Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Adult motion picture production is an activity in which the risk of HIV transmission is extremely high. Film producers' failure to employ safe sex practices and California legislation prohibiting AIDS testing by employers have combined to create an unsafe working environment for performers. This Note examines the potential liability of producers for transmission of HIV during the production of an adult motion picture. This Note then proposes that California Health and Safety Code section 199.21 be amended to allow adult motion picture producers to use AIDS test results to determine employability of performers.