I was born 26.10.1988 in Czech republic.
…which translates to the fact she is 25 now.
Many would shrug this non-issue off: indeed, it is not illegal to subtract a couple of years from a model’s age. Yet X-Art operates on a dangerous edge of barely legal pornography, so, frankly, I don’t understand how the benefits of attracting more traffic from sweaty young-meat-loving males justifies the risk of inevitable questions about the accuracy of X-Art’s 2257 records¹. Indeed, these questions have been raised in California, Illinois, and Colorado.
Using 2257 as a defense in Bittorent cases created quite a stir in the adult business circles. Naturally, no one in the biz was happy about this unwanted attention, and I’m sure that many adult producers regard X-Art as a fifth column of the industry. I only wish that those producers were more vocal in calling out questionable strategy of mass-suing general public. The price of this strategy, in part, is undeserved wide-brushing the entire porn industry as greedy and heartless scumbags.
We observe that X-Art fights tooth and nail to strike down the 2257 defense (and, alas, rather successfully). The vitriol of them doing so is amusing: there is a much easier way to alleviate the tensions: just show your records voluntarily. I agree that those records are sensitive and public shouldn’t read them, but X-Art can easily stipulate a protective order and disclose those records to the defense attorneys’ eyes only! All the questions will evaporate.
To be clear, I’m not a fan of the you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide maxim, I’m invoking a much milder tu quoque fallacy: indeed, if X-Art’s lawyers find it justifiable to request exculpatory evidence from putative defendants, and even offer polygraph tests, so defendants could assert their innocence, is it too much to ask X-Art to affirmatively prove their vocal claim that all its records are kosher?
Raul commented on 2014/05/11 at 22:22:
The Malibu Media Enterprise revels in an Orwellian masturbatory fantasy in which cyber spying/tracking to polygraph tests are their modus operandi and yet when anyone asks about their experts, fee splitting, record keeping, etc., they cry trade secrets.
To quote Orwell:
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
First, I want to address a quite obvious hypothesis that X-Art model pages have not been updated for years, hence the discrepancy. Well, no. Here is the Wayback Machine’s snapshot from 12/18/2010: at that time Caprice was 22, but X-Art marketed her as 19 year old.
I just checked Franziska Duff a.k.a. Franziska Farcella, a.k.a Francesca (born on August 28, 1989 as Franziska Fischer) — a former German erotic model who, according to Colette’s twitter feed, nowadays spends most of her time with X-Art owners. Franziska managed to stay eighteen since 2010 (she is still eighteen), while even in 2010 she was two years older.
I’m sure if we dig deeper, we will find more lies.
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Franziska Fischer on 2014/10/20:
It is common practice to state the age of the performer at the TIME of the shoot. If a performer did their first shoot for a producer at age 18, it will likely stay that way as the stated age. It is not in a person’s fantasies for the object of their fantasies to continue to age. All of the porn sites do it and there is absolutely no subterfuge going on. The only thing worse than a conspiracy is a conspiracy theorist. The Fields have nothing to gain and everything to lose by using underage performers.
¹ According to the law, designed to combat child pornography and human trafficking, adult producers are required to keep accurate records of performers’ identities and ages.