On Sunday night, thousands of 2000s kids watched their childhoods die as Hannah Montana‘s Miley Cyrus twerked on the VMA stage. Now, kids of the 1980s should begin bracing for their own kind of eye trauma: Tami Erin, who played the title character in The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, is shopping an XXX tape.
According to TMZ, the 39-year-old actress stars in the video.
“We’ve seen the X-rated footage … which appears to have been shot very recently and features Tami in various sexual situations,” TMZ reports.
Tami achieved stardom in 1988 when she starred as a spunky redhead who was stranded on an island with her horse and monkey when her father’s ship is carried off by a storm. Two neighboring kids then befriend Pippi and they get into all sorts of shenanigans.
Basically, it’s a nice childhood movie that didn’t seem to set the leading lady up for a career in p0rn. In fact, Tami’s career since then has been moderately tame by former child star standards. Although Pippi was her biggest role, she’s made smaller on-screen appearances. She is also heavily involved with humanitarian work and has served as a UNICEF Ambassador.
Then again, some of Tami’s more recent pictures reveal a shift in her career. (The following is pretty tame. Another picture on her Twitter page shows Tami virtually nude from waist up.)
During an interview in April with her hometown paper, The Daily Herald, Tami said she was working on a quasi-autobiographical screenplay, I Hope You Enjoy My Sex Tape.
“I wish I had more roles where I could be really sexy and reveal that side of myself,” she said. She added that sex tapes seem to be the way to the top, but she didn’t have one of her own.
She also ran into legal trouble in April when she was booked for assault on a neighbor. Tami protested the charges and released a statement on Twitter.
“I’m in the San Francisco Bay area to support my father who had a stroke. I thought I was in a safe environment and my privacy was illegally violated,” she said. “I caught this person filming me without my knowledge in my private environment and I was defending myself. He’s 6′ and I’m a 5’5″ small girl. How much has he been filming me without my knowledge? The truth will come out.”
Sounds like the same will happen with her rumored XXX tape!