New Documentary Examines Health Risks In The Adult Film Industry

Shorts & Sandals Entertainment Releases New Documentary, Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry

Sep 26, 2013, 13:15 ET from Shorts & Sandals Entertainment

BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shorts & Sandals Entertainment released on DVD this week a new documentary film, Risky Business: A Look Inside America's Adult Film Industry, that examines the social, psychological, and economic impact of performing in adult films. What makes people decide to become adult entertainers, how do they go about entering the business, what are their experiences in the business, and how do they deal with career options, finances, and relationships once they exit the business? The documentary also examines proposed regulations that would address current industry issues, including occupational health and safety, such as mandatory STD testing and condom use, and job discrimination once performers decide to leave the industry and pursue conventional employment.


The film's cast includes performers Sunny Leone, Kaylani Lei, Tanner Mayes, Vanessa Lee, Puma Swede, Daisy Duxe, Gracie Glam, Krista Kaslo, Dale DaBone, Joey Ray, Santino Lee, and Jack Lawrence; directors Emily Rigby and Dirty Sanchez; producers Dave Pounder, Scott Hancock, and Cezar Capone; talent agents Kevin O'Neal, Brian Berkenfeld, Karen Stephens, and Eli Thomas; industry executives Diane Duke, Joy King, Michael Klein, and Howard Levine; ex-performers Shawn Loftis (aka Collin O'Neal) and Tiffany Shepherd (aka Leah Lust); constitutional and free speech attorneys J.D. Obenberger, Gregory Piccionelli, and Lawrence Walters; employment and labor attorney Frank Shooster; and public health officials Ricardo Beato, Jose Castro, Sixto Pacheo, and Michael Weinstein of AIDS Healthcare Foundation.

David Mech, the film's producer and director, has lectured on the topic of adult entertainment at several policy and academic institutions, including Indiana University, UCLA, and Emory University. He currently lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

The film is distributed by Amazon and can be purchased online by visiting:

Upcoming theatrical screenings:
Sep 28: 8pm - L-Dub Film Festival (Lake Worth Playhouse Stonzek Theatre); Lake Worth, FL
Sep 29: 5:15pm - Arpa International Film Festival (Egyptian Theatre); Los Angeles, CA
Oct 4: 13:00 (1pm) - Marbella International Film Festival (H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel); Marbella, Spain
Oct 4: 15:30 (3:30pm) - Marbella International Film Festival (Palacio de Congresos); Marbella, Spain
Oct 12: 4pm - Other Venice Film Festival (Beyond Baroque); Venice, CA
Oct 13: 3:30pm - Sunscreen Film Festival (Arclight Beach Cities Theater); El Segundo, CA
Oct 17-20: Laughlin International Film Festival; Laughlin, NV


David Mech, President
Shorts & Sandals Entertainment

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