Christian Wilde Explains Why CA AB 1576 Will Be Disastrous for the Porn Industry

Posted May 14, 2014 11:51 PM by with 11 comments

Wearing but a harness, the darling of gay porn Christian Wilde explains why — in no uncertain terms — he’s strongly opposed to CA AB 1576, the “condom bill” which would establish criminal penalties for any porn shoot where a performer choses not to wear a condom.

It would also require every performer to disclose sensitive personal and medical information to any studio they shoot for, and require any adult film producer to keep all performers’ personal medical information on file indefinitely.

Euphemistically being called the “Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act’,” it is really anything but. Opposed by both porn performers and filmmakers because it puts performers’ health at risk, it would also effectively force the adult film industry in California to move out of state and even possibly go underground, putting thousands of people who work in the adult industry out of jobs as well as costing the state of CA millions (if not billions) in lost revenues.

After the jump, watch Christian’s impassioned plea against AB 1576, learn how certain parties (like Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation) stand to make a lot of money off this and what you can do to let your voice against this potentially disastrous bill to be heard.

Industry-backed site StopAB1576 offers several more important reasons why not only this bill should be opposed, but also some of the hidden agenda behind the people who are pouring tons of cash into passing this bill.

Why AB1576 Should Be Opposed (via StopAB1576:)

  • The bill would require that a condom be worn for all vaginal and anal scenes. Performers would have no choice.
  • The regulations imposed by this bill would force most companies to leave California. This would mean the loss of thousands of jobs — not only the jobs of performers, but also editors, makeup artist, graphic designers, marketing teams, IT experts, accountants, security guards, craft services, project managers, talent bookers … the list goes on and on.
  • If the industry is forced to move out of state or underground, the already effective performer-developed and performer-enforced health and safety protocols the industry has in place will be jeopardized – meaning that this bill would actually reduce the on-the-job safety of those workers it claims to protect.
  • The bill requires anyone identified as a “producer” to keep performer medical test results on file indefinitely every time a scene is filmed. This would include not only larger companies with stringent record keeping systems, but amateur producers who may not have the resources to keep sensitive medical information secure. The potential for privacy violations is frightening.

The Hidden Agenda: Why AB1576 Is Really Being Introduced:

  • “[Michael Weinstein] concedes that the campaign is a public-relations windfall: ‘We got more publicity for safer sex and condoms than we ever could have gotten any other way.’” Seema Mehta and Abby Sewell, “Michael Weinstein, leader in AIDS movement, has hard-charging style”, Los Angeles Times (January 3, 2014)
  • “This isn’t the first time AHF has fought progress by taking a position that ignores scientific evidence and sets it apart from the HIV/AIDS community. Some suggest the organization manufactures controversy to keep its name in the headlines and stay relevant.” James Loduca, Vice President, Philanthropy & Public Affairs at San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Unconditional Love and PrEP, Huffington Post (April 23, 2006).
  • “Contrary to some high-minded 1st Amendment motivation, he’s shown to be a thug,’ the supervisor said of Weinstein. ‘He’s used his nonprofit organization in a crass and bullying political way to get his way, which is to avoid being held accountable.’” Abby Sewell, Animosity between head of AIDS group, L.A. County supervisor emerges, Los Angeles Times (February 12, 2014).
  • “Mr. Weinstein’s anti-PrEP position is an extension of his long-standing anti-promiscuity crusade and more importantly his continuation of harmful shame tactics.” Michael Lucas, Op-Ed: The Danger in Calling PrEP a “Party Drug”, OUT Magazine (April 14, 2004).

If you want to stand with porn performers and producers to fight this terrifyingly egregious bill, check out   these four things you can do to help.

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11 responses to Christian Wilde Explains Why CA AB 1576 Will Be Disastrous for the Porn Industry

  1. LR May 16th, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    Barebacking puts lives at risk, not a bill. Is there anything more valuable than a life?


    • Jay May 16th, 2014 at 6:40 PM

      That’s not your call. For many people freedom is more important than anything else, and it’s their right to think that. But more importantly, you are equating not using condoms to death, and that is grossly unfair, ignorant and condescending. THERE ARE alternatives to legally forcing condoms: serosorting, testing, etc. If you don’t like bareback sex,don’t watch it or have it, simple as that.


      • BlogZilla May 25th, 2014 at 8:03 PM

        @Jay , Oh I get it, so being a filthy, septic disease spreading skank is fine in your book, right?

        Interesting how none of these people would jump in a sewer and play around, and in many other situations they wouldn’t spread shit on themselves but somehow during sex, it’s ok and sticking their unprotected penis into what is the equivalent of a human body trash receptacle loaded with pathogens is just fine and dandy. And don’t tell me it’s clean. There’s no way you can get that part of the body that has virulent and strong septic strains of pathogens totally clean, unless the guy is using bleach as lube.

        With this kind of constant assault on the body’s immune system, it’s no wonder many of them end up with AIDS. These people aren’t just having dangerous sex, they’re drinking liquor to oblivion, snortin’, doing meth, cigarettes, or who knows what. Pick your poison :/ . Notice how we don’t hear about their devastation, until they are dead…Along the way, they’ve put others at risk and continued the chain of destruction. The industry doesn’t want to talk about that. They want to keep those things quiet, but they can glorify the sexual acts to the hilt. Hypocrites.

        Arguing about whether this bill is right or not is about as silly as claiming some people have the right not to wear seat belts when they drive a car on public roads. I thought sex was supposed to be entertaining, and pleasurable, not offensive and septic and morbid.

        During the condomless era, you just saw sex on film or video, now the focus is on drinking as much cum and being as disgusting as they can be


      • MrPurdue May 27th, 2014 at 1:54 PM

        “freedom is more important than anything else”- fine, just dont expect others to pay for their SSDI or meds because of their “freedom”.

        “that is grossly unfair, ignorant and condescending”- unfair (boo hoo!) ignorant (not avoiding a lethal preventable infection is ignorant) condescending (hard not to be with such logic)


      • Mike H June 1st, 2014 at 7:07 AM

        Thanks patient zero!


  2. Huge Janus May 16th, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    AIDA/HIV happened once… It can happen again. But the next time could be an even nastier virus. To me this is the bottom line.


  3. johnn May 21st, 2014 at 8:01 PM

    i still cant figure out what the issue is about wearing condoms…of the 4 points in the first block, the first one says what the bill is, the other three just say IF the bill is past the companies will move. why would they move? they just need to wear condoms, no one if forcing anyone to leave. some one give me a reason why its bad to wear condoms when having sex ? the fact is you can be tested and sero-sorted all you want ..but if you bb a day before (after your test) or hours after your test and you got it youre going to give it.. the only way is to test then lock both performers in a room till they shoot the flick.
    i agree with the storing of info issues, but this can be worked out somehow to protect privacy. the other arguement that forcing studios underground will be less safe is stupid, studios can still choose to be safe if they go underground. the freedom arguement is stupid too, i dont know anyone that gets to go into their job and write their own safety rules at work, why should these guys be able to either?? why the hell anyone would want to mess around with hiv or aids is beyond me especially for for a fuckin porn flick


    • BlogZilla May 25th, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      @ johnn, The problem is the condomless porn sells much better than the condom porn. It’s a matter of money. I say money isn’t everything.


  4. glen May 27th, 2014 at 3:37 AM

    sex workers will go where the money is and do what it takes to get their next fix. Let the industry move to Mexico and the sex workers take a pay cut


  5. Mike June 5th, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    Oh, give me a break. I’m so sick of this fucking argument. I really am. I have to search for condom videos to masturbate to in the internet because so many are bareback. Where are you thinking? Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you? It’s 2014 NOT 1981. Isn’t one epidemic enough?! The fact this is even a discussion is appalling to me. Grow the fuck up. The reason some don’t want this to pass is because they will be out of work because they will lose men who want to watch other men have unsafe sex. Well, I’m sorry you’re out of work, but perhaps that is a sign you should find OTHER work. Chi-Chi is very successful and he doesn’t do bareback. God, love our brothers more and slap on a rubber or don’t_fuck. It is not more complicated than that, it’s not a freedom of speech issue it’s a life issue.


  6. glen June 17th, 2014 at 2:25 AM

    Pretty simple. If you want the money from gay porn you have to give the paying viewers what they want. Now they want bareback.


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