Unlikely Trend: Sex Tape-Fueled Shower Rod Shortage

TMZ reveals a most unlikely national crisis.

Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods — all thanks to “Love & Hip Hop” star Mimi Faust’s sex tape acrobatics — and Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up.

We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali [editor’s note: that’s short for California) and we’re getting the same story — ever since the trailer for Mimi’s sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience.

And supplies are running out.

Entertaining but unlikely.

For one thing, the Mimi Faust sex tape — officially titled Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta — has not even been released yet. It will debut Monday, April 21.


TMZ does say that it’s the trailer that’s causing the shower rod buying frenzy. But how many people have seen the trailer? Vivid had its YouTube channel terminated, part of a general porn purge by YouTube. You can watch the (explicit) trailer at the Vivid.com previews page.

And one more thing: if you go buy a strong shower rod in hopes of swinging on it during sex, make sure you know what the fuck you’re doing when you install it. I wouldn’t trust anything I installed myself.

Maybe I’m overscrutinizing this story.

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