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16th Sep '17 5:15:31 AM MCanter89
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* In multifandom parody vid [[http://go-devil-dante.deviantart.com/art/L-is-sick-of-walking-19823583 L is sick of walking]] by GoDevilDante, [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Jin]] posed for "ukelicious" nude photos because [[MemeticMutation he needed the monies.]]

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* In multifandom parody vid [[http://go-devil-dante.deviantart.com/art/L-is-sick-of-walking-19823583 L is sick of walking]] by GoDevilDante, [[Anime/SamuraiChamploo Jin]] posed for "ukelicious" nude photos because [[MemeticMutation he needed the monies.]]monies]].



* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Robin uses this to explain her past career. Of course, Barney slap bets Marshall that it's porn, resulting in Robin revealing the whole truth by saying "Porn? I wish, it would be less embarrassing." Turns out she was a teenage, pseudo-80's, Canadian pop star.
* Played with in ''Series/StarkRavingMad'': an episode focused on Ian's extreme reluctance to discuss what he was doing during a particular year and a half of his life, going so far as making up a cover story about having spent it in a mental institution. After insistent prodding by Henry, he finally snaps and starts closing all his blinds, orders Henry to lock the door, warns him that what he's about to see "will disgust [him]" and produces a tape that he's "deeply ashamed" of and that he only keeps as a "reminder of how far [he] can fall". And when the tape starts playing we see that it's...[[spoiler:a cheesy musical.]]

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* In ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' Robin uses this to explain her past career. Of course, Barney slap bets Marshall that it's porn, resulting in Robin revealing the whole truth by saying "Porn? I wish, it would be less embarrassing." Turns out she was a teenage, pseudo-80's, pseudo-'80s, Canadian pop star.
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* Played with in ''Series/StarkRavingMad'': an episode focused on Ian's extreme reluctance to discuss what he was doing during a particular year and a half of his life, going so far as making up a cover story about having spent it in a mental institution. After insistent prodding by Henry, he finally snaps and starts closing all his blinds, orders Henry to lock the door, warns him that what he's about to see "will disgust [him]" and produces a tape that he's "deeply ashamed" of and that he only keeps as a "reminder of how far [he] can fall". And when the tape starts playing we see that it's... [[spoiler:a cheesy musical.]]musical]].



'''Perry:''' And, did you tell him not since the 80s when you were trying to make it as an "actress"?

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'''Perry:''' And, did you tell him not since the 80s '80s when you were trying to make it as an "actress"?



* Cam of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' was strapped for cash starting at med school and so agreed to play a role in the low-budget "The Invasion of the Mother Suckers". It's hard to tell whether the film was more embarassing or the fact that it featured her in 70's clothing with an afro.

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* Cam of ''Series/{{Bones}}'' was strapped for cash starting at med school and so agreed to play a role in the low-budget "The Invasion of the Mother Suckers". It's hard to tell whether the film was more embarassing embarrassing or the fact that it featured her in 70's clothing with an afro.



* One episode of ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' has a hyped-up political scandal when lingerie modelling shots of a (fairly young and attractive) female minister are rediscovered by the press. She brazens it out with almost literally this reponse.
* PlayedForDrama in an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where a female college student makes rape fantasy porn videos to pay for college; she ends up being raped for real, with video proof, but the rapist's defense attorney uses her porn career to cast doubt on her accusations, saying "the only difference between this video and the rest is you weren't being paid". [[spoiler: The judge ends up throwing out the rapist's guilty verdict based on this, which causes her to vault headlong over the DespairEventHorizon, becoming a porn star full time with the sobering remark "at least here, when I say stop, they stop".]]

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' has a hyped-up political scandal when lingerie modelling shots of a (fairly young and attractive) female minister are rediscovered by the press. She brazens it out with almost literally this reponse.
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* PlayedForDrama in an episode of ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where a female college student makes rape fantasy porn videos to pay for college; she ends up being raped for real, with video proof, but the rapist's defense attorney uses her porn career to cast doubt on her accusations, saying "the only difference between this video and the rest is you weren't being paid". [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The judge ends up throwing out the rapist's guilty verdict based on this, which causes her to vault headlong over the DespairEventHorizon, becoming a porn star full time with the sobering remark "at least here, when I say stop, they stop".]]



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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' your companion [[Creator/FeliciaDay Veronica]] will say this when you talk to her sometimes. Used as a joke, because she always cuts off whatever you were going to ask.
** This in turn was a nod to a line from ''Fallout 2'', in regards to the player's choice of becoming a porn star.

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* In ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', your companion [[Creator/FeliciaDay Veronica]] will say this when you talk to her sometimes. Used as a joke, because she always cuts off whatever you were going to ask.
** This in turn was a nod to a line from ''Fallout 2'', ''VideoGame/Fallout2'', in regards to the player's choice of becoming a porn star.



* Creator/SylvesterStallone, who made his acting debut in the porn flick ''Party at Kitty and Stud's''. How much did he need the money? He had been evicted from his apartment and had been sleeping in a New York bus station for three weeks. He later said he was so desperate it was either "do the movie or rob someone".
** The films creators' later edited the film and re-titled it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Md9lCfO-lo Italian Stallion]] to cash-in on Stallone's new found fame.

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* Creator/SylvesterStallone, who made his acting debut in the porn flick ''Party at Kitty and Stud's''. How much did he need the money? He had been evicted from his apartment and had been sleeping in a New York bus station for three weeks. He later said he was so desperate desperate, it was either "do the movie or rob someone".
** The films creators' film's creators later edited the film and re-titled it [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Md9lCfO-lo Italian Stallion]] to cash-in cash in on Stallone's new found fame. newfound fame.



** Same deal with Channing Tatum (who, in one magazine interview, did it because -- true to the trope -- he was young and needed money after dropping out of college. This period of his life served as the basis for ''Film/MagicMike'')

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** Same deal with Channing Tatum (who, in one magazine interview, did it because -- true to the trope -- he was young and needed money after dropping out of college. This period of his life served as the basis for ''Film/MagicMike'')''Film/MagicMike'').



* The ex-''Daily Mirror'' political editor and UK political adviser [[MagnificentBastard Alastair Campbell]], New Labour titan and inspiration behind [[Series/TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]], gives this as an excuse for his first journalistic appointment: Writing (possibly autobiographical) pornography for ''Penthouse Forum''.
* Sasha Grey, now an actress and avant-gardist, spent five straight years in the porn industry. She's known just as much for one as the other nowadays. She's not ashamed about it though.

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* The ex-''Daily ex–''Daily Mirror'' political editor and UK political adviser [[MagnificentBastard Alastair Campbell]], New Labour titan and inspiration behind [[Series/TheThickOfIt Malcolm Tucker]], gives this as an excuse for his first journalistic appointment: Writing (possibly autobiographical) pornography for ''Penthouse Forum''.
* Sasha Grey, now an actress and avant-gardist, spent five straight years in the porn industry. She's known just as much for one as the other nowadays. She's not ashamed about it though. it, though.



** This has happened a lot with Japanese game makers, the hentai industry there is not nearly as stigmitized as its equivalent is in the United States, though usually once a company makes it big they no longer go back to making hentai.

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** This has happened a lot with Japanese game makers, the hentai industry there is not nearly as stigmitized stigmatized as its equivalent is in the United States, though usually once a company makes it big they no longer go back to making hentai.



* {{Creator/Sierra}}, one of the biggest players in gaming during TheEighties. Known for being (for the most part) family friendly. But it was the early 80's, computer gaming was in its infancy, and they badly needed some cash to get started. The game that gave them enough money to actually ''make'' their signature family-friendly games? A text adventure called ''Softporn Adventure''. They re-tooled it, [[PlayedForLaughs added some gags, and played the whole plot as a comedy]] - then sold it as ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry''.

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* {{Creator/Sierra}}, one of the biggest players in gaming during TheEighties. Known for being (for the most part) family friendly. But it was the early 80's, '80s, computer gaming was in its infancy, and they badly needed some cash to get started. The game that gave them enough money to actually ''make'' their signature family-friendly games? A text adventure called ''Softporn Adventure''. They re-tooled it, [[PlayedForLaughs added some gags, and played the whole plot as a comedy]] - then sold it as ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry''. ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarry''.



* In 2004 it was revealed that Japanese baseball player Tadano Kazuhito, who had signed with Cleveland Indians minor league team, [[http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=1720362 had starred in a Japanese gay porn years ago]]. He literally used this quote to explain why he did it in a press conference.

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* In 2004 2004, it was revealed that Japanese baseball player Tadano Kazuhito, who had signed with Cleveland Indians minor league team, [[http://www.espn.com/mlb/news/story?id=1720362 had starred in a Japanese gay porn years ago]]. He literally used this quote to explain why he did it in a press conference.



6th Sep '17 5:01:54 AM DesertDragon
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* Creator/ChrisEvans'' was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHa7RFYuJ6A mildly embarrassed]] when an interviewer brought up one of his earliest gigs as one of the heartthrobs featured in the board game ''Mystery Date''. Evans was surfer dude Tyler, despite having no idea how to surf.

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* Creator/ChrisEvans'' Creator/ChrisEvans was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHa7RFYuJ6A mildly embarrassed]] when an interviewer brought up one of his earliest gigs as one of the heartthrobs featured in the board game ''Mystery Date''. Evans was surfer dude Tyler, despite having no idea how to surf.
6th Sep '17 5:01:26 AM DesertDragon
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Note this need not be something "racy" (and probably won't be, if the trope is being PlayedForLaughs); just something the performer would rather not have done, but did it anyway just for the money.

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Note this need not be something "racy" (and probably won't be, if the trope is being PlayedForLaughs); anything racy--it's just as likely to be a cheesy-as-hell children's show--just something the performer would rather not have done, saw as a humiliating but did it anyway just for the money.
necessary stepping-stone to their current career.


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* Creator/ChrisEvans'' was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHa7RFYuJ6A mildly embarrassed]] when an interviewer brought up one of his earliest gigs as one of the heartthrobs featured in the board game ''Mystery Date''. Evans was surfer dude Tyler, despite having no idea how to surf.
28th Aug '17 4:19:56 PM GrammarNavi
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* ''GoodnessGraciousMe'' parodied this trope in a sketch where Bollywood superstar Chunky Lafanga is exposed as having starred in "a hardcore porn film" (using the exact phrase "I was young and needed the money" to justify his actions.) We then see a clip from the film in question, the joke being that because this was Indian cinema, the scene is more like saucy ''Film/CarryOn''-style innuendo than explicit porn.

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* ''GoodnessGraciousMe'' ''Radio/GoodnessGraciousMe'' parodied this trope in a sketch where Bollywood superstar Chunky Lafanga is exposed as having starred in "a hardcore porn film" (using the exact phrase "I was young and needed the money" to justify his actions.) We then see a clip from the film in question, the joke being that because this was Indian cinema, the scene is more like saucy ''Film/CarryOn''-style innuendo than explicit porn.
15th Aug '17 7:43:17 AM DracoKanji
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** I think I regret it almost as much. She was stunning.
9th Jul '17 11:11:21 PM Uyyy
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* PlayedForDrama in an episode of ''LiveActionTV/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where a female college student makes rape fantasy porn videos to pay for college; she ends up being raped for real, with video proof, but the rapist's defense attorney uses her porn career to cast doubt on her accusations, saying "the only difference between this video and the rest is you weren't being paid". [[spoiler: The judge ends up throwing out the rapist's guilty verdict based on this, which causes her to vault headlong over the DespairEventHorizon, becoming a porn star full time with the sobering remark "at least here, when I say stop, they stop".]]

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* PlayedForDrama in an episode of ''LiveActionTV/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where a female college student makes rape fantasy porn videos to pay for college; she ends up being raped for real, with video proof, but the rapist's defense attorney uses her porn career to cast doubt on her accusations, saying "the only difference between this video and the rest is you weren't being paid". [[spoiler: The judge ends up throwing out the rapist's guilty verdict based on this, which causes her to vault headlong over the DespairEventHorizon, becoming a porn star full time with the sobering remark "at least here, when I say stop, they stop".]]
9th Jul '17 11:06:09 PM Uyyy
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* PlayedForDrama in an episode of ''LiveActionTV/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'', where a female college student makes rape fantasy porn videos to pay for college; she ends up being raped for real, with video proof, but the rapist's defense attorney uses her porn career to cast doubt on her accusations, saying "the only difference between this video and the rest is you weren't being paid". [[spoiler: The judge ends up throwing out the rapist's guilty verdict based on this, which causes her to vault headlong over the DespairEventHorizon, becoming a porn star full time with the sobering remark "at least here, when I say stop, they stop".]]
23rd Jun '17 4:38:11 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Rebecca's sister in ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' is okay with the low-budget slasher movies she ''currently'' stars in, but there's at least ''one'' she isn't proud of.
23rd Jun '17 4:22:21 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[TheArnold McBain]] is getting rid of old stuff in his home, and Homer spots the old porn movies he did years ago. He notices that there's only gay porn, and when Homer asks if there's any hetero stuff, McBain simply replies, [[ItCantBeHelped "What's there is there."]]
* Death himself (as in, the Grim Reaper from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' claims he once "did some films I'm... not especially proud of" when he was young.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[TheArnold McBain]] Rainier Wolfcastle]] is getting rid of old stuff in his home, and Homer spots the old porn movies he did years ago. He notices that there's only gay porn, and when Homer asks if there's any hetero stuff, McBain Wolfcastle simply replies, [[ItCantBeHelped "What's there is there."]]
* Death himself (as in, the Grim Reaper from ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'') claims he once "did some films I'm... not especially proud of" when he was young.
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