The Vanessa Hudgens Sex Tape
So it turns out all the while I've been looking at Miley Cyrus as the next possible Hollywood casualty, Vanessa Hudgens has been staring me in the face the whole time, flaunting her nude pics, and now, making a sex tape. That's right, the star of the High School Musical franchise has apparently been caught having sex on film, and with none other than Zac Effron, the male lead from the High School Musical movies.
The tape apparently has a Christmas time theme, and features Hudgens wearing a Santa hat and peering seductively into the camera, telling the viewers how good she has been this year, and inviting Santa to come up her chimney. According to The Sun newspaper, Santa arrives in the form of Zac Effron, and the two get down to business.
Interestingly enough, this is actually relatively minor news. Whilst the Jamie Lynn Spears pregnancy scandal rocked the world and may have even netted Jamie Lynn a million dollar deal, the Vanessa Hudgens sex tape has barely raised a murmur in the global media. I find myself asking why that is. If Miley Cyrus or Jamie Lynn Spears had a sex tape, the uproar would be enormous. Yet for some reason, when Vanessa Hudgens' sex tape comes to light, nary a brow is raised in surprise. There are several possible reasons for this.
One possible reason is that society as a whole may have been inoculated against being shocked by anything Vanessa Hudgens did after her nude pictures hit the Internet in 2007. That's certainly a possible theory, and it is probably the one we'll all end up falling back on when the other alternatives turns out to be a little too controversial (or far fetched) for anyone's good.
I'm going to dance around another possibility with all the grace of an elephant in ballet slippers. Look, if you will, at these pictures of Miley Cyrus and Jamie Lynn Spears:
Then compare them with this picture of Vanessa Hudgens:
Are there any similarities between Miley and Jamie Lynn that aren't shared with Vanessa Hudgens? Perhaps certain skin tone and eye color differences perhaps? If so, what conclusions can we draw from these differences. Could Aryan prejudices still be lurking in the heart and mind of society as a whole? Or would that be reading too much into what should be a jolly good time condemning a teenage girl for being stupid enough to have sex and tape it.
Of course, the third, and probably real reason that we don't care so much about Vanessa Hudgens' sex tape is the fact that she is of legal age, whereas Miley and Jamie Lynn most certainly are not.
We're also getting very jaded when it comes to celebrity sexuality and nudity. Gone are the days when a sex tape was a big thing, Kim Kardashian's second sex tape barely made a ripple in the pool of adult revenue when it was released, so what hope does a poor Disney cast off have of attracting attention this way.
Could it be that through over exposure to smut, we are, as a society finally coming to reject this demeaning and vile method of rising to fame? Will it be living in filth that finally elevates us to enlightenment?
That would be both ironic and awesome, so I hope so.