HotMovies is proud to report that 80 percent of the top adult film studios have pledged their earnings on April 15 to help overturn Measure B, the Los Angeles County law that requires condom use in filming sexually explicit movies.
Over 100 adult studios have pledged to donate to the FreedomStreams cause. HotMovies is matching contributions up to $10,000!
HotMovies.com organized the FreedomStreams event to benefit the Free Speech Coalition (FSC), which is spearheading efforts to repeal the measure.
“Ordinarily you think of April 15 as ‘tax day,’ but this year it means something even more important for the adult industry — it’s a chance for us all to exercise our rights and overturn a ridiculous law that affects an entire industry,” said Marci Hirsch, vice president of Vivid and FSC board member. “For any consumers that have been planning on streaming or downloading a hot new film, we urge you to do it through HotMovies.com on April 15 so you can help this vital cause.”
Performer Ron Jeremy also weighed in on the efforts.
“As you may have read in the news, Measure B broke my heart. Seriously though, I’m not letting anything stop me from supporting this great cause and I encourage everyone to join me.”
“We had a very positive response to our initial announcement that we were organizing the ‘FreedomStreams’ program. Along with Vivid, many of the biggest names in the industry are on board, including Evil Angel, Private, Adam & Eve, Hustler Video, Pleasure Productions, Wicked Pictures, Ed Powers, Girlfriends Films, Porn Pros, Homegrown Video, Forbidden Fruits Films, Mile High Media, Combat Zone, Brandon Iron, New Sensations, Kink.com, West Coast Productions, Zero Tolerance and many others.
This is not the first time HotMovies has rallied studios to help protect First Amendment rights. Long time customers may remember the event we first held way back in 2006. Past FreedomStreams events have raised tens of thousands of dollars for FSC, which lobbies in Washington and other key battlegrounds to protect First Amendment rights on behalf of the entire adult industry.
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“More than ever, we are under attack. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) pulled the wool over voters’ eyes last fall and the result was a measure that is designed to suppress adult filmmaking in greater Los Angeles under the guise of worker safety. It requires all adult performers to use protective barriers such as condoms and dental dams when performing any act likely to generate bodily fluids. It creates the need for oversight by already taxed law enforcement and government agencies and it is entirely unnecessary because the industry already polices itself very, very effectively. Measure B completely ignores all common sense and, perhaps most importantly, the overwhelming desire of the performers themselves.”
Helping us with this great cause is easy and best of all it should be a lot of fun. Just make sure you visit HotMovies on April 15th and watch as much porn as you can reasonably manage from any of the participating studios, which will be featured prominently on that day. We appreciate your support!