In the old days, you'd just hear some tidbits about scandals, about rumored "goings on" between the wealthy railroad scion and the Senator's wife, and you would fill in the blanks imagining the sexy details.
Were they role-playing Antony and Cleopatra? Was she wearing a strap-on? Sure, why not. Who can say?
But these days, we get every single awkward, sad, and cringe-inducing detail, and, often times, reality turns out to be as disappointing.