- Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:01
IF things keep going the way they’re going, in 10 years it may be possible to go online and pull up a sex tape of anyone in the Western world.
We’re already nearly there when it comes to celebrities — and not just Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, who are only pretending they made a naughty video in Friday’s “Sex Tape.”
More celebs can be seen having real sex on-camera than have had actual sex with Lindsay Lohan. Even Dustin “Screech” Diamond got in on the act in 2006. Remember the good old days when a celebrity sex tape was something to be surreptitiously viewed on Holiday Inn pay-per-view while at a regional sales convention?
Rob Lowe’s tape, showing him in an Atlanta room with two girls — one underage — leaked in 1988 and forever branded him a bad boy. Pam Anderson’s naughty vacation movie with then-husband Tommy Lee blew up in 1997 and became one of the first viral sex videos. Paris Hilton’s uninspired 2003 nightvision fling with boyfriend Rick Solomon turned the idiot socialite into a star.
And then there was the biggest rainmaker of them all, Kim Kardashian’s 2007 tape with singer Ray J. Kim’s mom, Kris Jenner, reportedly negotiated the sale of her daughter’s sex tape, bringing in some $10 million to $15 million.
If there’s an ickier sentence in the paper today, we’d be pretty surprised.
Soon, however, the currency of a sex tape was devalued. The market was saturated, and getting naked on-screen was no longer the quick route to fame.
Reality “star” Farrah Abraham shot her own explicit movie in 2013 with porn star James Deen, then claimed the footage had been leaked against her will, despite the fact that she received a paycheck from a porn company to make it.
Nice try, Farrah. We still don’t care.
Wrestler Hulk Hogan had one of the stranger tapes. In the 2012 release, the Hulkster gets it on with his friend’s wife. Just before the liaison, a man leaves the room and says, “You guys do your thing. I’ll be in the office.” Say what now?
As with most things in show biz, the young bucks don’t hold a candle to the old-time greats. Even with sex tapes.
Legend has it that Marilyn Monroe made a stag film in her early 20s, and only a few of the 16mm prints are known to exist. They reside in the hands of moneyed private collectors.
Same goes for a purported film of Johnny Carson. The explicit movie, from the 1970s, went on sale in March to private bidders. Guesses are it sold for more than the one starring Verne “Mini-Me” Troyer.
- New York Post