L.A. Coliseum: host to popes, Olympics and orgies

01 Jun

I’m on my way to Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo next week. I’ll have more on E3 as it unfolds, but in the meantime, I came across a rather funny story about Los Angeles the other day.

It turns out that someone involved with the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, the historic stadium that has in the past hosted the Olympics and addresses from the Pope, also gave a porn company permission to film an orgy on the field. And to make matters worse, it happened just after Sept. 11, 2001, on a weekend when stadiums across the United States sat empty out of respect for the loss of lives in the terrorist attacks.

(Sony’s E3 press conference on Monday will be at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena, which is right next to the Coliseum.)

Anabolic Video filmed a 40-minute scene for The Gangbang Girl #32 (strangely, it was never nominated for any Oscars) on the field at night, which not only required permission but also that the stadium lights be turned on, according to the Los Angeles Times. Not surprisingly, no one associated with the Coliseum is fessing up to granting that access.

What’s even funnier is the Times‘ interview with one of the stars of the movie, Mr. Marcus. As he told the paper, “I’ve made movies for about 20 years and I’ve done a lot of things, but that one really stands out.… I mean, who gets to have sex on the Coliseum floor?”

Mr. Marcus has also received congratulations from rapper and porn maven Snoop Dogg, according to the paper’s follow-up story, as well as a deluge of calls and emails. “I just told my Mom, and she was all excited. She said, ‘That’s my boy.'”

The actor clearly has a gift for understatement. In the accompanying video, he shrugs off the whole experience with the funniest thing I’ve ever heard a porn actor say: “My job was just to do what I’ve always done: have sex in a professional way.”

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