It's just as bad to be facing the issue of piracy via tube sites, torrents, and thieves.
But you would think that in the year 2011, the idea that a woman could produce and make a profit off of selling tapes of herself having consensual sex with other consenting adults, and sell those videos to other willing consenting adults would have been an established truth.
You would think that...but apparently, the sheriff of Polk County, Florida, has a fundamentally different view.
And he just used the full power of his office to impose that view on a 55 year old woman whose only crime was to share her joy of sex with her husband with others.
You think this is some nightmare?? For Kimberly Kupps (real name Theresa Taylor), it's all too real.
The story, from XBiz.com:
LAKE WALES, Fla. — Kimberly Kupps, who co-operates namesake site KimberlyKupps.com with her husband, was charged late Friday with 13 obscenity counts for content distributed over the Internet.
The 5’ 10” 55-year-old performer specializes in the big-boobs niche and had been on the radar of the Polk County Sheriffs Department for three months.
The Sheriff’s Department booked her under statute 847.5 on 13 counts of “wholesale promotion of obscene material.”
Kupps, whose real name is Theresa Taylor, started in the biz in March 1990 and currently lives in Lake Wales, Fla. She frequently comes to California for porn and photo shoots, according to her website.
Kupps was jailed along with her husband, Warren Taylor, who remains locked up; Kupps was released Saturday night after posting $7,500 bail.
According to the police report, a deputy paid an initial $19.95 membership fee to her website, where he found videos of Kupps having sex with men and women.
The deputy downloaded six videos, burned them to CDs and asked Judge Reinaldo Ojeda to review them.
Ojeda, according to the police report, said the videos were obscene material under state law.
Taylor, Kupps‘ husband, said he filmed the videos downloaded by the deputy and uploaded them for sale on Clips4Sale.com.
Taylor said the couple made an average of $700 monthly for the past four months.
XBIZ reached Kupps on Sunday, but she declined to give further details or comment on the arrests.
Keep in mind that most of what Kimberly Kupps produced was the standard fare of sex acts with her husband, solo acts, and sex with female friends that most "at home" porn sites provide.
And yet, this was considered "obscene" enough for officials in Polk County to investigate her for three months, gather information on her through her website, and ultimately get a local judge to rule her work as "obscene" under Florida state law, which ultimately cleared the way for her arrest. A local account of her arrest from the local newspaper The Ledger, can be found here.
Turns out that the sheriff, Graddy Judd, happens to be a full-on fundamentalist Christian with a history of using his office to impose his right-wing morals onto his community.
I guess that he feels that he's protecting his people from being corrupted from the power of Kimberly's exposed nipples, or vagina, or something or another. I wonder if he's this aggressive in hunting down actual criminals who commit real crimes and injure people.
Even worse...how many more Grady Judds out there are empowered by the Religious Right and the Antiporn "Feminist Left" to violate the rights and the lives of other women who make their livelihood making consensual sex vids and running consensual sex websites??
Nice Frankenstein monster you created, Gail Dines and Shelley Lubben. I know you are celebrating this. The rest of us, though, should hang our heads in shame and rage...and then fight like hell..