Public Porno Ruffles Miami Beach Officials' Feathers

XXX flick filmed on Monument Island in broad daylight

By Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, Feb 11, 2011  |  Updated 9:45 AM EDT
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Public Porno Ruffles Miami Beach Officials' Feathers

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Miami Beach isn't exactly known for its modesty, but some local officials aren't too pleased after a pornographic film crew used picturesque Monument Island for a raunchy sex romp recently.

The problem stems after Island Adventure, a 50-minute opus starring performers "Brooklyn" and "JMac," was posted on Feb. 5 to porn site RealityKings.com by "Captain Stabbin'," according to the Miami Herald.

Miami Beach officials want to know why the XXX flick was filmed in the historic city park during daylight hours and while it was open to the public.

“This is not an uninhabited island miles off the coast," Assistant City Manager Hilda Fernandez told the Herald. "It’s in the middle of a very busy bay. You can’t go filming pornos in public parks."

Fernandez said the city's legal staff was given the tough task of reviewing the film to see how they want to proceed.

The attorney who represents Reality Kings, Lawrence Walters, said his clients broke no rules, since public exposure laws only apply if someone witnesses the act. He said the cast and crew were the only ones around for the Island Adventure filming.

“The last thing they want to do is create problems," Walters said. “It was apparently produced on a deserted island with no people around to witness the filming."

Miami Beach's film and event production manager said he's pretty sure a permit for Island Adventure wouldn't have been granted.

"I can say without even looking in my files that we did not permit that,” said Winick, who added that it wouldn't be the first time a porno was filmed in Miami without a permit. “We occasionally get calls, but it’s rare they actually fulfill permits."

Monument Island sits between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways and is home to a 110-foot obelisk monument to Florida pioneer Henry Flagler.

Local historians say regardless of the legality, filming a porno on the island is a no-no given the spot's historical importance.

"They should not be desecrating that island," said historian Seth Bramson, who insisted he's not a prude. "It’s hallowed ground."

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