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"They don't build porn stars anymore. Everyone with a camera can be in porn, and most of them are. There are no $100,000+ features made, and they don't build up porn stars. The day of free porn is here, all over the internet, A production company can't invest into a star anymore or a feature movie anymore."
Jeff Stryker

Not so much a Porn trope, although it's certainly there.

Alice and Bob, deciding to spice up their relationship, film themselves having sex. Or take pictures of each other naked.

In comedies, at some point, hilarity generally will ensue. The tape may unintentionally get broadcast, sent to the wrong person, or seen by people who are shocked.

In horror and thrillers, the movie may be recorded without consent or it may be the prelude to blackmail or other threats. In drama, the unwanted release of such a tape may be a motive for murder. Often done because the person needs the money, and if not actually the basis for murder, at the very least used for blackmail.

This is Truth in Television, and the most infamous cases are when famous people do it.

Comedic Examples:

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  • An Australian commercial for Dare Iced Coffee has a man being told by his girlfriend "We need to talk". His mind immediately flashes through a whole range of worst case scenarios, one of which is learning that the video they made has gone viral on the internet. The girl's comments leave no doubt as to what kind of video it is.
  • In an Australian beer commercial, a man spies his neighbours about to make their own erotic video, dons a cheesy costume (complete with fake porn star moustache) and knocks on their door, announcing that he is "here to clean the pool". They invite him in.
  • A Volkswagen ad features a couple driving along when the man suddenly remembers that they just returned "that know...home video" to the video store. The ad then touts the car's anti-lock brakes. The Stinger shows them returning to the video store, where people are watching it; the woman's voice (in the video) is asking, "We're going to erase this later, aren't we?"

    Anime & Manga 
  • The Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt episode "Sex and the Daten City" sees Panty at risk of losing her newfound celebrity lifestyle when she screens her "debut film" (a sex tape) at a swanky premiere for another movie she and Stocking are in, which leaks to the public, leading to the Anarchy sisters traveling the world to destroy every last copy of the porn. They succeed, but Stocking keeps the last copy and uploads it online to get even with Panty for cutting her from their film entirely.
  • By accident the ADs of Chou-Hayaoki TV end up taping one of the main characters of The Weatherman Is My Lover during the Hot Springs Episode.

    Comic Books 
  • A+X #13 has Emma Frost requesting the help of Black Widow to help her take down a blackmailer who has uncovered a sex tape from Emma's past before she joined the X-Men.
  • The Ultimates 3 has a sex tape of Tony Stark and the recently deceased Natasha Romanov leaked to the public. The tape is later revealed to have been recorded by Ultron for unknown reasons.

    Comic Strips 
  • In Dykes to Watch Out For, Ginger dates a video artist who enjoys making these particular kinds of videos of their encounters. Naturally, Ginger's housemates Sparrow and Lois discover one of the tapes and give her a good ribbing about it.

    Fan Works 
  • Fallout: Equestria: There are (or were) machines that allow ponies to record their memories into magical orbs that can later be viewed by a unicorn. Littlepip activates a memory orb and finds herself in a memory where Steelhooves is trying to convince Applejack to have sex while he's wearing the recording device. Applejack is not amused, and Littlepip really doesn't want to see such a memory. Applejack ends up leaving for a meeting without settling the matter. Later, Steelhooves gives Littlepip another memory orb, and she asks him first if it's a memory of him having sex with Applejack.
    Steelhooves: You have a dirty mind.
  • My Immortal: Features four different sex tapes. The first one involves Snape and Lupin recording Ebony taking a bath without her consent. She later turns the tables on them and records them while they have public sex, threatening to use it as blackmail should they come after her again. Ebony and Draco later let Vampire record them having sex, and Ebony records Satan (Voldemort) and Hedwig having sex, in a bid to get the estranged lovers back together.
  • Saving the Boy: Played for Drama. Snow arranges for Peeta to win the Games so he can auction off videos of Katniss and Peeta's sex life together to the highest bidders, starting with Katniss losing her virginity to Peeta in the Capitol. Katniss is forced to agree, because otherwise they'll be sold off separately as prostitutes like Finnick and the other Victors are. The only caveat she has is that Peeta can never know.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Bad Boys II, Marcus and Mike play the tape of a suspect's camera at an electronics shop. After useful info, it cuts to home-recorded sex. And while trying to shut it off, they accidentally make all the TVs of the store play it. (The following "broadcast" is even worse/funnier).
  • In Bruce Almighty, Grace has wrangled Bruce into putting together a scrapbook, and he finds pictures from the vacation they took together, where she "looks kinda perky. Must have been cold.". Cue Grace trying to wrestle them out of Bruce's hand.
  • Brazilian movie has the protagonist suffering this twice: first, it lasts less than a minute, and his girlfriend puts up online to retaliate on a public betrayal. Then in the ending, after he's humiliated in all ways possible but the relationship is put back together, she decides to record another video... and another problem happens.
  • In An Evening With Kevin Smith, he talks about borrowing and watching a sex tape made by and starring Jason Mewes. Yes. In an interview on Attack of the Show!, Smith actually said that this is his favorite kind of porn ever since he discovered "revenge porn" on the internet.
  • Feast of Love: Chloe's sister suggests that she and her boyfriend Oscar could make money by them making these. They decide to, and are shown recording themselves while having sex later, later selling it for a porn video company. It doesn't sell much however, as they act too normally.
  • This plays a key role in Flatliners, where the sins of one of the characters is recording these without the women's knowledge or consent.
  • In the remake of Friday the 13th (2009), Bree lures Trent into the bedroom of the cabin they're staying at, strips both of them down, rides on top of him in a perfect cowgirl position, and video tapes him for much of their intercourse... all the way Jason begins his killing spree, and at one point, Jenna (Trent's girlfriend) bangs on the door to warn them, but Trent assumes she and the others are just messing with them.
  • In Love & Other Drugs, Jamie and Maggie make a sex tape. Later, Jamie catches his brother, Josh watching the tape and masturbating. He is as horrified as one would expect and beats Josh with said sex tape.
  • In Machete, April and her mother June film these, although it's unclear how far they go. They mistake Machete for a new gardener and invite him to join them. It's unclear how far he goes, but he definitely kidnaps them and puts the video in a place where the evil father, Booth, can find it, to taunt him.
  • Billy from Most Likely to Murder (2018) has a tape from high school starring himself, his then-girlfriend Elana, and various condiments. Elana's husband, Sheriff Perkins, is haunted by the existence of the tape.
  • Clark Griswald (in National Lampoon's European Vacation) tests his new videocamera by taping Mrs. Griswald in the shower. After swearing he's going to erase the tape later, she sings a "naughty" version of "Hey, Big Spender." Later, in Italy, Clark hands the camera to a stranger to videotape the family while standing in the Trevi Fountain and the stranger runs off with it. Something like a day passes and they see a screengrab from the "shower scene" on a billboard for a new "erotic movie". (She is not happy.)
  • Subverted in the Paranormal Activity series:
    • In the first film, Micah wants to make a sex tape with Katie, but she won't allow it. She doesn't mind him recording the aftermath.
    • In Paranormal Activity 3, Dennis and Julie try to make one, but are interrupted by tremors from an earthquake. The tape ends up being important, as falling dust from the ceiling reveals the outline of the demon.
  • This is the basis of Road Trip; main character has to travel across the United States because he accidentally sent a VHS to his girlfriend which has him having sex with someone else.
  • In Ruthless People, the sex tape is filmed by a pair of blackmailers trying to get someone arrested for murder. Thinking (by the screaming) that it was actually a murder, they take the tape straight to the chief of police. Unfortunately, it was him on the tape, and, accidentally blackmailed, he obeys their commands. Gets really bad when the cleverer of the two blackmailers takes the tape into a video shop to check it.
  • Sex Tape revolves round a ... oh, guess.
  • In Scary Movie 5, in a scene that parodies the Paranormal Activity movies, Charlie Sheen's character has a ridiculous number of cameras in his bedroom, with one even strung across the room on a wire like the flying cameras at a football game. He insists to his date that it's for "home security".
  • In War, Inc., Yonica's fiance was planning to make one of their honeymoon and then sell the resulting DVDs. Yonica was unaware of this and got really upset when she found out.
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno: Exactly What It Says on the Tin. They're trying to make a professional porn, but are working with a shoestring budget and have quite a bit of unexpected emotional baggage to deal with.

  • Part of the plot of Ian McEwan's novel Amsterdam revolves around scandalous photographs of a character crossdressing in the company of someone else's wife, and the potential for blackmail. When the photographs are revealed by the crossdresser's rival, nobody is very shocked or offended by them, and people are more inclined to praise him for acting out his fantasies. However, the character's chances of becoming Prime Minister are still ruined, so the rival succeeds nonetheless.
  • In Star Island, Cherry Pye made s sex tape and had it leaked onto the Internet as a publicity stunt a few years ago. Bang Abbott actually watched it, but found it disappointingly boring even by amateur standards.

    Live-Action TV 
  • 30 Rock: Jenna regards this as an important step in her relationship with Paul. This makes sense given that her personality is "Hollywood Attention Whore to the nth power."
  • The Bill. An old man storms into the Sun Hill nick to complain about a VCR he bought had a porn tape in it. Turns out that was because the VCR had been stolen with the tape in it. When the woman in the tape later comes to get her VCR back, Hollis recognises her instantly even with her clothes on; she however is not happy at the idea that the tape might be shown in court as evidence.
  • Done accidentally in an episode of Bones. Angela and Hodgins are lovers and coworkers at a museum and made a habit of having sex at work (Cleopatra's bed being a favorite place). They didn't realize that security cameras had been installed until Cam (their boss) confronts Angela with one of the videos. While she's initially embarrassed, Angela gets over it quickly and finds the video erotic (though she does promise Cam that they'll stop).
  • Invoked on just about every other episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Someone will say something that may or may not be an actual double entendre and Jake will respond "Title of your sex tape!"
  • Brothers & Sisters. Said clip ends up getting shown at a birthday party.
  • Cougar Town: Bobby and Jules have one. Jules is particularly proud of how great she looked at nineteen.
  • Patrick in Coupling has a tape of every single woman he's ever slept with - which it turns out includes all the female characters. They're all kept in a cupboard, which is of course stacked floor-to-ceiling. Susan is infuriated when she finds out that not only did Patrick accidentally tape over her, but that neither he nor her current boyfriend Steve were able to realize it wasn't her in the video until she pointed it out.
    Steve: It's a very similar bottom...
    Jeff: Similar breasts...
    Susan: Look at her face, boys!
    • Jane, on the other hand, finds the tape of herself with Patrick and helpfully tapes over it with constructive criticism of Patrick's performance.
  • In an episode of Desperate Housewives, Lynette's kids start to watch a videotape belonging to a neighboring couple, which Lynette frantically stops when she sees what kind of movie it is. The neighbors are embarrassed it got out of their house... because their more recent movies have higher standards of production.
  • Subverted in an episode of The Drew Carey Show, in which there's a video tape that appears to be a Home Porn Movie made by Drew Carey and his girlfriend. At the end of the episode, the contents of the tape are revealed: while their initial intention was in fact to record a sex act, his girlfriend via the camera notices how much weight she'd put on since she began dating Drew. What the video actually contains is their break-up.
  • On ER, Doug and Carol make one of these shortly after reconciling. Amazingly, in an aversion of what often happens in this scenario, it does not end up being viewed by anyone else who shouldn't see it.
  • Friends:
    • Joey and his date walks in on a set that Chandler and Monica had obviously put together for this purpose - she leaves horrified. This was while Joey was the only one who knew of their relationship. He berates Chandler for making it more and more difficult to keep their secret, and storms out in a huff. Then he sticks his head back in the door to deliver his parting shot:
      "But let me just say: The camera? Nice!" *two thumbs up*
    • In another episode a tape Ross and Rachel made (by accident: Ross was trying to practice flirting) is discovered. Rachel managed to get pregnant from this exact encounter, and the two are arguing about which of them made the first move. The video contains the seduction, so the friends end up watching its clothed portion to put the matter to rest. As the episode's closing gag, Ross and Rachel watch the non-clothed portion in private... only to turn it off in horror when they see how bad they look during the act.
    • In "The One with the Prom Video", Monica discovers that the end of said video is a Home Porn Movie, featuring her parents.
    • It seems everybody in Friends made one. In yet another episode, somebody finds a videotape with Monica's ex Richard and another girl they assume to be Monica (They couldn't see her face clearly). Monica finds out and, on viewing the tape it turns out it wasn't her. To which Monica shouts, "That bastard taped over me!"
  • A rare funny version from this genre on General Hospital. When Emily Quartermaine made a documentary for the annual nurses ball, she left her camera in the conference room, unaware that it was still on. A nurse and her boyfriend sneaked into the room for a quickie. When the documentary was played at the ball. . .
  • Implied in The George Lopez Show when George puts on a tape for Angie's birthday and she worriedly asks if it's "from our trip to the lake, because the kid's can't see that!"
  • On Glee, Puck and Lauren want to make a sex tape to make Lauren famous, but their teacher advises them not to since they're under-age and it would be child pornography. Plus, she can say from experience that it never works out how you intend it to.
    • Brittany purposely leaks her and Santana's sex tape to prove to Santana that she's not truly willing to do anything for fame. Santana is not impressed.
  • On The Good Place Mindy St. Claire secretly recorded Eleanor and Chidi having sex during one of their stays in The Medium Place.
  • Dave on Happy Endings hooks up with a women's lacrosse coach who records them having sex then uses it to coach Dave on his technique.
  • How I Met Your Mother:
    • Barney has an outright camera fetish. He records nearly all of his sexual encounters, and has cameras running in his apartment twenty-four seven, just in case. At one point, he has a nightmare Imagine Spot about being able to have sex with a group of gorgeous strippers but not being allowed to tape it.
    • Barney spends one later episode hunting down a homemade sex tape that Marshall and Lily made. It's at first stated to not even exist, although it's eventually revealed that it is, in fact, real.
  • Dennis on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia makes home porn videos. Without the women's knowledge. And they all focus on him. Frank also made a tape of himself having sex with the Waitress.
  • In an episode of Mad About You, Paul and Jamie accidentally send their "home movie" back to the video store instead of the actual rental tape. The same thing happened in a 1999 Volkswagen commercial, with people in the video store watching on the in-store monitor.
  • Married... with Children had a Banned Episode (not shown until over ten years after it was made) where on Marcy's advice Al and Peggy go to a motel to spice up their love life, only to find out the motel recording guests having sex. Realizing they could sue over this gets them in the mood.
  • Melissa & Joey: In "Bad Influence", Joe and Ryder sell a video tape labelled "World Series" at a garage sale. It turns out to be a sex tape Mel made with one of her ex-boyfriends.
  • In The Office (USA), Michael invites a few co-workers over for dinner and takes them into the bedroom on the house tour. He apparently neglected to remove the video camera pointed at the bed.
  • In Rules of Engagement, Adam and Jennifer tape themselves only to be disgusted by how they look on camera. Adam becomes obsessed and starts watching the tape over and over, trying to analyse flaws with his technique until Jennifer tapes over it with her yoga workout.
  • Variant in Sex and the City- Carrie is friends with a man who makes a long term "art project" of sleeping with models and filming it without their knowledge. When Samantha is hepped to this, and said friend shows interest in her, she assumes he thinks he's a model. When they finally do have sex, she asks where the camera is and even though he explains he only does it for models, he agrees to give Samantha the same treatment.
    • When untrue rumors get out about Samantha's boyfriend Smith being gay, they make one of these and deliberately leak it on the internet—to preserve her reputation rather than his.
  • On Smallville Emil Hamilton and Tess Mercer of all people make one while Kissing Under the Influence. They are not happy when it's found the next day.
  • Without a Trace. Martin Fitzgerald half-jokingly suggests to girlfriend Samantha Spade that they make one of these so as to reveal their relationship to their co-workers.
  • Inverted on World's Dumbest... during one of the many times John Enos and Loni Love play lovers. In such segment, Loni asks John if he, "Wants to watch our movie", to which he excited says, "Fuck yeah! That camera angle makes my junk look huge!" Loni reveals she meant their wedding movies. After watching home movies of their wedding (basically just wedding clips with their faces superimposed over the brides and grooms), Loni then asks, "So, now you wanna watch that other movie?" John smiles sheepishly, before pulling out a camcorder, saying, "Fuck that... let's make one instead!" Both Loni and John take off in excitement.

  • "Get Naked" on Tommy Lee's rap album complains about the money being made off his sex tape with Pamela Anderson.
  • In the video for Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River", JT does this, with the aim of getting back at a woman who is very clearly meant to be his then ex Britney Spears.

  • Sticky Dilly Buns: The trope shows up more than once in the variant "collection of stills" version:
    • Zii collects pictures of past sexual conquests on her phone, including pairs of men she's drawn into threesomes. (Which is indeed the kind of behavior that readers have long since come to expect from her in the predecessor comic, Ménage à 3.) The more ethical Ruby finds these very appealing, but immediately comments on the problem of consent.
    • Despite that moral code, Ruby can't resist photographing Dillon teaching Ray the art of kissing for acting purposes. She later nervously admits to this, and is pleased when everyone just tells her that she has a good eye for such photography — which is typical of most of the cast, and amusing from Ray himself, who would do anything to get on as an actor.
    • Likewise, Ramona photographs Dillon when he's explaining the art of oral sex and illustrating with a popsicle.
    • Dillon too has a collection of snaps of attractive men on his phone, though most of them are probably relatively innocent images of clothed men in public — but taken more or less surreptitiously.

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • The Adventure Time "The Pit" has several parts where it's shown Jake has made a sex-tape for his girlfriend, Rainicorn.
  • One episode of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy has Billy tell Mandy that Grim "drank your juice, and broke your computer and watched my mom and dad's special DVD".
  • King of the Hill has Hank and Peggy walk into Boomhauer's bedroom to see a video camera pointed at the bed and hooked up to the TV. They assume it's for home videos and pretend to be news casters on the bed with it.
  • In an episode of Rocko's Modern Life, Rocko Heffer and Filbert find a video made by the Bigheads called "Toads In Love".
  • Not quite home, but on Sealab 2021, when Stormy asked the ASHDTV to show him porno bloopers, it showed him one featuring Debbie and, based on context clues, Hesh. Debbie was more offended that the guys didn't think her breasts were real.
  • Subverted in The Simpsons — Bart finds a tape marked "Homer and Marge Get Dirty", and plays it for Lisa hoping to traumatize her. It turns out its just footage of the two carving pumpkins for Halloween and getting covered in pumpkin pulp as a result.

Dramatic Examples:

    Anime & Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • One issue of Superman involves him and Big Barda being mind-controlled by the New God Sleeze, who attempts to use this opportunity to have them make such a film. Yes, really. Thankfully, he fails.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Cemetery Gates, Tony persuades August to make a sex tape with using the video equipment while Hunter and Kym are off scouting locations. It ends tragically and the camera ends up recording them being killed by the giant mutated Volatile Tasmanian Devil.
  • Tales from the Hood 2: In "Date Night", Asshole Victims Ty and Kahad drug their intended victims set up their tripod to film their latest conquests, an act which, judging by their casual ritualistic routine, has happened many times before.
  • Backfires spectacularly in Trainspotting, to the point where it leads directly to the death of one of the main characters.

  • Millennium Series: A very dark version appears in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Lisbeth takes a hidden camera to her guardian's house, knowing that he's going to molest her and planning to use the tape as blackmail. However, instead, he knocks her unconscious, ties her up and brutally rapes her. She of course still has the tape and uses this for blackmail... after knocking him out on the next visit and tattooing "I am a rapist pig" on his stomach.
  • "The Porn Stars" in Haunted (2005). They started out making the movie as a labor of love and to make money. By the time they're finished, they've realized how artificial their relationship has become.
  • In Reconstructing Amelia, the Magpies, an unauthorized club of girls at the Grace Hall private school, take nude photos of themselves as part of a group activity and put them up online so people can vote on them. The fact that all of them are underage makes this especially problematic, and Kate, the mother of the title character, is absolutely flabbergasted when she finds out that the mother of at least one of the girls was aware of what was going on and was okay with it.
  • As early as 1938, the Sir Henry Merrivale crime novel The Judas Window has a plot point in which a female character is blackmailed using sexual photos of her taken with her consent by an ex-boyfriend.

    Live-Action TV 
  • An especially cruel version on All My Children, when Gloria taped her tryst with her lover Craig and threatened to show it to his wife Dixie unless he gave her money. When her boyfriend discovered this, he was so enraged at her infidelity—adding insult to injury, Dixie was his sister—that he raped her and threatened her with revealing the tape should she dare to press charges (this took place at a time when a rape victim's sexual history could be used to discredit her story).
    • A savvier version from the same show when Arlene blackmailed her son-in-law Alec into an affair and taped their trysts as an insurance policy, warning him that if he killed her, the police would find the tape and know his motive. Sure enough, he tried, assuming she was bluffing. . .and it was found.
  • In Bones, Brennan and Booth are the death of a highschool boy on a private school campus, who was the son of the Venezuelan ambassador. They discover a sextape with showing him and another student, and they confront her with it. Horrified, she claims that it was filmed by the victim using a hidden camera, and that she had no knowledge of its existence. However, upon further inspection they realize that, within the film, she looked directly at the camera. Turns out she actually seduced him (and filmed it with another student helping) with the intention of blackmailing him and his father. However, the boy was going to turn them in to the headmaster, so they murdered him.
  • Criminal Minds.
    • When a woman finds in her husband's cell phone nude pictures of their daughter, he explains that this is some sexting done by the daughter (presumably to her boyfriend) and that she sent those to her father in law by mistake. He's lying by the way.
    • One episode has a serial killer targeting men. One of the victims made a habit of secretly recording his sexual conquests and circulating the videos among his friends. One friend smugly tells the team that a loophole in the law means that a visual-only video does not require the woman's consent, so since he didn't record the sound, they can't do anything. His tune changes fast when Kate points out that one of the women being a few months shy of her eighteenth birthday would make the whole group guilty of possession of child pornography.note  It's unclear whether the unsub knew about this habit specifically, but she was killing men who failed to live up to her romantic ideal, so it's very possible that finding the camera set her off.
  • In a third-season episode of Defiance, Berlin has sex with Tommy while recording the whole thing on a camera (the same camera she uses for her propaganda videos). Tommy is a bit worried, but Berlin points out that there's no risk, since the Internet hasn't been around in decades. When Tommy claims that Berlin's boss (the town mayor) could see it, she brushes him off, explaining that Pottinger only cares out his own looks, not Berlin's naked ass (she is glad that Tommy cares about the latter, though).
  • In an episode of Drop Dead Diva, Kim and Parker fight to get his son's teacher his job back after it's revealed he and his wife made a few of these before he became a teacher when they were in dire financial straits.
  • Hemlock Grove: Andreas and a Croatian mob girl get the bright idea of shooting a porn movie while they're both conspiring to rip off her boss. This obviously comes back to bite them both when he discovers the tape, and uses it to convince Peter that Andreas has crossed them both and become a liability.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer (2021): It turns out Lennon made many home porn videos featuring her having sex with different guys (and Margot once as well) which she uploaded onto her Only Fans account, making money from this.
  • Kings had a story where the princess is blackmailed with the photographic variety.
  • Several episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit revolve around this trope, including one in which a man drugs women and records himself raping them and another where a woman's secret recording of herself with a man is used to rebut her claim of rape.
  • Sort of happens in Lost, when Jack catches Sawyer and Kate cuddling post-coitus on a security camera. If he'd been through a few minutes sooner, he would have gotten a real eyeful...
  • The L Word: On one occasion, Jenny and Niki tape themselves having sex.
  • Shows up several times on Midsomer Murders usually as blackmail material followed by murder.
  • Mosley (about Sir Oswald Mosley). The mistress of the title character takes a photograph of Mosley naked at the beach. When Mosely dumps her after she becomes pregnant she gives the photo to his political opponents, endangering his political career.
  • The Murders: Played for Drama when Kate gets sent a recording of her having sex with Pete (audio only), and initially thinks he made this, angrily ending their relationship because he didn't ask permission for that. However, it turns out he didn't do it, and she becomes anxious that she's the victim of a stalker. It turns out to be even worse, as it's a serial killer who recorded them.
  • Julie was blackmailed with one of these on The O.C..
  • Pam & Tommy is a biopic miniseries about the 1997 scandal that saw the sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee being leaked on the Internet.
  • Slasher: Sarah discovers a home-filmed porn movie in the basement featuring her dead mother and a man from the neighborhood whose jealous wife killed him over the affair. It later turns out that her parents were part of a major underground porn operation in the town and were using the tapes to extort various people. This included the original Executioner, who is Sarah's real father.
  • Soap being an Affectionate Parody of Soap Operas, naturally featured one of these.
  • Veronica Mars has a few of these.
    • The Climax of Season 1 involves the discovery that the murder victim discovered that she was taped non-consensually by her partner, and when she threatened to go to the press caused him to murder her.
    • In Season 3, Veronica finds a hidden camera sex tape filmed without her or her boyfriends knowledge in his dorm room. It is then leaked to the internet. It causes major problems, and causes her ex-boyfriend Logan to beat her current boyfriend Piz senseless as Logan assumes he made it on purpose. The video shows up in the follow-up film, although the footage is different (for rating reasons).

    Visual Novels 
  • In Shining Song Starnova, a sex tape starring Haruka, the second most popular member of the idol group Quasar, gets leaked online during Aki’s route. The resulting scandal damages Quasar’s reputation and leads to Haruka getting fired.

  • In Misfile, when nude photos of a girl start circulating around the school, it is treated as a very serious problem, and the legal implications (that under-18 sex is extremely illegal) are brought up, though we are informed that the girl in question is 18.
  • Lisa of Venus Envy was publicly outed as a lesbian and had her reputation destroyed when she was involved in something like this.