5 TV stars who made sex tapes: 'Kim Kardashian, Superstar' to '1 Night in Paris' and the wild stories behind them
Here is a non-judgemental list of five reality tv stars whose intentional/unintentional release of sex tapes might/might not have to do anything with their fame
Rarely does anyone pull a Ross from ‘Friends’ — have a camera rolling and then happen to have sex perfectly aligned to it. Most of the time, the process of making a sex tape is well thought out and could be even fun. There is nothing wrong with wanting to document a fun time between two consensual partners. Maybe they want to watch themselves later, maybe the knowledge of having a camera rolling makes the act even hotter! Whatever the reason, we are not judging.
In fact, we are just like Pam Beasley, the receptionist from ‘The Office’, getting viruses on our systems because curiosity got the best of us. Having said that, here is a non-judgemental list of five reality tv stars whose intentional/unintentional release of sex tapes might/might not have to do anything with their fame.
We had to have the most successful reality star on our list, Kim Kardashian, and her infamous romp with rapper Ray J. In 2007, the 39-minute tape made its way to the internet. The Kardashian family, still relatively unknown at the time, was launched into stardom after the sex tape. Sources later claimed the sex tape was the brainchild of Kardashian's mommy dearest, Kris Jenner. Don’t we all sometimes feel like Max from ‘2 Broke Girls’ wondering if Kris would adopt us?
The video, known as ‘Kim Kardashian, Superstar’, was released by porn company Vivid Entertainment in 2007, and while Kim initially sued to stop the release, she settled for a rumored $5M. The film is reported to have made $100M since debuting.
Next in line, we have Kim K’s former boss Paris Hilton. Arguably, the most popular celebrity sex tape ever, Paris was just 19 years old when her then boyfriend, Rick Salomon, who was 33 at the time, filmed their sexual encounter. In the tape known as ‘1 Night in Paris’, Hilton and Salomon are featured getting frisky in the glowing green of their camera's night-vision mode.
He released the video in 2003 just weeks before Hilton’s show 'The Simple Life' was set to air on television. Hilton claimed that she never approved of the release of the tape and that she was delirious while filming it. This led to Salomon suing Hilton for defamation. Hilton then countersued Salomon and they settled out of court.
One of the most dramatic sex tape scandals was when ‘Baywatch’ star Pamela Anderson and then-husband and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee made a sex tape. Their 1998 honeymoon ended up finding its way online after being stolen from their home by an electrician. Pamela sued the distribution company but ended up settling, and the tape continued to be available online as a result.
She's joked about the incident since, once saying during a stand-up set, "Did you see that Hulk Hogan got $115 million for his sex tape? That pissed me off! All I got were some stupid Mötley Crüe tickets." Apparently, the tape made $77M in less than 12 months — in legitimate sales alone.
‘Teen Mom’ star Farrah Abraham's sex tape with porn actor James Deen was released in 2013. At the time, she claimed it was simply a celebration of her body. “Now that you’re 21, you’ve pretty much been crying every night because you are single and alone. So, you make your own video, celebrate your awesome body (and) get your own sexy shots. So, the person you did this with has the urge to yell it out, when he should be professional and is not. But you have companies that are interested, so why not sell it? And that’s what I did," she said in a video statement on her Keek account, explaining the deal she inked with Vivid Entertainment after the video hit the web.
In early 2014, she recanted, telling In Touch Weekly that the raunchy tape — titled ‘Backdoor Teen Mom’ — had ruined her life. In February 2014, Vivid Entertainment announced its plan to release a sequel called 'Farrah 2: Backdoor and More’.
In 2014, we all found out that ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ star Mimi Faust recorded a hardcore gambol with her on-again, off-again on-screen boyfriend, Nikko Smith. What makes this tape unique though is that Faust and Smith, like Farrah Abraham, actually gave Vivid Entertainment their blessing to take the tape public. It was titled ‘Scandal in Atlanta’.
It quickly became one of the most popular sex tapes released by the pornography company. It was also nominated for an AVN award for best celebrity sex tape in 2015, but they lost to social media star Tila Tequila.
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