It’s NOT porn: Iberville Parish Council says adult video store sign is prop for movie

It’s NOT porn: Iberville Parish Council says adult video store sign is prop for movie
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PLAQUEMINE, La. (WAFB) - The Iberville Parish Council is assuring residents an adult video store is not coming to the town after a sign advertising one popped up in town.

As soon as they got it up, the big sign along Highway 77 in Plaquemine had to be covered. Without warning, the Lions Club appeared to be taken over and what was being advertised in its place was enough to possibly make the past presidents hanging on the organization’s walls blush.

“Like they’re turning into an adult video store,” said Sheriff Brett Stassi.

According to the temporary sign, adult videos, books, and God knows what else are on sale there 24 hours per day. It caught many drivers off guard Tuesday morning and Stassi says it did not take long before the calls started rolling in.

“There were calls coming in all day and I don’t know how fast they planned on wrapping up the sign, but now they have it wrapped up and we’re still getting calls,” he added.

They may have wrapped it up, but the seductive signs also sent a shiver up the spines of many on social media after the Iberville Parish Council finally had to throw up a post explaining this was not a sign of things to come. They explain all of it is actually for a much less risqué purpose.

“This is just going to be for a movie,” said Stassi. “It’s going to be up for a week or so and they’re in town filming.”

“It’s just a prop for a movie. That’s it,” said Councilman Terry Bradford.

With several folks online having mixed feelings over the possibilities, some were genuinely concerned at the thought of triple X content creeping into the parish. For the most part, many folks, including the councilman who represents the area, took it as a joke.

“I passed and saw it too because I live right in that area and I’m a member of the Lions Club, so I just got a kick out of it,” said Bradford.

The council says the Lions Club building on Highway 77 has been rented to Celtic Studios for the filming of a movie. The “adult video" sign on top of the building is a movie prop and is not permanent, the council says. Celtic Studios is still mostly keeping quiet about what exactly they’re filming, but one scene of the project finds one of its characters showing up to the adult store after a crash, all while a fight plays out at some point in the back of the property.

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“I mean, we don’t have a whole lot happening here in Plaquemine, so that was interesting,” said Bradford.

While it seems like a lot of action for this small town, Stassi says residents can rest assured in the fact that porn is not coming to his parish.

WAFB’s Scottie Hunter asked the sheriff if there were any plans for adult films to come to the parish.

“At least not right now and umm, hopefully never,” Stassi answered.

The Iberville Parish Council has not issued any permits for an adult video store, and the sign is just a prop for the movie. The sign is causing quite a stir among residents though, and many of them have commented on the council’s Facebook post about the sign.

The Lions Club building on HWY 77 has been rented to Celtic Studios for filming of an upcoming movie. The “Adult Video”...

Posted by Iberville Parish Council on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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