Arizona Lawman Says L.A.'s Wayward Porn Industry Isn't Welcome in His Town

The porn industry has been making a lot of noise about a possible move out of town following the City Council's enactment of a condom requirement for location shoots in L.A.

One of the places mentioned as New Porn Valley is Arizona, where some production already takes place. However, as we've said, California is perhaps one of the only places in the nation where paying someone to have sex and filming it is not prostitution.

The industry might have to find that out the hard way:

Our good friends at the Phoenix New Times have been all over this like the World Modeling Agency on fresh new talent.

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Turns out some people in Arizona -- you know, the home of the "immigration law," Paul Babeu and Joe Arpaio -- aren't going to be so welcoming.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office and its chief, Bill Montgomery, have warned this week that shooting porn in his neck of the woods could get you a charge of prostitution.

But officer, I was taking video, honest.

Doesn't matter.

In fact, according to this cowboy, even thinking about it could be illegal. The New Times:

Montgomery's office also issued the warning that soliciting someone to make a porno appearance, collecting money as a porn star's agent, bringing actors from California to Arizona to do porn, making a place available for shooting, and producing porn may all be felonies in Arizona.

Don't say we didn't warn you, porn stars.

[@dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]


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