It was bound to happen sooner or later, wasn’t it?

So a bunch of people have their panties in a bunch because Tom Oliver, the President of Pierce College, allowed (an accepted payment for) a promotional photoshoot to take place on their campus. What I find amusing about the whole thing is that Mr. Oliver likens the shoot to “photography” similar to such that one would find in an art class. He says, supposedly there was no “pornography,” only “photography.”

COME ON! Call a spade a spade! It was a “photography” session promoting something “pornographic!” Probably not a good idea to say that it was “easy money,” either.

SoCal college hosts racy video shoot, spurring complaints

Friday March 18, 2005

LOS ANGELES (AP) An adult film cable channel shot footage for a video at Pierce College, earning the college $5,000 at a time when schools in the state struggle with shrinking funds but raising charges that campuses should not be used for shooting X-rated films.

The Spice Digital Network, a subsidiary of Playboy Enterprises Inc., used the Joe Kelly baseball field for two days in early March to shoot a racy promotional video that showed women and men in provocative attire.

“It’s what I would call easy money,” Pierce President Tom Oliver said Thursday, adding that he had clearance from the Los Angeles Community College District. [full story]

2 thoughts on “It was bound to happen sooner or later, wasn’t it?”

  1. I remember a couple years ago, when I was in the dorms at USC, that one of the guys on my floor had purchased a porn that had all its outdoor setup shots filmed on our campus. I can’t say for sure whether it was a USC-approved shoot, but I would have to assume that it was. The dorm that the film was supposed to be set in was one adjoining mine, though obviously the interior shots had been filmed in some random back room up in the valley.

    Granted, though, USC’s a private school so that’s a whole different set of issues.


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