“We’ll fix it in post” is a standard excuse in the making of motion pictures, in case someone left a boom in the frame, or the dresser forgot the talent’s pocket square, or all manner of unwanted visuals — including, it appears, condoms:
Since the passage of Measure B [pdf] in 2012, which strictly imposes the use of condoms on all porn sets in Los Angeles, triple-x movie production has largely begun to move out of the San Fernando Valley. However, gay porn company Falcon Studios is now attempting to hearken back to the days before the measure was passed. In their latest release California Dreamin’ 1, the studio filmed all its scenes with condoms but managed to digitally remove the prophylactics in post-production.
But Falcon’s not in Los Angeles, but up in the Bay Area, where Measure B does not apply. What’s the deal?
[T]he film is meant to tap into fantasies of bareback sex in the 1970s and 80s, while also aligning with the safe sex ethos that is currently being enforced in LA. “With this movie I really wanted to capture the essence of that time, when life seemed more carefree and spontaneous,” said [director Tony] Dimarco. “In keeping with this concept, I felt that condoms need to be addressed.”
I feel a twinge of pity for the technicians who had to perform that particular task: I have to figure that there likely weren’t too many scenes in this film that didn’t involve wangage.