Is a “sex tape” the new standard for making it in the entertainment industry?

“I’ve watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape,” said Laurence Fishburne’s 19-year-old daughter, Montana Fishburne.

Kim Kardashian has managed to turn doing next-to-nothing into a multimillion-dollar industry. But the road she took to her fame and fortune, which included a leaked sex tape, has led at least one young woman to decide that making porn is a valid pathway to celebrity.

Nineteen-year-old Montana Fishburne, the daughter of actor Laurence Fishburne, is hoping that starring in a pornographic video will help her become famous. And she says her role model is none other than Kardashian.

“I view making this movie as an important first step in my career,” Montana Fishburne said in a statement. “I’ve watched how successful Kim Kardashian became and I think a lot of it was due to the release of her sex tape. I’m hoping the same magic will work for me. I’m impatient about getting well-known and having more opportunities, and this seemed like a great way to get started on it.”

But “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Danielle Staub, who was caught in her own sex tape scandal in June when castmates accused her of leaking her own tape, has plenty to say, and she has issued a plea to Montana.

“I am already famous from being part of ‘RHONJ’ and my sex tape did nothing but hurt me. To anyone who is 19 and thinks he or she has it all figured out, please sweetie, think again. It is going to do nothing for you at 19 than hurt the rest of your life. Become famous the way your destiny permits you to. It will hurt the people who love you and it will hurt you in the end.”

Montana’s tape, which will be released this month, is more than an hour long and follows the uninhibited girl as she engages in wild, erotic adventures in a car, a hotel room and even in public while visiting a mall.

Porn video producer Vivid Entertainment spokeswoman Jackie Martin said that Montana called the company’s founder/co-chairman, Steven Hirsch, out of the blue to announce her intentions of making a video with the company.

The well-timed release of a sex tape has been known to jump-start more than a few careers. Paris Hilton’s “One Night in Paris,” which featured the celebutante in a grainy night vision encounter with ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon, and Kim Kardashian’s footage with her ex, hip-hopper Ray Jay, have both been mythologized as the starting point of these women’s careers of being famous for being famous.

Each of them has denied having any part in the leaking of the videos, though Hilton’s fittingly coincided with the start of her reality series “The Simple Life,” and Kardashian’s to the launch of her family’s series, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

Montana Fishburne’s video, though still unreleased, has already done the same for her. (Before this week did most people even know Laurence Fishburne had a daughter.)

But experts say that Montana is mistaken if she believes that the mattress will be her springboard to mainstream fame and fortune.

But riding her father’s famous coattails may not have been in the cards for Montana. It doesn’t sound like the two are very close. She told TMZ that her father is angry about her decision to go into porn, but she said she didn’t hear it from him.

“My dad is very upset,” she told TMZ.com. “I heard that he’s mad at me, but I haven’t spoken to him yet. I feel pretty confident that I can work things out with him.”

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