This story jumped up and smacked me in the face this morning. Then assaulted me on Twitter.
TMZ has learned Montana Fishburne is starring in a porno flick for Vivid Entertainment -- explaining, "I've watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape."
Unlike the celeb she admires -- Montana is not arguing that her tape was stolen or obtained illegally.
That just hurt so, so bad.
I don't know if Larry Fishburne's 19-year-old daughter Montana knows this, but per the rules of the patriarchy, a woman's sex tape is ONLY interesting if she, herself, does not want to see it released. You see? That way it still contains a patina of hypocritical, double-standard based modesty. Even though Paris Hilton proved that amateur porn could make a starlet (kind of), during that whole debacle she acted mortified and sued people and threw up her little hands and whined, whined, whined about her "privacy." Same for Kim Kardashian. Same for that former blonde playmate with the supermarket tabloid deal who has the reality show who's married to the black guy. See? They understood the rules. Make money. Get the fame. But still try to stay within the nonsensical rules of female sexuality in a patriarchy -- which is "chicks aren't supposed to want the sex or pimp the sex in their favor." You're supposed to be SHOCKED and SADDENED and CRY to Oprah. This is a sex tape release disaster.
That said ... OMG! People are ADMITTING to releasing sex tapes on purpose to jump start their careers now? That's a thing? This is it. This chick just killed celebutante sex tapes!
I appreciate her honesty. If you're going to release your own hardcore sextape and profit from it, but refuse to play the whole "I'm a demure little woman ashamed of my sexuality" game, kudos to Montana. But REALLY? This was the ONLY WAY she could make it in the industry? The ONLY WAY when her father is Laurence Fishburne and she has a name to trade off of? There are other things of value about a woman besides what's between her legs. Like, for instance, if you have a brain, that's always a good start. And if you have talent, that's even better. But even if you don't have brains or talent there are always reality TV shows and BET. Were neither of those things available to you, Montana? I'm sure BET would have LOVED building a tacky Hollywood-based, bootleg version of "The Hills" based on your life just on your family name alone. I don't understand why you thought "porn tape" was the only route to fame-whore-dom.
Also, Kim Kardashian is, quite frankly, a special and extreme case. That was like lightening in a Ray J. themed porn bottle: the perfect storm of trashy, quasi famous porn tapes. It also didn't hurt that she dated NFL star Reggie Bush for a lengthy time. I don't see that kind of porn based "magic" happening ever again. So ... I hope you make a lot of money off this and save it, then go to beauty school or open a chain of fried fish houses or create a really tacky clothing line. Cause this is not going the end the way you think it will.