Tami Erin and the Hustler Gambit (Content Warning)

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Tami Erin and the Hustler Gambit (Content Warning)

The “sex-​tape” is not a polit­i­cal state­ment. It is a social state­ment of how Amer­i­cans are more likely to click on a link labeled “sex-​tape” than they are legit­i­mate news.

Alyssa Milano 2013

When last we left Tami Erin best known for play­ing Pippi Long­stock­ing 25+ years ago she had gone from com­plain­ing about her boyfriend leak­ing a “sex tape” to decid­ing to mar­ket that same sex tape on her own.

She had also gone from about 1000 fol­low­ers to over 3000 fol­low­ers on twitter.

Well yes­ter­day word came of the launch of her sex tape was released by Hus­tler Mag. TMZ reports she has decided to ahem “embrace” the entire sex indus­try meme:

If she was shy before, she sure as hell ain’t now — Tami Erin (who starred in the 1988 Pippi Long­stock­ing movie) has gone full-​on Vegas strip­per after her sex tape hit the mar­ket … and she’s even mak­ing out with one of Tiger Woods’ ex-​mistresses.

The pics were snapped at a Hal­loween party she hosted over the week­end at Larry Flynt’s Hus­tler Club — sur­prise — and the ex-​mistress on the receiv­ing end of her smooches is porn star Joslyn James … aka Tiger mis­tress #11.

Her Twit­ter stream has an inter­est­ing set of pic­tures as well

And she’s gone from Long­stock­ings to er…different stockings

Thanks to these deci­sions she now has nearly 6000 twit­ter fol­low­ers and grow­ing as she gains a clien­tele whose um …curios­ity has been ahem aroused.

This tweet is typ­i­cal and not sur­pris­ing. As my friend Robert Stacy McCain likes to say, it is a neu­tral objec­tive fact that Ms Erin is an attrac­tive women and it is also a neu­tral objec­tive fact that there is a mar­ket for images of attrac­tive women, par­tic­u­larly women who have appeared in main­stream, in var­i­ous states of undress. Given pho­tos like this…

Erin woods

…aug­mented by a set of images of vary­ing work safety there will clearly be a mar­ket for her to exploit that will make her more pop­u­lar and visible.

Thanks to the new found male inter­est in the for­mer child star her web site rank­ing has jacked up by 700,000 spots in Alexa Rank over the last few months and will likely break the top 2,000,000 rank before the year is out. I sus­pect her twit­ter fol­low­ing will rise as well eas­ily reach­ing 10,000 by years end.

Pre­sum­ing her goal is atten­tion and the mar­ket­ing of her­self as an erotic dancer/​adult star her deci­sions would seem log­i­cal and I would not pre­sume to tell the 39 year old Ms. Erin what she can or can’t do with her life, but I would like to make her aware of a sim­ple fact of life.

A few weeks ago I wrote the fol­low­ing con­cern­ing Mika Brzezin­ski announc­ing on air that she put on 15 pounds and feels bet­ter phys­i­cally & men­tally for it.

In a place where Erotic cap­i­tal is a pre­mium a woman’s weight can be crit­i­cal, par­tic­u­larly when there are lit­er­ally hun­dreds of women 15 to 20 years her junior who would likely not hes­i­tate to make an even more provoca­tive pose for a chance to take that seat next to Joe Scar­bor­ough every morn­ing and saw those 15 pounds as an opening.

Mika Brzezin­ski is seven years older that Ms. Erin. As hand­some a woman as she is there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that as she con­tin­ues to age there will be pres­sure to aug­ment or replace her with a younger woman to attract more eye­balls to the show.

Mika has sev­eral tools to counter to this:

1. An exist­ing fol­low­ing
2. Her expe­ri­ence in the news busi­ness
3. Friends and con­nec­tions
4. The abil­ity to intel­li­gently artic­u­late issues and posi­tions (many of which I dis­agree with)
5. Her obvi­ous chem­istry with Joe Scarborough.

No mat­ter how attrac­tive a younger woman may be it takes years to develop those kinds of traits. They should be enough for Mika to make up for two decades or more of age for quite a while.

How­ever those advan­tages belong­ing to Ms Brzezin­ski won’t do on Ms. Erin’s cho­sen path. Expe­ri­ence, intel­li­gence and chem­istry have lit­tle or no value. Her only card against other younger women is a 25 year old children’s movie remem­bered by fewer and fewer peo­ple as time goes by.

There are already plenty of younger more volup­tuous women ready and will­ing to carry them­selves more provoca­tively than Ms. Erin. It won’t take long for the nov­elty to fade and then the stray les­bian kiss, top­less shot or swing around a pole will not be enough to retain the inter­est and pro­cure the monies of the MichaelDick73’s JDogg77’s and Machette42’s of the world.

That’s the point when she is going to have to go a bit far­ther and then a bit far­ther again until a search for Tami Erin will turn up results on a niche cat­e­gory of older woman doing X, Y and Z on porn sites around the world.

Ms Erin I’d think long and hard before you choose that path.

The “sex-tape” is not a political statement. It is a social statement of how Americans are more likely to click on a link labeled “sex-tape” than they are legitimate news.

Alyssa Milano 2013

When last we left Tami Erin best known for playing Pippi Longstocking 25+ years ago she had gone from complaining about her boyfriend leaking a “sex tape” to deciding to market that same sex tape on her own.

She had also gone from about 1000 followers to over 3000 followers on twitter.

Well yesterday word came of the launch of her sex tape was released by Hustler Mag.  TMZ reports she has decided to ahem “embrace” the entire sex industry meme:

If she was shy before, she sure as hell ain’t now — Tami Erin (who starred in the 1988 Pippi Longstocking movie) has gone full-on Vegas stripper after her sex tape hit the market … and she’s even making out with one of Tiger Woods’ ex-mistresses.

The pics were snapped at a Halloween party she hosted over the weekend at Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club — surprise — and the ex-mistress on the receiving end of her smooches is porn star Joslyn James … aka Tiger mistress #11.

Her Twitter stream has an interesting set of pictures as well

And she’s gone from Longstockings to er…different stockings

Thanks to these decisions she now has nearly 6000 twitter followers and growing as she gains a clientele whose um …curiosity has been ahem aroused.

 

This tweet is typical and not surprising.  As my friend Robert Stacy McCain likes to say, it is a neutral objective fact that Ms Erin is an attractive women and it is also a neutral objective fact that there is a market for images of attractive women, particularly women who have appeared in mainstream, in various states of undress. Given photos like this…

Erin woods

…augmented by a set of images of varying work safety there will clearly be a market for her to exploit that will make her more popular and visible.

Thanks to the new found male interest in the former child star her web site ranking has jacked up by 700,000 spots in Alexa Rank over the last few months and will likely break the top 2,000,000 rank before the year is out. I suspect her twitter following will rise as well easily reaching 10,000 by years end.

Presuming her goal is attention and the marketing of herself as an erotic dancer/adult star her decisions would seem logical and I would not presume to tell the 39 year old Ms. Erin what she can or can’t do with her life, but I would like to make her aware of a simple fact of life.

A few weeks ago I wrote the following concerning Mika Brzezinski announcing on air that she put on 15 pounds and feels better physically & mentally for it.

In a place where Erotic capital is a premium a woman’s weight can be critical, particularly when there are literally hundreds of women 15 to 20 years her junior who would likely not hesitate to make an even more provocative pose for a chance to take that seat next to Joe Scarborough every morning and saw those 15 pounds as an opening.

Mika Brzezinski is seven years older that Ms. Erin. As handsome a woman as she is there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that as she continues to age there will be pressure to augment or replace her with a younger woman to attract more eyeballs to the show.

Mika has several tools to counter to this:

1. An existing following
2. Her experience in the news business
3. Friends and connections
4. The ability to intelligently articulate issues and positions (many of which I disagree with)
5. Her obvious chemistry with Joe Scarborough.

No matter how attractive a younger woman may be it takes years to develop those kinds of traits.  They should be enough for Mika to make up for two decades or more of age for quite a while.

However those advantages belonging to Ms Brzezinski won’t do on Ms. Erin’s chosen path.  Experience, intelligence and chemistry have little or no value. Her only card against other younger women is a 25 year old children’s movie  remembered by fewer and fewer people as time goes by.

There are already plenty of  younger more voluptuous women ready and willing to carry themselves more provocatively than Ms. Erin.  It won’t take long for the novelty to fade and then the stray lesbian kiss, topless shot or swing around a pole will not be enough to retain the interest and procure the monies of the MichaelDick73’s JDogg77’s and Machette42’s of the world.

That’s the point when she is going to have to go a bit farther and then a bit farther again until a search for Tami Erin will turn up results on a niche category of older woman doing X, Y and Z on porn sites around the world.

Ms Erin I’d think long and hard before you choose that path.