For those of us that do not want to see our celebrities naked, sex tapes are just another uncomfortable moment that comes in the careers of some Hollywood stars. Though sex tapes were once a taboo that was kept under lock and key, they have now become second nature and it seems as though one comes out every other week. The topic of celebrity sex tapes almost always begs the question, how much privacy do these stars really think they have? Aside from the occasional nudity associated with some artistic endeavor, most celebrities manage to keep their clothes on through the extent of their career. Others join the ranks of the amateur porn star.
There are dozens of sex tapes that the world knows of and that millions have seen and money have been made from. Some of the more notable sex tapes that have surfaced over the years are those of Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian, Pamela Anderson, Colin Ferrell, Danielle Staub of “Housewives” fame, Fred Durst, Carrie Prejean and others. For some, the tapes have catapulted them to levels of stardom that they could never have plausibly attained based on their talent alone. For starlets like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton their tapes took them from little know socialites to full blown stars in a short matter of months.
For others the tapes have been nothing but trouble and some stars like Colin Farrell have stopped the tapes before they were even distributed. For still others like Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst, their tapes did little but pique the interest of a few people. While sex tapes help to elevate some, there are also times when they do little to help the images or stardom of those involved and does more harm than good like that case ofCarrie Prejean, the beauty queen who had her reputation tarnished and her title revoked amid sex tape controversy in 2009.
Though sex tapes are a quick way to get your name noticed in Hollywood they are hardly a way to get your talent noticed. Tapes of this caliber do little but put your name in the hands of the tabloids. Success like that of Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton is rare and more often than not sex tapes are made and forgotten along with those that star in them. Celebrity sex tapes often do little to help the climb up the latter of success but they certainly do give you a start, even if it is a bit shaky.
15 Celebrity Sex Tapes
Carrie Prejean Sex Tape: Yours for a Bargain-Bin Price?, Josh Grossberg, Whitney English and Kara Keough, www.eonline.com