March 03, 2011 07:53am
Why on Celebrities Sex Tapes
Source: Vivid Entertainment
by: Company Press Release
(LOS ANGELES, CA) -- Jackie Martin, an insider with Vivid Entertainment, the world's leading adult studio, wrote today in new blog launched by HollywoodLife.com that fan voyeurism helps celebrities skate free even after their private sex tapes get a public airing.
In her first blog for the popular celebrity news and gossip site Martin says, "Celebrity sex tapes are the ultimate voyeuristic high. They let us watch people we know and care about— in the most intimate of situations. Who can really look away? Celebrities having wild and enthusiastic sex has helped make 'public' sex more acceptable for the rest of us — at least to watch. And the more celebrities do it, the fewer consequences they face in their own lives."
The Vivid insider notes that "It certainly didn't hurt her career" after Pam Anderson starred in "Pam and Tommy Lee Hardcore and Uncensored," an early celebrity sex tape released in 1998, the career of Kim Kardashian was "just fine" after she romped with Ray J in "Kim K Superstar," as it was for Kendra Wilkinson following "Kendra Exposed." and presumably will be for Tila Tequila, star of the just-released lesbian frolic, "Tila Tequila Uncorked."
"Here's the thrill," Martin writes, "with these sneak peeks, we can decide: Do they do it better? What positions do they prefer? Do they look as good naked as they do on the red carper? Then, there's this -- the candid-camera nature of these tapes almost always enables the celebrities to shrug off what at one time might have been an embarrassing revelation. Most of the time, it was never their intention to leak their tapes. But once they are out, there isn't much they can do about them. The public gets its own celebrity fix — and even becomes a bit more sympathetic to the celebrity caught as an accidental bedroom star."
The public doesn't get to view every celebrity sex tape, says Martin, quoting her boss, Vivid founder and co-chairman Steven Hirsch: "We're careful about which celebrity sex tapes we choose to distribute. These movies have appeal across several demographics and with both men and women, so we want to choose personalities that have a substantial fan base."
Founded in 1984, Vivid has always placed heavy emphasis on high quality erotic film entertainment and has created wide brand-name awareness through its films, innovative marketing and a licensing program that extends to advertising, apparel, book publishing, and a range of other products. TV audiences have gotten to know the company's management and talent through two recent seven-part series on Showtime, "Debbie does Dallas…Again" and "Deeper Throat." In addition to its Vivid-Celeb imprint famous for celebrity sex tapes, the company is known for its new Vivid SuperXXXHeroes imprint. The Vivid website, www.vivid.com has a loyal following of fans of Vivid movies from the industry's largest archive.