Farrah Abraham, one of the stars of the MTV show Teen Mom, has been in the headlines this week for her controversial sex tape. The tape hasn’t even been viewed by the public yet, and it is already causing an uproar. The most shocking part about Farrah Abraham’s sex tape? She made it on purpose! She paid porn star James Deen to co-star with her, and hired a professional film crew. And, she admits it. Apparently, Farrah has every intention of releasing her sex tape, and is currently shopping around to find a buyer. Farrah has standards though; she’s not willing to accept anything less than $2 million. She’s actually very confident in her decision to make a porno, and despite the backlash she has received from the media she stands by her decision and continues to negotiate with adult entertainment companies, like Vivid. Her family even seems to be coming around, well her father anyways. He was photographed leaving the offices of Vivid with Farrah and her daughter Sophia. Apparently they are making trips to the porn office a family affair!
Farrah may be onto something though. We all tend to forget it was Kim Kardashian’s sex tape with Ray J that created the Kardashian empire, and now they have multiple TV shows, books, stores, endorsements, perfumes, and clothing lines.
Farrah rose to reality star fame in 2009 when she appeared in the first series of MTV’s reality show goldmine, Teen Mom. Although she may be the first of the Teen Mom girls to create a sex tape, no one is too shocked that she has done so. She is not the first cast member of Teen Mom to behave inappropriately or land herself in some hot water. Farrah actually comes from a long line of outlandish Teen Mom star behavior. The stars of the show have remained in the news long since the shows stopped filming.
Most people who are familiar with the stars of Teen Mom are probably surprised that Farrah pulled off a sex tape scandal before Jenelle Evans was able to. Jenelle is easily considered the hottest mess of all the Teen Moms. Since she gave birth to her son Jace she has lost custody of him, been arrested eight times, done numerous rehab stints, and married a guy who is more messed up than she is.
Another infamous Teen Mom who hogged most of the show’s limelight is Amber Portwood. Although she has been in prison for nearly a year and hasn’t had much of a presence in the tabloids, she did her fair share of making news before her incarceration. She lost custody of her daughter Leah to her ex Gary, assaulted Gary while cameras were rolling, and battled serious drug problems and mental health issues.
Although in the beginning MTV caught a lot of backlash for glorifying teen pregnancy, it seems that in the long run they did a beautiful job of depicting the reality of being a teen mom. The percentage of teen moms on the show that weren’t affected by sex tapes, failed relationships, drugs, violence, arrest records, and mental breakdowns is nearly non-existent, and there is nothing glamorous about these girls now. Kudos MTV!