DVD Review: Kiss And Tail
OK. Some housekeeping issues–please forgive the lack of posting, cause Issa Rae is in Africa (go girl!) and has been gone for 3 weeks and will be back in about two. As for yours truly, I am moving to Los Angeles again, and being a typical diva I have waaaaay too much sh*t, and it has required my full attention.
Anyhoo—on my other blog I said I was about to review “Panther”, which I still will, but I took a little detour off on the DVD “Kiss And Tail”, which starts off being about video girls and groupies for about 15 minutes, then veers off into a bombardment against Superhead, aka Karrine Steffans, author of “Confessions of a Video Vixen” and “The Vixen Diaries”.
I want to make it clear that I have ZERO love for Karrine, and it’s not because of her sexual exploits. It is because of her as of late consistent ‘holier than thou attitude’ that I have read about and seen in interviews. I also have no respect for those who want to be famous and known at any cost whatsoever.
You see, I used to be heavily involved in rap on the business side. These dudes would come at you every day, every which way till Sunday. I don’t believe they even cared about who you were or what you really looked like, as long as they felt you were even semi-attractive. They just wanted to see if they could get it. For Karrine to act like she cured cancer or something just by getting these guys that practically anyone could get, then blabbing about it to the whole world and acting like she did something special is just so f*cking ridiculous to me. Add that to the fact that she always refers to herself as “A New York Times bestselling author”. Oh really, Toni Morrison? Talk to me when you write a book about something besides whose peen you put your mouth on.
Let’s just say that it is welcoming to see her get a taste of her own medicine. The folks in this film are for reals, for reals, and they don’t hold back, which I absolutely love. It is not speculation, but from the horses’ mouth based on actual experiences and interaction with her.
Save the comments about “you have to respect her hustle!”. I don’t respect anyone that lies about having a baby to get money (see Ma Barker), lies about having been pregnant numerous times (see Darius McCrary aka Eddie Winslow), lies about not having sex with Jay Z (see her own words in her first book) lies about doing porno (see Mr. Marcus and some Samoan porn star dude whose name I forgot) lies about being married, lies about how long she was doing said activities, and lies about almost everything except f*cking, from what I can see.
She has the audacity to say that the things she did things like getting paid $200 by Murder, Inc. to give blow jobs to everyone for the day was “Like being in college. I had just got a divorce, so I got a little wild. I deserved that” Ummm….noooo, that is not like college, sorry.
Also this: “I had to do these things. It was L.A., L.A. does this to you. If I didn’t do these things I would have died”. Whatever, B. I have lived in L.A. off and on for 20 years, and guess what? I never had to s*ck a d*ck to pay the rent, no matter how hard it got. You know why? Cause I didn’t want to!
Though the film can get repetitive, and really won’t hold a lot of interest unless you know about Karrine Steffans or the folks she juked, it is nice to see a woman that is a complete psycho and has ruined so many people with her ugliness get her comeuppance. You can tell narrator Wendy Williams is loving every minute of telling all of the salacious details as well.
Everyone in this film pretty much agrees that this woman could not have any friends–and I could see all of the anger and hurt of betrayal from those on film that testified. Like Ja Rule said, “Yes, you are famous, but you are not a star. A star is someone you want to emulate, someone that has something you wish you had. I don’t think anyone wants to be like Karrine”.