L.A. Now Live: Chat about porn shoot at L.A. Coliseum
Los Angeles Times reporters Paul Pringle and Ron Lin will join City Editor Shelby Grad to discuss the latest on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's troubles, including news that an adult movie that was shot at the sports complex.
The live chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Pringle and Lin have been investigating practices at the Coliseum, its employees and the commission that oversees it for more than a year.
The latest report says the Coliseum served as a location for “The Gangbang Girl #32,” a hard-core pornographic movie that featured 40 minutes of group sex on the gridiron turf.
The film shoot at the taxpayer-owned stadium was done at night, with the Coliseum's towering lights blazing and its rows of distinctive red and white seats framing many of the scenes. The video also shows the stadium's signature tunnel, which the Trojan team charges through at the start of games, as well as a sliver of the iconic peristyle, the arched entrance to the Coliseum.
The video was made in 2001 and released in 2002. How the crew got permission to use the national historic landmark — which was built as a memorial to World War I veterans — is unclear.