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.
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
My promotional rides in Las Vegas! pic.twitter.com/lB7LBuM82l
— Tami Erin Official (@TamiErinReal) October 25, 2013
And she’s gone from Longstockings to er…different stockings
— Tami Erin Official (@TamiErinReal) October 21, 2013
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.
@TamiErinReal now thats a treat ! U and Hustler in the same sentence !
— Infamous Grid (@JDogg77) October 21, 2013
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…
…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.