B. Use Of Performers In Pornography -- The Evidence

Part: 
Four
Chapter: 
2

Because no previous commission has fully examined the special problems presented by the use of actual persons to make sexually explicit material, and because courts have only begun to develop the legal principles which may be applied to resolving those problems, we approach this aspect of our task with extreme caution. To begin with, we comment on the nature and the quality of the evidence before us both in testimony at our hearings and on the public record elsewhere. Then we examine the main outlines of what that evidence reveals about the nature of the performers' reasons for participation in producing pornography, and their experiences once the decision has been made.