It was a serene summer night in the Hollywood Hills. As neighbors lounged around their pools and sipped mai tais, the peaceful ambience was shattered by unrelenting screams, moans and howls. Fearing the worst, some of the locals wondered if all the commotion was some kind of replay — three decades later — of the Charles Manson massacre.

Well, it was a replay of sorts, but of the Hollywood, not homicidal, variety. Turns out that a group of pornographic filmmakers had rented one of the hillside mansions and, with the owners away, threw themselves an XXX-rated barbecue — with the cameras rolling, of course. The vice squad cited the bare-skinned auteurs for, among other things, filming all those frolickers without a permit.

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