If you think you know all there is to know about the famous and their sex tapes, there's more to know and we've got the facts to show.
Sex tapes are the new gateway to fame and if you don't believe us, sit back, grab a bottle of beverage and let us demonstrate.
There was a time when sex tapes or nude photos and the like ruined prominent and promising careers. For those of you who may be too young or just naive to believe us, take a look back. You see, there was once a famous sports reporter named Jayne Kennedy who cameras just loved. Well, men loved her and she was famous for her looks (Miss Ohio 1970). She was welcomed in the sports arena, much like Erin Andrews (yes, she had a nude scandal too) nowadays, but that all ended with a sex tape. This tape was made with her husband at the time; however, it basically destroyed her sports journalism career. Now, if you've ever heard of a little actor named Rob Lowe (yeah, we know he was huge back in the day) who is very talented and had lots of adoring fans, well, he got blindsided when a threesome with him and two ladies made its way in front of the eyes of those who pry. It didn't ruin his career, but it sure did put a dent in it. He caught plenty of flack and failure from it and never really did recover from it. Oh, yeah, you just might know a one Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She was the first lady and wife of former President John F. Kennedy. Apparently, after the death of JFK and during the course of her second marriage, she was photographed by a paparazzo in the buff on a private island. Yes, she was prancing around nude, naked and showing off all her shake and bake. Well, in part because of who she was or who she had been, the scandal brewed, but then died down.
In past times, sex tapes and naked pics really, really, really used to cause a stir and lots of problems for the star of that media. It could truly ruin your career or your reputation. With the advent and popularity of use of the internet, things have changed...completely. See celebrity was once a coveted thing that was hard to attain, but now almost all can at least attempt to achieve fame in some of fashion. Think YouTube, reality tv, TMZ and much more. In saying these things, enter Paris Hilton. Paris Hilton directly changed the fame game with her sex tape. It catapulted her to reality tv fame and more riches. But wait! The cou de gras was THE Kim Kardashian. Yes, yes yes. The Kardashian Klan has parleyed Kim's sexual frolicking with Ray J to another level. Kim's conquests in Hollywood surpassed Pamela Anderson (now dating Paris Hilton's ex sex tape partner) who was really the first to make this um, pathway to celebrity, acceptable. Yes, she and Tommy Lee cashed in many dollars due to their homemade private procreation moments. We might have one more for you: Kendra Wilkinson. Miss Kendra had several upon several sex tapes which she, in the end, marketed herself utilizing her own production company. Keep in mind that all these ladies and gentlemen used the excuse that their privacy was invaded, they were robbed, their things were stolen, they feel so violated and all that super jazz. The truth is most of these tapes, releases and leaks were perpetrated and planned by the stars themselves. That's right, all the world's a stage and they have been running their own show on YOU! Ok, maybe this isn't news to many of you, but don't believe the sex tape hype, people. It's more like "what are we going to do to launch our fledgling careers or hold onto our spots on the fame totem pole today?!!!"
Sex Tapes are strange entities all their own. They peak the interest of the masses and make people side eye even their most beloved celebrities. The truth is the tapes, pics and acts are often deliberate steps to find the right set of wheels, climb into the passenger seat and travel full speed ahead down the road to fame.