The Number Of Pornographic Films Made In Los Angeles Has Plummeted
Since Los Angeles County passed a law requiring adult film actors to wear condoms, the number of porn films produced in the county has dropped significantly.
According to data released by Film LA, a private nonprofit that issues permits for filming in Los Angeles County, only 24 permits to film pornography have been pulled in 2013 so far, a decline from the 480 issued in 2012.
Diane Duke, executive director of the adult film industry trade group Free Speech Coalition, told the Associated Press the county lost about $456,000 from permit fees in addition to lost revenue from production:
"And if you think about the associated vendors and jobs that have gone elsewhere, I think that speaks volumes about what this is costing," she said.