Who? Fetish model, burlesque performer.
Real? Yes, but it’s not really a “sex tape”, just a clip from an Andrew Blake porn film made early in her career.
Dita von Teese has been one of the most creative and influential glamour models and burlesque performers of the 2000s. Her style evokes Bettie Page and Sally Rand but transcends simple nostalgia. In her early modelling and stripping gigs, she forged a unique look based on vintage 40s & 50s style outfits, hairstyles and makeup blended with modern goth and fetish elements. She became a premier glamour/fetish/pinup model, appearing in Playboy three times, fetish magazines like Bizarre and Marquis, and top fashion magazines like Vogue and Elle. Her elaborate, elegant and playful burlesque routines are legendary.
In 1999-2000, she performed in two porn films directed Andrew Blake, known for his stylish all-girl porn videos that look like fashion photography or perfume commercials.
In April 2008, soon after Dita von Teese had launched a new Wonderbra ad campaign, British tabloid The Sun trumpeted a supposedly shocking revelation about her “secret hardcore porn past” in a “kinky lesbian movie”. The article revealed, “Explicit clips of the 35-year-old being spanked and pleasured with a bizarre sex toy by women have emerged online. . . . The sleazy flick – shot before she rose to fame – will shock lingerie bosses.”
As it turns out, the “secret” Dita von Teese sex tape was actually a clip from Pin-Ups 2, the more explicit of her two Andrew Blake films. Her performance did indeed feature some hot girl-girl sex and cool sex toys.
Check out Andrew Blake’s Pin-Ups #2 on DVD at GameLink.
Since Dita von Teese promotes the Pin-Ups 2 DVD on her website, it’s not exactly secret. Wonderbra execs were presumably not shocked, since the Dita von Teese Collection went on sale in August 2008 as planned.