The porn star who’s made a name for himself with his guy-next-door looks and role opposite Lindsay Lohan in an upcoming indie flick came out Thursday against a proposed initiative to require condoms on adult film sets in Los Angeles County.
At a news conference inside an adult entertainment company in Burbank, the porn actor, James Deen, likened the “Safer Sex” initiative -- Measure B on the Nov. 6 ballot -- to an infringement on the civil rights of him and other performers.
“The idea of restricting our ability to make choices of our own is insulting. It is frankly unconstitutional,” he said, adding that he has never contracted a sexually-transmitted disease.
Deen has appeared in more than 900 adult movies and co-stars in the upcoming indie film “The Canyons.”
He was flanked by representatives of the Valley Industry & Commerce Assn., who said Measure B would cost millions of dollars in revenues and thousands of jobs -- from film and DVD production to web development.