I’m prefacing this entire story with two important pieces of information: 1) Pippi Longstocking was my childhood idol. I dressed as her for three Halloweens in a row and made my mom put wire hangers in my braids on pretty much a daily basis. 2) The Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking I really looked up to was Inger Nilsson’s version. She played the role in the Swedish TV show turned overdubbed movie series, of which I still own the box set.
This should make it easier for me to accept the fact that Tami Erin, who played Pippi in the 1988 remake of the film “The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking” (and not nearly as well as Inger, in my opinion) is allegedly shopping a hardcore sex tape. According to TMZ, the tape features the 39-year-old in “various sexual situations — most of which involve an unidentified penis.” Thank God Mr. Nilsson and the horse aren’t involved. But still, my inner 5-year-old feels violated. Keep reading »