Friday, March 21, 2008

The Dirt: A Woman In Hollywood

A sex tape of *gasp* Lindsay Lohan! Pu-lease...I'm surprised it took this long for a sex tape of Miss Lohan to surface. I am not implying that Lindsay is in the habit of making sex tapes or that she is even the woman on Calum Best's camera phone. What I am saying is that in a celebrity obsessed society where everyone is bent on getting their fifteen minutes, a filmed peccadillo can bring a lot of notoriety. Take for example the rise of Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton both of which were arguably helped in their rise to fame and reality tv by their sexual escapades on tape.

Now I am all for female sexual empowerment. If a woman wants to tape herself having sex, more power to her. If a woman wants her boyfriend tape her having sex, go for it. But participate in the filmaking and picture taking AT YOUR OWN RISK. Boyfriends who want to tape you performing the most private of acts should carry a warning label that reads BAD GUY. See: Rick Solomon, Tommy Lee, Eric Stapelman Understand that the pictures won't stay private. That's right...let me repeat it...the nudie pics WON'T STAY PRIVATE. They may be used in fact to finance the BAD GUY's new home as in the case of Rick Solomon or update a waning career as in the case of Tommy Lee.

What horrifies me more than the pics themselves is the naivete and gullibility of the women in the photos and tapes. Kristin Davis, Audrina Patridge, and Vanessa Hudgens all learned this lesson the hard way. Nudity and sex tapes are like air bubbles in water they always rise to the surface.

In Secrets of The Hollywood Girls Club, actress Cici Solange is faced with the possibility of a sex tape going public. And like most the women in this article, she made the tapes with and for her boyfriend and then husband, Damien Bruckner. But, just as in real life, people fall out of love. Tapes and pictures get used to make money, as leverage, or simply for revenge. Are the sex tape antics in Secrets of The Hollywood Girls Club inspired by actual events? Of course. Everything I write about in the Hollywood Girls Club Series is inspired by actual events. People I know? Uhm...yeah. But as always, the names are changed to protect the innocent...or not so innocent. I mean, this is Hollywood.


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