You might think you’re not familiar with David Hans Schmidt, but he’s had more of an effect on our collective masturbatory habits than just about anyone else out there (except for, you know, us here at Fleshbot). As “America’s premier peddler of celebrity smut”, Schmidt has been responsible for unleashing such gems as Tonya Harding’s honeymoon video, Paris Hilton’s private diaries, and the Colin Farrell and Dustin “Screech” Diamond sex tapes upon an unsuspecting and otherwise innocent porn-viewing public—and has made plenty of enemies in the process. In its latest issue, Details profiles the “porn-peddling philosopher” who insists that he’s just catering to the needs of the marketplace instead of infringing upon the privacy of the rich and famous: “Those tapes hit my desk because someone involved wants to profit from it … The only thing I exploit is opportunity.” Far be it for us to judge the moral implications of his work, but was the world made a better place by the sight of Screech sticking a shit-smudged finger in that poor girl’s face? We’re just sayin’.
· “The Lord of Celebrity Smut” (men.style.com)