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Diamond Geyser

by | 5th, October 2006

THE tape begins with Diamond in a bathtub, narrating what’s to come. It ends with Diamond introducing one of the women to a “Dirty Sanchez.” Suffice it say, it is unbelievably graphic… To say the least, the video is unique and, dare we say, entertaining.

That’s how the megacorporate gossip website describes the “Screech Sex Tape,” a premeditated outrage featuring a sad former child star that’s being promoted as the most disgusting, repulsive, appalling, insulting, debasing, degrading, unhealthy, unnatural, unkind, anti-feminist heterosexual celebrity sex tape yet: one that’s built around a coprophiliac act so beyond the bounds of human decency that most civilized persons who’ve heard the term assumed it to be a nasty fantasy used for a laugh in a profanisaurus or a one-upping gross-out gag by Andy Dick in The Aristocrats.

The fact that the tape exists and is being promoted isn’t a surprise. What may be unprecedented is that TMZ, and its corporate parents, AOL and Time Warner, are doing the promoting.

Since its inception earlier this year, TMZ has positioned itself somewhere between Perez Hilton and Mark Foley, spending its nights goading teen celebutards outside nightclubs and its days hiding in the bushes, drooling over Matthew McConaughey in various states of undress. In recent months, it’s gone to extremes seeking publicity– provoking Woody Harrelson into slugging one of its pesky video kids, disseminating a sweaty rich kid’s obscene tirade against Lindsay Lohan, and making hay from Mel Gibson’s DUI arrest.

On September 27th, the website began running promotional video clip teasers for the “Screech Sex Tape,” featuring the former star of the TV show Saved By The Bell. Upping the unpleasantness ante, the site this week dubbed the video “Saved by The Smell,” and teased the participation and degradation of “two women from the heart of the Midwest and in their early 20’s.”

Now, don’t get us wrong. Tabloids and celebrity sex tapes are a natural fit. When celebs are stupid enough to tape themselves in the act and the tape accidentally gets into the hands of the public, tabloid journos have a field day embarrasing the high and mighty. The folks behind Tabloid Baby, in fact, helped launch the celebrity sex tape era with A Current Affair back in 1989, when they tracked down and made the Rob Lowe sex tape a national issue (there was an underage girl, criminal charges and a Democratic National Convention involved– see

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