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Porn Video Shot on Trojan Ground

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum via Shutterstock
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No one's quite sure how a porn filmmaker scored access to shoot "The Gangbang Girl #32" on the turf of L.A.'s Memorial Coliseum, but the L.A. Times learned that the stadium's distinctive tunnel, the towering field lights and red and white seats set the scene for 40 minutes of hardcore group porn.

The film was made in a single night in 2001 and released in 2002. Porn star Mr. Marcus told the Times that he was in awe that they were filming at the Coliseum. Of his 20 years making movies, that night really stands out in his memory.

It's not clear who gave the production company, Anabolic Video, permission to shoot the film there, and no one is admitting anything. According to the report, the production company could not be reached, and a spokesperson for the California attorney general's office said that he didn't know if it was illegal to film pornography on state property.

The Coliseum is managed by the city, county and state and recently renewed USC's lease to manage day-to-day operations.

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Gaining access to the stadium and lighting up the field is typically approved by a high-ranking manager, according to people familiar with Coliseum operations who remained anonymous in the report.