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Pasadena Not Interested In Becoming New Porn Capital (So Who Is?)

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The passage of a law requiring porn performers to wear condoms on Tuesday left us with one question: where are porn production companies going to film?For now, production companies are still waiting to see if the law will even be enforced where they're already based in the Valley or if they can challenge it in court. But even if it is, there are a few cities in the county where it might be possible for porn companies to set up shop, including (of all places) Pasadena.

The cities of Pasadena, Long Beach and Vernon all have their own health departments, so county rules including Measure B may not apply to them, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Pasadena, as you can imagine, is not feeling the love. Mayor Bill Bogaard told the Times: "The filming of adult motion pictures is not a business Pasadena aspires to or even wants, so if there's a new gap in regulations that needs to be considered, I'd want the council to take a look at that. We'll let [city] staff study the situation … and we'll see if there's an issue here or not."

Long Beach is already trying to figure out what to do as well: spokesman Ed Kamlan said they're still waiting to hear from the county to figure out what to do.

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Vernon sounds like the best option to Curbed LA: "Sure, Pas is pretty close to the Valley, but we think porn should look to Vernon--it's sparsely populated, full of warehouses, and already smells like sausage."

But if none of those other cities in the county work out: the porn industry is going to have to find another county in California, which is the only state besides New Hampshire where filming porn is legal (although the New York Times says it's tolerated in Nevada and recent court cases mean it's legal in Florida).