Saturday, November 14, 2009

Am I The Only One Left Without A Sex Tape?



I have to ask this question because it seems that more and more, tapes surface with celebrities in …eh hem…compromising positions. Years ago it was Pamela and Tommy Lee. Next came Paris Hilton, followed by Ray J and the Kardashian girl. Dustin Diamond (Screech) pimped himself out for several months after filming himself in a tryst. There was even a tape of Tonya Harding circulating the internet, and “Hoops” from The Flava of Love show made her homemade porn debut this year as well. What the heck is up with all the camcorder porn?!? I mean even some of the Disney starlets have suggestive photos out there!!!!

Well just when I thought that the worst was behind us….they announced that Sara Palin’s would-be son-in-law, Levi Johnston, will be baring his Alaskan jewels in Playgirl. (By the way…do women really read Playgirl? But, I digress…) Yet...you know something, Levi never made himself out to be anything other than what he is… a simple-minded, “redneck who likes to snowboard and ride dirt bikes.” (his words) Besides, I’ve learned to expect the unpredictable when it comes to the Palin bunch.

The week’s shocker for me was the introduction of the Carrie Prejean sex tape! You remember her…the former Miss California and Miss America contestant. She was placed on the radar after a judge at the Miss America pageant asked her to share thoughts about legalizing gay marriage. Her response created a media frenzy because she said that she believes that a marriage should be “between a man and a woman.” You could hear gasps and hisses coming from the auditorium. In the days following the pageant, Carrie emerged as a conservative Christian with firm views on morality. Now, I can’t be mad at Carrie for offering her opinion even though it does not mirror mine. And I am not hating on her for the topless photos or the video that she reportedly taped for a boyfriend when only 17-years-old. But, I do have a BIG problem with her apparent hypocrisy! It’s normal to make errors or have a lapse in judgment especially when you’re young. After all, we are all human. But when you present a façade of perfection, you almost always fall from grace.

So I guess the moral of the story is unless you are a squeeky clean Mother Teresa clone... keep the camcorder on Stand-by mode at all times. But if you feel tempted to press record, know that someday your co-worker might be able to order a copy of your Oscar winning performance for about $19.99 plus shipping and handling.

Just Saying...:),

4 comments:

  1. Hi G,
    Yes, some of celebrities (w/ sex tapes and nude pics) want you to have empathy for them because they claim either the tape/pics were stolen or put out there by an angry ex who wants to make some quick, easy money$. But it's hard to feel sorry for them, since most end up making a deal to profit off of them. However, I do believe a few make bad choices in their careers - Remember Vanessa Williams' nude Penthouse shoot? You would think that Miss America contestants would learn from that.

    And wasn't Carrie the woman on Larry King's show telling Larry that he made "inappropriate comments"? Even Donald Trump made jokes about that show.

    Regarding Playgirl...I have to agree - I've never met a woman who purchased that magazine. And Levi justs want to "be seen" and make some money. He's enjoying his little 15 minutes of fame.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!
    Rhonda

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  2. Gaetane - loved your post.
    Here's the crazy thing - America loves these videos. Kim Kardashian wouldn't be famous without hers. People were going nuts trying to get their hands on Super Head and Mr. Marcus. (ok - they do this for a living - so that's a stretch) Paris Hilton would have a few millions less in her pocket without her little film. Pamela Anderson on that boat - guys loved it R Kelley - his famous tape with a minor sure didn't stop his "Number One" sales. So - yeah - I too, feel like I'm the only one without one like you. But there is a very supporting society that creates the desire for the risk taking and we'll see more unfortunately.
    Nadine Watson

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  3. Better a sex tape than to end up in drug rehab, right? Or maybe not.

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  4. Rhonda-I have to agree with you about the fact that many just make BAD choices. Perhaps it is their youth or inexperience...it seems like Vanessa would fall in that category. Thankfully she was able to turn it around by drawing attention away from her indiscretion. I think Carrie could do the same as well if only she stopped being hyper-defensive:)

    Nadine- Ooohhh...you are so right about the fact that we feed into the voyeurism. The video production companies pay them millions because they know the everyday Joes will spend tens of millions to see Pamela and Tommy or Kim and Ray J!!!!

    Drew-LOL. I don't know...either scenario is problematic:)

    Gaetane

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