Girls Gone Wild

I read that Ashley Alexandra Dupre, the call girl who dallied with New York Governor Elliott Spitzer, is now suing the founder of "Girls Gone Wild". She claims that she was too young (17 at the time) to have entered into an agreement with the company that distributed 7 full length tapes which Ms. Dupre spent a week filming back in 2003.

All this activity springs from the fact that "Girls Gone Wild" rescinded their $1 million offer to film and promote Ms. Dupre after they found they already had footage of her. Hence, her suit. She's trying to cash in on her 15 minutes of fame.

What amazed me about the whole thing was that the "Girls Gone Wild" people (Mantra Films, Inc.) could pony up $1 million. I have seen their ads on late night TV, so I knew about the phenomena. What I didn't know was that it is a $100 million per year organization (Wikipedia).

Won't the girls that participated by stripping for the camera be proud when they are 40 and their videos are still out in the marketplace? Whatever will they tell their kids?

We're doomed.

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