Kink: Beginning of Porn Film Exodus?

Screenshot of Kink.com's welcome page.

Screenshot of Kink.com's welcome page.

Kink.com cameras are rolling in Las Vegas.

San Francisco’s homegrown, fetish-porn factory, Kink.com, is hedging its bets while waiting for next month’s state senate vote about condoms for performers. Yes, the ropes and adult stars are still active at the Armory Building, Kink.com’s headquarters on 14th and Mission since 2007. But they’ve also started filming in Sin City.

As we’ve reported, Kink threatened to move its production to Las Vegas if California’s AB1576 passes—that’s the mandatory porn-performer condom bill. Kink’s new out-of-state, leased, satellite, uhh, office paves for the company to defiantly pull the plug on filming here, a press release said.

Many porn producers have predicted a statewide adult-film exodus if the condom requirement becomes law. A Kink spokesman said two, full-length features have been filmed in Vegas so far, for a rope-bondage, Kink.com-affiliated site called Hogtied.

FURTHER READING: Recently Kink founder and chief executive Peter Acworth laid out his case against AB1576 in the New York Times’ opinion pages. The paper gave air time to someone championing the bill, Michael Weinstein of AIDS Healthcare Foundation, too.

Salon has a feature about an adult star lobbying against the condom bill, too.

And you can bone up on the bill at this state legislative site.

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