A few years ago it seemed every female celebrity with any amount of drooling, ogling fans was the rumored subject of a homemade sextape, a pornographic movie shot by the participants who, aside from their noted celebrity, are otherwise everyday folks, not professional adult performers. You and your girlfriend shot some shaky iPhone footage that time on the commuter rail, right? Boom – that’s a sextape (although probably not a very good one). Stick a celebrity in an explicitly sexual situation and you’re looking at guaranteed millions in sales! Just ask Pam Anderson and Tommy Lee (or Brett Michaels) or Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. Their sex tapes launched endless imitators but also landed them (or their jilted ex-lovers) hefty distribution contracts and the resulting profits. Then came Farrah Abraham…
The MTV Teen Mom hired James Deen to join her in shooting an allegedly authentic sextape that was soon revealed to be as orchestrated and emotionless and most celebrity ventures. Cue the backlash. Once one of America’s most ridiculed young women made a blatant attempt to cash in on her “private” sex life, sextapes seemed to become passe almost overnight. Abraham’s second sextape, 2014’s Farrah 2: Backdoor and More, was also beaten out at the recent 32nd AVN Awards by, of all people, the queen of MTV has-beens, Tila Tequila. While it’s clear both women produced their “amateur” sextapes for commercial release, not to privately record intimate moments, Abraham’s continued lies about the production, generally condescending and dismissive attitude towards the adult entertainment community, and the fact that Tequila not only included some backdoor action, but also its stars ejaculatory prowess. Undeniably inching closer and closer to actual pornography in the conventional sense, sextapes seem all but dead as a commercial adult, more so over at Vivid.
Then along came GirlsWay and the so-called Sextape Lesbians with another approach, one we’ll examine in full next week.
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There are certain male celebrities who’ve apparently used their influence and power to corrupt the innocent and prey on defenseless young women. Bill Cosby’s currently in hot water over a handful of nasty accusations. Woody Allen allegedly preyed upon his own almost-daughter. Even Canadian celebs are getting in on the act, as the recent furore over CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi’s aggressive sexual practices proves. The tides, however, have turned. Using social media to launch a public counter-attack after being harassed and harangued by a popular music figure notorious for committing violent acts against women, Kagney Linn Karter has proven the power of the verbally aggressive retort made public.
After allegedly being paid upwards of $2,500 by rapper Chris Brown to escort him on a date, Karter refused to consummate what Brown apparently assumed would be consummated (i.e.: she wouldn’t fuck him), which Brown then allegedly responded to with bullying, predatory online notes and comments. He also is said to have sent Karter a photo of his below-the-belt business, presumably in a vain attempt to entice her to fornicate. Class act that she is, Ms. Karter turned not to the police (who’d likely believe the male) nor to Brown’s legal team, but to her Twitter followers to shame her would-be conqueror. She also posted what she claims was a photo of Brown’s penis, causing her Twitter account to be deactivated faster than pornstar thighs during a syphilis outbreak.
For his part, Brown has, through his representatives, called Karter “mentally unstable” and said her claims are completely fabricated. Brown’s rep also took responsibility for having her Twitter account shuttered “under the claim of harassment and slander.” Still, with choice parting words like these, it seems Kagney Linn Karter is the triumphant one in this little tussle.
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Now that Sony Pictures has cancelled all release plans for the controversial Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy The Interview, prospective fans are wondering if the film will find another life after the nightmare of its proposed theatrical release. North Korean supreme leader, King Jong Un has denied his government had connection to an invasive hack that brought Sony Pictures to its digital knees, a connection strongly suggested by media pundits. Americans are rightfully concerned that Sony’s bowing to the wishes of a cyber-terrorist group, no matter how dubious their origins, sets a precedent for erasing our hard-won freedom to laugh at whatever the fuck we want. And that, dear reader, is something Larry Flynt of Hustler Magazine holds very, very dear.
Telling the Hollywood Reporter that he’d “spent a lifetime fighting for the First Amendment,” and declaring that “no foreign dictator is going to take away [his] right to free speech,” Flynt announced This Ain’t The Interview XXX, his company’s parody version of the doomed political comedy. “If Kim Jong Un and his henchmen were upset before, wait till they see the movie we’re going to make.”
And, whaddya know, it appears President Obama might be right on Flynt’s side this time: “We cannot have a society in which some dictators someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States because if somebody is able to intimidate us out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they start doing once they see a documentary that they don’t like or news reports that they don’t like. That’s not who we are. That’s not what America is about.”
No, he’s right. America’s about tits. Lots and lots of tits. (And maybe some heavy duty ass, too!)