Looks like Steve Hirsch made the right call in opening up his checkbook.
Online streaming of the now-infamous Farrah Abraham sex tape, which went live Monday, was so intense that it crashed Vivid Entertainment's site.
Backdoor Teen Mom was viewed more than 2 MILLION times in just 12 hours Monday, annihilating a record previously held by ... well, you take a guess.
The Kim Kardashian sex tape was viewed a mere 600,000 times during the same time frame in 2007, but that's a little misleading for a couple of reasons:
- Farrah may be better known now than Kim was before Ray J hit it first.
- The web and sex tape industry have grown exponentially since then.
A Kim Kardashian-Kanye West sex tape today would crush Farrah's totals, impressive as they are. But in any case, it looks like Abraham's plan worked.
Vivid's site actually crashed Monday morning due to interest in her romp with James Deen, which she initially planned to pass off as a "leaked" tape.
Turns out people will still pay for straight up porn minus the intrigue.
Hirsch, Vivid's CEO, paid the Teen Mom star close to $1 million for the rights to the video, which seemed way too high for who she is, but clearly wasn't.
Vivid tells TMZ that despite the technical problems, they were able to procure additional servers to help handle, as they put it, "the immense load."
Speaking of immense loads … you know what, forget it.