Yes, it’s true, Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex tape turns 10 years old this month. If the tape were a person, she’d be entering fourth grade. But let’s get down to business. Prior to the flick’s release in February 2007, Kim was a mere fashion stylist with wide-eyed dreams to open a clothing store with her two sisters Kourtney and Khloe, which she’s since done (and then some). Since then, the Kardashian family has managed to turn a potentially damning sex tape into a launchpad for superstardom. The family has a net worth of more than $300 million.

The point here is that nobody knew much about Kim aside from the fact that she was Paris Hilton’s assistant and was often photographed following the heiress around like a starved puppy. She was also known as the daughter of Robert Kardashian, the lawyer who defended his friend O.J. Simpson in trial.

But then the sex tape happened. And that changed everything. At the tender age of 22, Kim and her then-boyfriend Ray J, an R&B singer and Brandy’s little brother, filmed a modest sex tape that was released to the public. This little film would eventually become porn producer Vivid’s best-selling movie of all time, according to founder Steven Hirsch.

On this, the month of the sex tape’s 10th anniversary, Playboy revisits the film that forever changed the Kardashian family.

DID THE TAPE LEAK INTENTIONALLY?
In a “tell-all” book titled Kardashian Dynasty, author Ian Halperin writes that Kim’s sex tape was “a complete set-up to become famous,” believing either Kim or Kim’s momager Kris Jenner had arranged for the tape’s release to follow in her boss Paris Hilton’s footsteps. This seems to be the prevailing attitude, despite Kim’s best efforts to convince us otherwise. In an interview with Vice, celebrity sex tape broker Kevin Blatt told the site that “If the general public really believes that [the Kim Kardashian sex tape is authentic], then the general public are dumber than I think they are.”

HOW MUCH MONEY DID SHE MAKE FROM IT?
According to TMZ, Kim made $150K and Ray K made $270K, all while Vivid was raking in $1,185 per month in sales. When the tape was initially released by a mysterious “third party”, a disgruntled Kim filed a lawsuit against Vivid. A few months later, with the help of pal Joe Francis, creator of Girls Gone Wild, the two concluded that the sex tape’s damage had already been done, so Kim walked away with $4.5 million for the tape’s distribution instead.

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SEEN IT?
Very. According to the latest stats from Pornhub, Kim’s sex tape has been viewed more than 144 million times, making it the website’s most viewed video of all time. In 2016 alone, nine years after the film had been released, the sex tape had been search for 29 million times on Pornhub. Now just imagine how many times it’s been viewed on other popular porn sites as well. Cha-ching!

IS THERE ANOTHER SEX TAPE?
While rumours have been swirling around the idea of another sex tape of Kim making the rounds, her reps are vehemently denying it. In fact, they’re saying it’s the same tape of pre-fame Kim. But don’t be too disappointed guys, the video sounds kind of lame. The tape reportedly shows Kim posing on a bed in lingerie while a man films her. Which really doesn’t offer much when you consider that any pictorial of the mogul features much more than that.