Top Sextapes of the Decade: Best Celebrity Sextapes of 2000s
They don't call 'em "the Naughties" for nothing: the 2000's have been the Decade of the Sextape. From random semi-celebs to household names, everyone was getting in on the act, as it were. Here are the most heavily-circulated and most-talked-about sextapes.
Paris Hilton and Rick Salomon sextape (2004): 1 Night in Paris became a raccoon-eyed, night-vision runaway hit. Paris Hilton goes from semi-famous celebutante to full-on porn star. A reality-TV career is born. 1 Night in Paris became a cottage industry, and actually won an AVN award for Most Rented Video. This was before NowPublic's time, or we'd have the story on our site for sure.
Hoopz sextape (2009). Nobody knew who she was before this sextape stormed the Internet. Come to think of it, we're still not sure. A reality TV contestant, as it turns out. This story generated levels of traffic that can only be described as "insane": the perfect storm of lurid sextape plus semi-celeb.
Eric Dane sextape (2009). McSteamy and his wife get down with a friend in the hot tub. This sextape was not on tape and featured zero sex, so it's not really an Eric Dane sextape at all, but a bajillion hits worldwide suggest otherwise.
J-Lo sextape (2009). This is the sextape that wasn't. Jennifer Lopez' ex-husband threatened to unleash a sextape, but would have been up against an unholy storm of legal battles and Marc Anthony, so it never materialized. This was filmed in 1997, but has somehow, against all odds, remained unseen by the public all this time. Had it been shot in the age of phonecams and Youtube, it'd have been fuhgeddaboudit.
Amy Fischer sextape (2007): Originally famous for shooting her lover's wife in 1992, the Long Island Lolita was featured in a sextape shot 15 years later.
Carrie Prejean sextape (2008-2009): Former Miss California can add DIY porn star to her resume. She says it's not a sextape if you're by yourself, but whatever. Oh, and there were eight of them. Eight.
Ray J and Kim Kardashian sextape (2007). Who's Ray J? I'm still not sure. Oh, a reality TV star. Who has a sextape. Surprise!
Gene Simmons sextape (2008). This one disturbs me most of all. Must be a publicity stunt.
Dustin Diamond sextape (2006). Somehow we missed covering this one, though Rob Walker knew about it. It was called Screeched: or Saved by the Smell. That's just rude. The tape is actually available in video stores, and is believed to have been leaked by Diamond himself.
Verne Troyer sextape. This guy parties really, really hard, so it was only a matter of time before a Verne Troyer sextape surfaced. Troyer sued TMZ over the release of the sextape.
Honorable Mention: Tiger Woods sextape. With all those affairs, surely one must exist. Like how a million chimps with typewriters would eventually come up with the works of Shakespeare. It's a numbers game.
So what's the point of this list? The naughties is the decade in which the Internet came of age, and, despite the predictions of futurists and the wishes of the news industry, one thing could not be more clear: people use the Internet to look for porn.