Yesterday, we reported that Amber Portwood is in talks with a porn company about the possibility of gettin’ down on camera for a what would no doubt be a lucrative payday.
Many dismissed the rumor for one simple reason.
Pretty much all of the Teen Mom ladies (including Amber) have talked a lot of trash about Farrah Abraham’s sex tape over the years.
Portwood would look like quite the hypocrite if she also signed with Vivid for her own raunchy sex movie. Isn’t that obvious?
One would think, but Amber spoke on the subject last night, however, and to our utter shock, she says her porn career might really be happening.
"It’s in consideration. I still have not made up my mind," Amber told E! News, noting that the deal will bring her "millions."
"I am not strapped for cash. I have a nice house, a nice life. I have everything I need," the 27-year-old MTV star insists.
"But I’m a business person."
Hmm … Well, business people who have everything they need generally don’t take their clothes off for money, but who knows?
This could be the start of a new trend right here. Maybe next we’ll see Warren Buffett stripping down for The O-Face of Omaha.
Perhaps Mark Cuban and friends will soon be sporting nothing but cowboy hats and sheriffs badges in The Mavericks Do Dallas.
We could soon see Sheryl Sandberg dropping her uber-professional facade to star in Lean In … Now Lean Out, Then Lean Back In Again and Repeat.
You get the idea.
As for the "millions" that Amber is talking about? Well, this is no small-time deal here, but nevertheless, that’s a bit of a stretch.
According to E!, the deal that’s currently on the table would have her making $85,000 plus 35 percent of the film’s net profits.
So, she stands to make a pretty penny from the skin flick, but it would have to do extremely well for her to see millions, plural.
For Amber to make even $1 million including that initial $85,000, the film would have to gross nearly $3 million in sales overall.
Possible? Yes, but far from a given.
Doubling down on talk that sounds like she’s desperately struggling to convince herself this is a good idea, Amber says her family is totally on board.
And why would they not be? They support Amber come what may, and besides, the money is totes going to charity, anyway:
"Right now I’m weighing the pros and cons. I’ve called most of my family and they told me they love me no matter what," Amber says.
The proceeds from the hypothetical porno would fund the former addict and convict’s dream of "opening rehab centers all over the world."
A noble cause, to be sure, but what about the personal impact? Amber goes on to assure fans that she’ll keep the whole thing a secret.
From the person who matters most, that is.
"Leah would not know about it until she’s old enough," Amber says, referring to her elementary school-aged daughter with Gary Shirley.
"She’s in elementary school right now. I would hope no one would even think to tell her. It would be something I’d do when she’s the right age."
Someone (a certain co-star and sex tape goddess comes to mind) should really inform Amber that kids these days tend to find out fast.
People on the Internet are having a field day with this already, even, and the response to Portwood’s prospective porn is … well, mixed.
The reaction online includes variations on "get it, gurl!" and reminders that Leah is already old enough to understand what’s going on here.
Of course, there’s one person, who we’re guessing is very much on board with the deal, and you all know who we’re talking about:
The Farrah Abraham-Amber Portwood feud is still ongoing, and shaming Farrah has been one of Portwood’s favorite trash-talking points.
The semi-coherent, world salad shade that Farrah will throw if Amber follows in her footsteps is sure to be stuff of legend.
As for what exactly will be happening on camera?
Amber’s co-star will of course be her on-again, off-again fiance, Matt Baier, who has also confirmed that they are mulling the offer.
Matt downplayed it somewhat, saying that he and Amber consider all business deals, but that doesn’t mean it’ll actually happen.
"It’s nothing illegal," he said. "It’s just sex."
True as that may be, maybe (hopefully) they’ll come to their senses and pass on this one at the end of the day for multiple reasons.
We’re thinking the presence of bare Baier might put a damper on those "millions" in plural profits. Even if #BaierWood is a great hashtag.