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Condoms In Porn Law Requires Police Department To Watch Films

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Tucked into a new law requiring condoms be used in porn films shot in Simi Valley is this little nugget that Fark pointed out.

From KCAL:

Under the new law, producers have to submit unedited copies of their adult films to the Simi Valley Police Department for review.

It would seem to follow, then, that if the law works as intended, cops or other law enforcement officials will be spending part of their shift watching porn to make sure the actors are wrapping it up.

A spokesperson for the Simi Valley police department did not immediately return a call for comment from The Huffington Post.

But Edward Arenas, CEO of Naughty America, told HuffPost the new law is "absurd."

"I'd have to look into that," Arenas said after being told of the new ordinance. "But that seems pretty absurd."

The law comes in reaction to a recently passed rule requiring adult film actors to use condoms in pornography shot within the Los Angeles city limits.

As RT reports, Simi Valley officials were concerned porn studios would move their productions from Los Angeles into their backyards.

"The primary purpose here is it's a health and safety issue. And secondarily, we don't want them here," Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber said after introducing the law. "This is a family-oriented community, and we don't want them setting up their studios in Simi Valley."

The Los Angeles ordinance relies on spot checks at adult movie studios to make sure producers are complying with the condom rules.

Arenas said his customers don't want to see actors using condoms because they "take away from the fantasy aspect" of the movies. He also said the producers he's talked with doubt the Los Angeles law will have any real impact.

"There's not enough resources to police and enforce those laws," Arenas said. "A lot of production is done in private residences in a day or a half-a-day. People just pack up and move on to the next location."

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