Major League WTF?: The Porn Film From Senator Orrin Hatch’s Office

Moral Watchdog U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) once had a real porn problem on his hands. While this former Mormon Church Bishop wants to go on record as one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of adult entertainment, it actually turns out that one of his own staffers quit work at his office just so that she could play the lead role in the 1986 pornographic film, BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR: THE SEQUEL, Born as Elisa Florez from Salt Lake City, Utah, Florez used the stage name, Missy Manners, starring as the lead performer to the 1973 smash hit film by the Mitchell Brothers, BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR, which made former Ivory Soap box model Marilyn Chambers into a big name celebrity.

As funny as the connection to very socially conservative Senator Orrin Hatch is, the story grows even funnier as Florez was also the daughter of the Undersecretary Of Education from the first Bush Administration as well.

The movie itself wasn’t really a big hit like the original BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR film because it was made to address the new AIDS crisis and involved the use of condoms, dental dams and exam gloves, leaving the fans of bareback sex in adult films feeling pretty unsatisfied.

No one seems to be quite sure why someone so connected to so many social conservatives would decide to do something as wild and controversial as this movie was, but it was certainly a very surprising career choice move for Elisa Florez to make. And because of very conservative laws and social views in Utah, likely few of Orrin Hatch’s voters ever got to see the senator’s own staffer rolling around in front of an x-rated camera. Utah used to be so conservative that the state once only had just one adult video rental store zoned way out in one remote Utah county, and bus-loads of Mormons would board buses to picket just this one store demanding that it be closed by law enforcement.

From 2001-2003 Utah also had a 41 year old virgin, Paula Houston, who acted as a “Porn Czar” for the state, and was paid part of a $150,000 a year budget, to police primarily just this one single adult video rental business. By 2003, even the dumbest of social conservatives in the state legislature began to see the idiocy of establishing a whole new state commission just to police one small business in the state, and budget cuts eventually closed this waste of taxpayer money.

As silly as it sounds for a legislature to create an entire new state agency just to regulate one single small business in a state, it has been done elsewhere as well. The Oregon Legislature once established the Oregon State Wrestling Commission just to regulate one single small wrestling league created by a local Portland promoter when some former disenchanted figure in the local wrestling community lobbied the legislature to give him a job and create this new state agency after he complained that a few wrestlers were “juicing”. “Juicing” is a practice where some wrestlers hide a sharp object and cut their foreheads during a match to draw blood to make the carefully choreographed match look more violent and authentic. Professional wrestling is unfortunately entirely fake with predetermined winners of each bout. Oregon’s Wrestling Commissioner soon put this only business under his watch out of business for some very minor violations of rules he set, and soon found himself also without a job as you can’t draw a salary regulating businesses that don’t even exist.

Likely, Orrin Hatch hasn’t ever seen his staffer’s work, or if he has, he’s not telling anyone. But, it had to be a classic of political embarrassment at one time.

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