Porn industry threatens to boycott Los Angeles over new condom law

Other industry professionals claim the regulation is a smokescreen for politicians to dictate how adult films should be made, dismissing the laws as unnecessary due to existing sexual health checks on actors.

Diane Duke of adult film lobby group Free Speech Coalition, said: "This is the first step of government overreach into the way we make movies. It's clearly the government interfering where it really doesn't belong… Because our industry deals with sex… we're vulnerable and easy to attack."

The new health measures were agreed in January after years of aggressive lobbying by Aids activists in response to reports of actors contracting HIV on set.

Derrick Burts was one of the actors who was told he had contracted HIV while working. He backs the new law.

He said: "It's a broken system that they have in place. What performer wouldn't want to feel safe on a work set?"

It is unclear how much the city would lose if the porn industry were to leave Los Angeles.

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