"I wanted to spread my legs and cause controversy": The long, sordid history of porn in holy places

After a woman was arrested for filming a porn in a church, we take a look at infamous sites of X-rated shoots

Published August 26, 2014 11:00PM (EDT)

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As a sex reporter, you begin to notice weird iterations of the same news story. One of those is the scandalized revelation of a porn shoot that happens sneakily or brazenly in a public place, even a historical landmark. Most recently this happened at a Catholic church in Hoersching, Austria. A young woman was arrested for filming at least two naughty videos in the church. As Gawker reported, "A churchgoer who saw the video recognized the interior of the building, then notified a priest, and after a clip was played on local news, a second viewer — apparently a big fan — identified [the actress'] boobs and notified the authorities." Luckily, the local diocese determined that the church does not need to be reconsecrated. You can't make this stuff up.

Anyway, over the years, I've collected a mental tally of these stories, and it's about time I narrowed that list down to the very best and most outrageous -- all for your enlightenment. Surely, there must be some deep, great truth about the human condition to be gleaned from all this -- something like, "If it exists, we will have sex on it."

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