I have to say upfront that I see nothing wrong with people videotaping their sexual activities. It's obviously their private choice and nobody can dispute that. I say this because my words have nothing to do with morality.
But so far this week there have been three different stories about media figures getting in various kinds of difficulties because of them taping themselves with lovers.
The practice would seem to be much more widespread than we've heard about out here in Iowa. Now when I go to the video store and see people stocking up on fresh tape I no longer think...isn't that sweet, they're probably going to film their grandkid's birthday party.
This has obviously been going on for some time. There was a B-movie star who got into a bind as far back as the seventies. I guess you have to be careful who your bedroom co-star is because a) you're handing him/her a device blackmail or b) you'll someday be a star on the internet.
It's filming YOURSELF than I don't get. Even when I was young and trim I wouldn't have done it. Who wants to see HIM/HERSELF on film?
I know this isn't my usual subject here but they're so much in the news I wonder what what some of you think.