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If You Won't Read, Then Why Should I Write?

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In 1997, the world obtained a grainy video revealing lurid excerpts from honeymooners Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's post-wedding celebration aboard a small yacht. Laying bare the mysteries of their intimate lives, this video became the first spark in a long and culturally supported trend: the leaked celebrity home movie.

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Paperback, 54 pages
Published September 11th 2012 by Penny-Ante Editions
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Tosh
Sep 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The unguarded moments of famous people, where normally it is always guarded. Sex tapes are fascinating, in that the participants used them for future reference or is it the thought of being recorded while doing something nasty is the appeal? Or losing control and being totally exposed beyond one's control? Jarrett Kobek, in sort of 'just the facts man' style captures the undocumented 'recorded' moments of conversation or more like it - snippets of dialogue between individuals.

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Marc Nash
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Celebrities (and genocidal dictators in the Middle East), capture themselves in downtime on video because they just can't be off the camera (the dictators are captured on video being executed by the public will). And their downtime consists in drug taking, sex chat, artistic mission statements to justify themselves against the police clamping down on their illegal activities. These are people we the public supposedly esteem (that's why we elevate them to celebrities), but they are bromidic, of n ...more
Charles Dee Mitchell
This slender black paperback comes with no forward, preface, introduction, or author's note. There is a table of contents to let you know that what is on its way involves a panoply of America's most excruciating media whores, the actors, musicians, and TMZ regulars who trot their anything but private lives before the cameras of paparazzi, reality TV producers, and their friends iPhones. This is the leaked sex tape as burgeoning art form, the drug-fueled or drunken tirade as the spoken word art o ...more
Chris
Oct 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really interesting exercise that basically pits the public's love of sexual intrigue and spectacle against the backdrop of actual violent crimes that celebrities have been involved in, and gotten away with due to their celebrity. It's sort of a bleak image, but well worth the half an hour it takes to read through.
Wendy Russell
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Such a surprisingly interesting little read from an indie press. Love the format. Since I went in "cold," I didn't know whether the scripts were fiction or non. Kept going back & forth on it, too. They are too ridiculous to be real, but way too ridiculous to be made up. The Tom Sizemore stuff was pure gold. Worth the price of admission right there.
Cassandra Troyan
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
startling presence of innate violence that is always very visible in every tabloid headline, but here the statics lay bare a new kind of brutality harbored through time, money, and self-idol worship.
Brooks
Jun 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Colin Farrell: [heavy panting]"
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