Kim Kardashian, Superstar

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Kim Kardashian, Superstar
Kim Kardashian, Superstar.jpg
Directed byRay J
Produced byRay J
Starring
Distributed byVivid Entertainment
Release date
  • March 21, 2007 (2007-03-21)
Running time
41 minutes
94 minutes (uncut)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Kim Kardashian, Superstar (also known simply as Kim K Superstar) is a 2007 pornographic film featuring American television personality Kim Kardashian and singer-actor Ray J. It depicts the pair having sexual intercourse in October 2002 while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.[1]

Background[edit]

The film features Kim Kardashian and Ray J in October 2002, in a luxury Esperanza resort in Cabo, Mexico, for Kardashian's 23rd birthday. Ray J filmed much of the holiday with a handheld camcorder, capturing him and Kardashian "goofing around" and also having oral sex and sexual intercourse.[1]

Kardashian was relatively unknown before the tape's release. She was known mainly as the daughter of Robert Kardashian, who was O. J. Simpson's defense attorney during Simpson's 1995 murder trial. She was also known as a friend and personal stylist for Paris Hilton after she appeared in four episodes of Hilton's show The Simple Life from 2003 to 2006.[2] She met Ray J in 2002 while working as a personal stylist to his sister, Brandy Norwood.[1]

In December 2018, Kardashian claimed she had been on the drug ecstasy (MDMA) while the tape was recorded.[3][4]

Release[edit]

The film was released on March 21, 2007, by Vivid Entertainment. According to a press release they issued, they purchased the tape from a "third party" for $1 million.[5]

In February 2007, before its release, Kardashian sued Vivid Entertainment for invasion of privacy and for the profits from and ownership of the tape.[6] She dropped the suit in late April 2007, settling with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million.[7]

In April 2016, Ian Halperin alleged in his book Kardashian Dynasty that Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner, deliberately leaked the sex tape to Vivid Entertainment. According to Halperin, "A mutual friend of Kim and Paris Hilton had advised her that if she wanted to achieve fame, a sex tape would be the way to go ... Kim had discussed the idea of producing a tape with her family beforehand ... It was Kris who engineered the deal behind the scenes [with Vivid Entertainment] and was responsible for the tape seeing the light of day". On the release of Kardashian Dynasty, a representative for Kardashian and Jenner denied all of Halperin's assertions.[8][9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Coleman, Oli (March 27, 2017). "The Kim Kardashian sex tape: An oral history". Page Six. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Kaplan, Ilana (March 1, 2017). "10 Years Ago, Kim Kardashian Turned a Sex Tape Into a Business Empire". Complex. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Jensen, Erin (December 10, 2018). "Kim Kardashian West: Kris Jenner feared I would be a 'crazy drug addict' after ecstasy". USA Today. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Sorto, Gabrielle (December 10, 2018). "Kris Jenner feared Kim Kardashian would be a 'crazy drug addict' because of her ecstasy use". INSIDER. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Vivid Entertainment (February 7, 2007). "Vivid Entertainment Spends $1-Million to Acquire Notorious Video 'Starring' Sexy Socialite Kim Kardashian and Hip Hop Star Ray J" (Press release). Hip Hop Press. Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  6. ^ Benet, Lorenzo (February 21, 2007). "Kim Kardashian Sues Over Sex Tape". People.com. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  7. ^ "Happy Ending - New York Post". New York Post. May 1, 2007. Archived from the original on September 1, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2019.
  8. ^ Smith, Emily (March 28, 2016). "Kris Jenner 'deliberately leaked' Kim's sex tape". Page Six. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  9. ^ Marcus, Stephanie (March 28, 2017). "What You Don't Know About Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape Leak". HuffPost. Retrieved July 1, 2019.

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