10 Movie And TV Stars Who Got Caught Up In Sex Tape Scandals
While quite a few Hollywood films feature steamy sex scenes between actors, it’s pretty obvious that these onscreen exchanges of intimacy are very choreographed. Movie and TV sex scenes rarely mirror the goings-on of real sexual encounters — they’re usually more of a fantasy than anything else. And while it’s a pretty vulnerable thing for an actor to do, there’s still a healthy dose of separation between the character they’re playing and their actual identities. That’s why it can be so jarring when a movie or TV star’s sex tape gets leaked to the public — and as the Hulu miniseries Pam & Tommy shows us, it can have irrevocable consequences on one’s career.
Of course, leaked sex tapes aren’t just limited to movie and TV actors. There are several rock stars who were victims of sex tape scandals, not to mention high-profile celebrities including Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. In any case, the details surrounding the tape can get messy. Was the tape ever intended to see the light of day? Did someone release it without one participant’s permission? Each case is different, and involves issues of privacy and agency.
Below, we’ve rounded up 10 sex tape scandals involving famous actors that have made their way into the mainstream. You might even be surprised to see some of the familiar names on this list. Learn what went down, how the stars reacted, and what the ultimate ramifications were in the long run.