89.9 KCRW Condoms in Porn Debate

On October 26, 2012, in Op-Ed, by adultbizlaw

Ballot Measure B debate on 89.9 KCRW in Los Angeles between AHF’s Michael Weinstein & Derrick Burts versus James Lee of the “No on Government Waste Committee” and veteran performer Rebecca Bardoux. Hosted by Warren Olney of “Which Way, L.A.”

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Exxxotica NJ: Rebecca Bardoux Signing at AdultBizLaw Booth

On October 20, 2012, in Life, by adultbizlaw

Not only will I be presenting a seminar series at Exxxotica NJ ( http://www.ExxxoticaExpo.com ) but I will also have a booth for AdultBizLaw.com. I am fortunate to have several pornstars that will be appearing and signing at the booth. So please stop by and say hello to all of them and buy one of their DVDs or take a photograph with your favorite one.

Rebecca Bardoux is a 20-year veteran of the adult film industry. She first stepped in front of the cameras in 1992, during the last of the ‘golden years’ of porn, and has appeared in 200 adult feature movies. Considered a legend by her peers and fans, she was inducted in to the AVN Hall of Fame in 2007.

During her career, Rebecca has worked with the top directors and studios of the adult industry. She has been nominated repeatedly for her work, and has held prominent roles in many award-winning movies.

Just three months into her career, Rebecca was requested to shoot for the Italian Adult Cinema in Sicily, and shot two award-winning movies for that industry. Rebecca also co-starred in the AVN Best Film for 1992 “Face Dance”, directed by one of the pioneers of the industry, John Stagliano. She later went on to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Film for her performance in 2003‘s “Heartbreaker” for Vivid Entertainment, directed by the multiple award-winning director, Paul Thomas.
Miss Bardoux also made a strong name for herself in the feature dance circuit during the mid to late ‘90s. She was considered to be one of the top feature performers, and performed to packed gentlemen’s clubs throughout the world.

After a four-year hiatus from the industry to focus on a relationship, and to live and work in the ‘civilian’ world, Bardoux realized that erotic entertainment was her only love. Rebecca made her comeback in 2009 in a scene directed by and opposite Mo for Madness Pictures, distributed through Adam and Eve.  Rebecca also shot a comeback scene for Naughty America, and she is honored with being one of the original MILFs in adults’ very popular genre.

Currently, Rebecca hosts a radio show every Friday night from 7pm to 9 pm EST on XXX Pornstar Radio, broadcast through BlogTalkRadio.com. She also pens a spontaneous blog:  http://rebeccabardoux.blogspot.com and is a regular columnist on AINews.com.  Bardoux is a strong advocate for the adult industry and just finished shooting a public service announcement in support of No on Measure B, the industry-killing ballot initiative in Los Angeles County.

Rebecca is currently working on her biography. She will be appearing in the mainstream play ”Deep Throat the Sex Scandal” opening January 17, 2013 in Los Angles, CA.

You can stay in touch with Rebecca by following her on twitter https://twitter.com/rebeccabardoux and subscribing to her page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.bardoux.

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various contributors on this web site does not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of AdultBizLaw.com and Michael Fattorosi nor should they be considered legal advice.

Reposted with Permission

Written by: Rebecca Bardoux as first published on  August 1, 2012 at http://ainews.com/story/21721/

Growing up, condoms weren’t an issue for me. I got on birth control pills as soon as I started to have repeated sex. Getting pregnant was the issue. The only time I would use a condom was when I forgot to take my pill.

When AIDS came out during my early twenties it rocked everyone’s world. After that, using condoms was a must. It was part of having sex, and everyone did it. AIDS meant you were going to die.

When I got in the adult industry my first stop was to get an HIV test. Looking back on it now, I thought if you got tested and your partner was tested you could not get AIDS. I think the media was telling us that? The industry was small, we were always working, making tons of money and had little time to do anything else. We kept ourselves clean out of respect for our fellow performers, it worked.

Then in the 2000s it started to get tricky. Instead of being called for work and having one of the usual names announced, I heard names that I didn’t know. When I got to the set and saw the person connected to the name I knew something was not right. The tattoos didn’t help matters; can’t you get hepatitis C from tattoos? It was a different breed; most of them had no idea who Larry Flynt or Reuben Sturman was. They just knew they were going to be the next big “pornstar”.

Fast forward to now, the public is going to be able to vote on whether the industry should use condoms or not. Back in the 90s most of the public despised the adult industry. Now they get to vote on something that is not going to affect them at all. In fact, I see the only way the public will be affected by this is on an individual basic. If someone in the civilian world decides to have sex with an adult industry performers then it may affect them. That is a private decision between these two people, not the little old lady that lives down the street.

I am standing in the middle of this issue; I don’t know which way to go. I can see both sides are right and wrong. I am not picking sides! I made my decision years ago when I started doing adult movies. I had a chance of contracting HIV by not using a condom. Really, we all make that decision in our lives, porn or private.

It’s not my business what other people choose to do with their bodies or their lives. I can sit here for hours and think about the rights and wrongs of the condom issue. It gives me a headache and takes time away from having sex. (And it’s no one’s business if I use a condom or not.)

If you work at Wal-Mart and don’t watch porn, why is this any concern to you? Well, people have made it your concern. The real concern is the economy, putting food on your table and paying the rent. (Except for a few people that don’t have to worry about it.) Now everyone has to deal with this condom bullshit when they barely have enough time to spend with their loved ones.

I just got a great idea; every voter should just say fuck it and not vote on the issue. It’s nonsense that no one has time for. If you do have time to think about it, go volunteer at a homeless shelter instead. It doesn’t affect you so it’s none of your business! Healthcare is going to affect you. Whether people use condoms in an adult movie production won’t. If anyone thinks it does, I would like to hear why? I could be missing out on some information. Please email me at rebecca@ainews.com, or tweet me at @rebeccabardoux. Boy, I’m glad that’s solved!

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