We've all seen the commercials but it seems like Girls Gone Wild is about to get a little tamer. Sort of.

In a story from Variety, a new law passed by congress that producers have to make sure people in those videos are at least 18 or older has brought a guilty plea against Mantra Films, the creators of the Girls Gone Wild franchise.

The company "entered a plea agreement in U.S. district court in Panama City, Fla., and company founder Joseph Francis has agreed to plead guilty 'to offenses to be filed later in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles,' the Justice Dept. announced Tuesday."

Based on the court findings it seems that Mantra ""failed to create and maintain age and identity documents for performers in sexually explicit films that it produced and distributed, and it failed to label its DVDs and videotapes as required by federal law."

The court papers went on to say that Joseph Francis "was personally involved in persuading performers to engage in sexually explicit conduct." Due to the lack of due diligence on the part of Mantra films "footage of minors in sexually explicit scenes were included in DVDs and videos sold, Bloomberg News reported."

The cost to Francis and Mantra Films for these failures is $2.1 million.

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Evan Jacobs