tony T at private meetings in the valley.

There’s a fly in the ointment though, seems CET, which was never really on solid ground has become very shaky since the departure of Jen and Bobbi, as I pointed out months ago they are well liked and as I suspected many followed them to Talent Testing Services.

The much touted (By the FSC) PASS system is barely being utilized at all by performers, I hear that from across the board, and have been hearing it for a long time.  Many performers as well as agents and company owners are hoping that Talent Testing Services will restart their superior system making PASS obsolete.  Indeed if I were Sixto I would strike now, no doubt about it.  If I were APAC (which clearly I am not LOL) I would get behind this move quickly because TTS had the better system and talent was safer all the way around in that system.

On a different note…what do Nikki Benz, Summer Brielle and Veronica Avluv all have in common?   What indeed….

Axel Braun Gets It, Yes You Read That Right

While we may disagree on some things Axel Braun showed himself to be one of the more intelligent people in the biz.  He was the Keynote speaker for XBiz 360 and he ended the speech with why we should go all condom.

I have said the same thing many times in the past, now is the time for a preemptive strike and the best way to cripple this legislation is to make it superfluous.  People generally aren’t keen on adding new laws and if the industry is using condoms and making a big show of it, STD rates are suddenly almost non existent, and we are already using condoms…we don’t the law.  It would  be a smart move, which is EXACTLY why The FSC and porn in general hasn’t gotten behind it in the past.  It is how we can begin to combat this law that costs the least yet has the best chance for a positive result.

Combine this with courting pharmaceutical companies and public health involvement and we could win.

Hats off to you Axel It wasn’t what porners want to hear, but it’s the truth…good for you for telling it. Credit where it’s due.

Braun closed his keynote with a controversial topic—condoms in porn. Already an industry leader with his on-set policies of a required seven-day STI test which he pays for, a minimum performer age of 21 and mandatory condoms, Braun pointed to the latest attempt to by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) to push through the statewide “California Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act.” The proposed measure was sent to the Attorney General’s office last week for approval prior to a likely signature drive for a spot on the 2016 ballot.

“If you read the text of the proposed law, you probably figured out that it is not meant to protect performers, [I do wish they would stop with this bullshit…the ONE thing it does MOST is protect performers, y’all REALLY need to get that because denying it simply makes you look foolish. -South] but to destroy the industry. It is not about condoms, it’s about politics,” Braun told the audience. “It’s full of booby traps and will allow people to sue producers left and right, and you mark my words: it will cripple us. Now we can fight it…but do we have a loud enough voice to convince the general public that we are still safer than most workplaces?

“All that people are gonna read on the ballot is ‘Safer Sex Act,’ and they’ll vote for it. So here’s a thought…how about self-regulating before that happens? How about going full-condom so that [AHF President Michael] Weinstein cannot use the condom excuse to pass this law? Think your movies won’t sell anymore? What about Dorcel, a French company that shoots all-condom and outsell most companies here? What about Wicked, one of the most successful companies in the business that’s been condom-only for 15 years? And in my first year shooting with condoms I’ve sold more movies and got more award nominations than ever in my life.”

Braun added, “Look, I’m not here to do a pro-condom speech, or to level the playing field, I’m just trying to tell you what I foresee in the future of the industry. And in this case the possibility of this law passing makes me think that volunteering might be a better option than being mandated. Whatever the case, our strength as an industry has always been in adapting. We adapt, we survive.”

 

Just When I Thought I Could No Longer Be Surprised By The Level of Stupidity Expressed By The FSC

Misguided ‘Adult Film Act’ Would Remove Performer Protections, Drive Industry Underground

[OK Lets be honest here, really honest, the first part of this is completely dishonest, It doesn’t remove “performer Protections”. Not ONE.  In truth the one thing this act does do without question is improve performer protection, no matter how uneducated you are you can surely understand that. Will it drive some of the industry underground?  Yes, but there are cross checks that would simply make it not worthwhile to try to operate that way.  The real truth is that the only honest word in that slug line is misguided, the problem is that it is this article that is misguided, not the Act.]

 

“Today, Michael Weinstein of AHF submitted the draft text of his controversial statewide ballot measure, which would force adult film performers to wear condoms, calling them a threat to public health. ”

[ I presume Diane means the performers not the condoms, but with Diane it’s hard to be sure]

“The Act would result in an effective criminalization of the adult industry. Under AHF’s proposed Act, those involved in the manufacture of an adult film that did not comply would be personally liable for massive penalties for even minor infractions.”

[This is not correct, except that this is true right now, whether the Act passes or not, the difference being it is not currently a criminal matter, nor will the Act make it criminal, the Act provides for civil, not criminal remedies(mostly)]

“The Act would require adult film producers to be issued licenses by the government in order to produce, and would require performers to submit their personal medical records for state inspection.”

[This is correct, but is it a bad thing really?  I would argue that it is but truth is everyone has to be licensed to do anything these days, at the very least you must have a business license.]

“Talent agents would be punished for representing adult performers. ”

[That is absolutely not true, they would be punished for sending performers to work on a set with illegal activity going on, just as they can be now]

“And, perhaps most dramatically, and in an acknowledgement that Measure B succeeded in driving the industry out of state, the Act would effectively prohibit the sale and distribution of adult films produced without condoms inside California, even in private transactions.”

[That is simply not true there is no wording in the bill that prohibits sale and distribution, it even states that even if condoms aren’t visible in the finished product it is fine as long as condoms are used]

“This is not regulation — this is Prohibition.”

[ It is obvious that you do not know the definition of either “regulation” or “prohibition”

“The Act would destroy the industry as we know it, drive the existing producers underground, and eliminate hard-fought performer protections.”

[How can anyone with half  enough brains to power a piss ant’s motorcycle half way around a BB make that statement? ” hard -fought performer protections? Really?  Please explain to me who fought for any protections for performers? Ever.  Only Michael Weinstein and AHF are fighting for performer protection, let’s be honest about that.]

“This process has already begun to happen in the wake of AHF”s misguided Measure B. Film permits dropped, productions moved out-of-state, and producers began shooting outside the industry’s widely praised testing system.”

[ Most of the first part is largely true (permits have dropped a few productions have moved even … but “the industry’s widely praised testing system”  who the fuck are you kidding? The only people who praise this system is The FSC, even most performers know it is a poor system at best and honestly is looking more and more like a scam on the part of The FSC, CET, Tony T, and Manwin/MindGeek]

That’s why, like AHF’s previous campaigns, we expect this will be vigorously opposed by performers.

[No, performers are at best apathetic, most performers will tell you that ideally they would like to have the choice to use a condom, that they would like to be the ones who make or don’t make that choice.  That is the simple truth, as inconvenient for The FSC as it is.]

Performers should always have the right to use a condom, but AHF’s conservative morality should not be forced on them under penalty of law. Performer should have control over their bodies, not the government and certainly not Michael Weinstein.

[If you replace the Letters AHF with FSC and the words Michael Weinstein with producers you get the problem….Peformers DO NOT have a choice and they have NOT had a choice for a very long time.]

What is APAC’s stance on this?  as if I need to ask….APAC could clearly come out here and do something honest for performers.  This is where we will see whose pocket APAC is in….as if we don’t already know.]

 

OK y’all If THIS is how you intend to fight this law, you may as well forfeit right now.  THIS is the problem with Diane Duke and the FSC  repeating this set of lies over and over, ad nauseum will not defeat this Act.  We have until November of 2016 to get our shit together, if this statement is the best that can be done it is very sad.  This may be the single dumbest thing I have ever read in my life.  Do I want this act to pass? HELL NO. But I am not going to get behind clearly ignorant rhetoric that makes me look as stupid as whomever penned this inanity.

Larry Flynt, Steven Hirsch, Steve Orenstein, John Stagliano, Patrick Collins, John Blitt, Moose, Greg Alves and so many more of you guys…You aren’t morons, do NOT throw money at this scheme we have intelligent people in this industry that can come up with good strategies to address this over the next two years. DO IT!  Enough is enough you guys have enough sense to see that this is too important to entrust it to the moron that wrote The FSC response.  Alec Helmy, you IN PARTICULAR should be embarrassed that this is the best that the organization you are on the board can do.  I know you and I know you are smarter than this.

Porn has one chance to get this right and about two years to do it….Don’t fuck it up!