Apparently, Colin Farrell is not interested in discovering what an unauthorized sex tape could do for his career.
The actor has filed a lawsuit against an ex-girlfriend, former Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain, in an attempt to block her from commercially distributing a 15-minute tape of the twosome engaging in a steamy mattress romp.
According to Farrell's court documents, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, he and Narain made the tape about two and a half years ago with the understanding that it was strictly for their own viewing pleasure.
In the tape, a camera-wielding Farrell focuses in on Narain's white cat and comments, "Baby, you have the most beautiful p---y," according to the New York Post.
Narain, whose physical attributes include a tattoo on her rear and a pierced tongue, displays the latter for the lens. Farrell responds in kind, saying, "I could do this breakfast, lunch and dinner."
The duo then proceed to try out a variety of steamy sexual positions.
Per the lawsuit, Farrell's camp was contacted Wednesday by one David Hans Schmidt, who claimed to represent Narain and said he was authorized to commercially exploit the tape.
Schmidt, whose name was also linked to wheelings and dealings surrounding Fred Durst's leaked sex tape, tried to set up a meeting with Farrell's people to discuss "commercialization of the videotape for profit," Farrell's suit states.
However, despite his man-about-town rep, the Alexander star was less than thrilled at the prospect of his privates becoming public.
"Defendants' outrageous attempt to capitalize on the celebrity of plaintiff Colin Farrell...through their unauthorized commercial exploitation of the highly private and confidential videotape exceeds all bounds of common human decency," Farrell's lawsuit states.
The suit also states that the release of the video would cause irreparable damage to Farrell's career and reputation.
The actor is seeking general and compensatory damages as well as a temporary restraining order and injunction prohibiting the sale and exploitation of the videotape.
Farrell is just the latest addition to a long list of celebs who learned the hard way that videotaping their most intimate moments could come back to haunt them.
Ever since Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's infamous boating adventure surfaced in wide release, increasing numbers of A-listers seem inclined to capture their randiest moments on video, despite the chance that said moments may wind up in the wrong hands.
While the distribution of unauthorized sex tapes has brought good fortune to certain famous folks (hello, Paris Hilton), others have found themselves in hot water as a result. (Hello, R. Kelly.)
Then there was Durst's sex tape, which elicited more of a "c'mon, man, nobody wants to see that!" reaction.
Though Farrell isn't interested in exploring the potential consequences of his sex tape, his lack of enthusiasm for starring in an amateur porno is probably unrelated to any insecurities he might have about the size of his manhood.
In the original cut of 2004's A Home at the End of the World, the actor appeared in a full-frontal nude scene that was later cropped to show him from the navel up because his massive member reportedly proved too distracting for test audiences.