Friday, May 22, 2009

Now that we've done pussy flashing and celebrity blowjob videos, where do we go from here?


The lifeblood of celebrity is getting ink. Not tattoos, but press. If they're not talking about you, you're not a star. Getting ink is a matter of your celebrity wattage x the amazingness of what you have done. So if you're Brad Pitt and you go to the grocery store, that might be a story. If you are an up and coming actress, but not a household name, you have to do something more amazing than the other people at your level.... It's a competiton. This is why today, public display of nudity by an actress or would-be celebrity, and videos of her having sex, are a fairly standard sort of audition for notoriety. 20 years ago, it was taboo, and a possible career ender. Whom can we thank for this change? A lot of peple, but I nominate Bill Clinton and Pamela Anderson for a big loving thank you.

In 1984, you couldn't do this stuff. Vanessa Williams was stripped of her Miss America crown (when that meant something) in 1984 when nude photos of her were published.


But there was a counter trend even then. In the beginning there was Marilyn Monroe, who was in Playboy and later became an Oscar-nominated actress.

Madonna picked up the ball. She was in Playboy and then came out with her book Sex where she was often nude and often, it appeared, having sex. He she is licking a friend's ass:



Both careers thrived. But Pamela Anderson really put it over the top and changed the perception of nudity and blatant sexuality by actresses and models. Not only did she transition succesfully from being a Playboy model to starring in two major TV shows (Baywatch, VIP), but also and more importantly, her sex tapes with Tommy Lee and Bret Michaels were big hits. Far from ending her career, they made her a bigger star. Once that happened, the flood gates were opened. Competiton to be seen as a sexually exciting "naughty girl" in Hollywood ascended to a new level.



Bill Clinton helped, too, by introducing blowjobs and Peter North-style all-over-the-dress cumshots into the hallowed halls of the White House itself. Monica Lewinsky's oval orifice and the stories related to their intimate sessions eroded the distinction between trespectability and porn. The line between the Oval Office where Lincoln sat and, say, Oral Office III starring Jamie Gillis and Ginger Lynn was eroded. This lowered the bar for what behavior could be seen as acceptable in America.

Once your competition has released a sex video (and Pamela's was pretty good), then the gauntlet has been thrown and other actresses have to come up with something equally or even more shocking (unless they want to go the sexless, Academy Award route like Jodie Foster and Merril Streep -- but then you have to be, like, a great actress and stuff...). Paris Hilton, who has to be recognized as an innovator, released not only a great blowjob tape (marred only by the lack fo a convincing cumshot) but also began to spread her legs and flash pussy right out in public, kind of one upping Pamela herself. Pussy flashing became all the rage in the mid-2000's; if you weren't flashing your (shaved) cunt then you were just a boring prude and you wouldn't be getting any press, which is the lifeblood of celebrity. After Paris set the tone, Britney for instance had to climb on board in a desperate effort to seem sexy and get her career back on track (which largely seems to have happened).





BimboWatch's question is, what's next? Now that we've done blowjob videos and pussy flashes and Sasha Grey is starring in a Steven Soderbergh film, what is next? What will an actress have to do in 2011 to get some ink and be discussed as a scandalously sexy girl? I guess we'll have to wait to find out....

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