Mr. Marcus: Interview and Toy Review Collab
In 1994, Mr. Marcus, then known as Jesse Spencer, walked into an adult expo and quite intentionally made the acquaintance of a producer who was eager to usher him into porn. This fall, I walked into an adult expo and quite unexpectedly made the acquaintance of Mr. Marcus. I was eager to meet him, and hug on him, and hug on him some more. The first black male contract star and an inductee to the AVN Hall of Fame, Mr. Marcus has been a favorite of mine for a long time. He’s a powerhouse of a performer and a talented director. Also, he has a beautiful body and some of the softest lips I’ve ever felt. I mean, seen. Some of the softest lips I’ve ever seen.
To top that off, he was nice enough to agree to an interview with me. While we chatted on the phone, I thought about his cock. I mean, the replica of this cock. Taboo sells three versions of his likeness–R5 Realistic, UR3, and R5 Vibrating. I now present to you now the first every Taboo Toy Review/Interview combo. Let’s see if I can keep my wits about me.
When I inquired about his initial reaction to working in the adult industry, Mr. Marcus said, “Ignorance is bliss, but knowledge is better.” He had few preconceived notions about porn, but was pleasantly surprised at how laid back everyone was and how comfortable he immediately became. He experienced little pressure and says some of his most valuable moments involved meeting and experiencing new people, intellectually and sexually.
When I asked what, if anything, his costars brought to the table that was inspiring or new, he spoke of intimacy. He referred to many of the women he’s worked with as nurturing, and remarked about developing feelings during his scenes. Then I mused that a man who values intimacy and also appreciates rough sex is a rare and beautiful combination, which wasn’t really a question. He chuckled, I melted, and we moved on.
“It’s the power shift,” he said, “that makes great sex.” Domination and submission, sharing that power, is in itself, intimacy.
First among the negativity he’s encountered is how race is used. In his 20+ years in adult, he’s seen a lot of improvement for black performers. Still, plenty of hurdles remain, from the mildly insulting to the downright disgusting. At his start, he was courted by black studios and did mostly all black scenes. He was present for the rise of interracial porn and has seen it shift away from a blemish on a white woman’s career, but has still experienced his share of stereotyping and flat out racism. One director even instructed his co-star to call him a nigger during a scene. When he didn’t acquiesce, he was accused of being uppity.
In reference to race related changes in the industry and opportunities gained or lost, Mr. Marcus said that he had more control over his experience because he recognized and jumped on opportunities quickly. He followed with, “but I also made mistakes. I made a lot of mistakes.”
I didn’t ask for elaboration, but his most publicized mistake occurred in 2013 when he altered the results of an STD test to film a scene after having been recently infected with Syphilis. He had already undergone treatment and no other performers were affected, and he understands that his decision was misguided. His mistake earned him 30 days in prison and three years probation.
In 2010, Mr. Marcus wrote his first book, “The Porn Star Guide to Great Sex,” which one reviewer calls “practical, playful, and erotic.” Through advice and personal anecdotes, his hope was to guide fans and let their spouses reap the rewards. The sexually adventurous will relate to his writing, while less experienced readers can learn new approaches to expanding their horizons.
Mr. Marcus isn’t currently performing, but he’s doing just about everything else. His second book, chronicling his personal experiences in porn, is due out next year. He collaborates with XXX Church, a group devoted to healthy intimacy and combating porn addiction. This summer, he’ll start shooting a documentary on strip clubs. He has a great interest in informative film making and has scripted a TV show about the adult industry. A documentary is also on the table.
His primary interest is opening up a dialogue about sex. He believes in safe, healthy, consensual, mind-blowing sex, and his new website, launching soon, will serve as his platform.
He also believes in doggie style, lots of oral, and “the more women the merrier.”
What, like I wasn’t going to ask what the man likes before fornicating with his rubber replica?
Marcus finds it refreshing when women own their own sexually and don’t need a lot of direction on set.
When I brought home my Mr. Marcus R5 Vibrating Cock and Balls, I was determined to show him a good time. We started with a little oral, which, even in light of the rubbery aftertaste, was fun for us both. It went understandably unreciprocated.
I realized and shared Mr. Marcus’s dildo’s enthusiasm for doggie style, but as I’m not accustomed to his size, I chose to ease into our experience in missionary. Mr. Marcus is nine inches long and my thumb and middle finger struggle to meet around his shaft.
With the help of my Jimmy Jane Iconic Wand Petite, a healthy dose of Sliquid, and Mr. Marcus’s dildo’s patience and understanding, our initial encounter was warm, pleasant, and basically beautiful.
And also, that vibration. I didn’t expect to feel much through such a substantial hunk of pretend man, but the motor is conveniently located near the tip and the vibrations are felt easily and consistently throughout. Unlike most large realistic vibrators, it features seven functions. The first three are steady vibration at varying intensities. The last four, to me, are confusing and useless, but there’s never been a pulsation mode I preferred.
The toy falls somewhere near the middle on the noise scale, but only when it’s not doing its job. Insert it, and the even a person a few feet away wouldn’t be the wiser.
Assuming that person had his eyes closed. If his eyes were open, he’d probably see you introducing Mr. Marcus to your shower wall, because it’s time to give the man(‘s dildo) what he wants.
Being taken from behind by a toy suctioned to a wall is always an interesting treat. First you have to estimate the correct height, calculate the ideal suction cup moisture, and avoid grout as if stepping on a crack would break your mother’s actual back. It’s all doable, and in connection with certain fantasies (think Wayne’s feature in Truffle Butter) it’s a practical necessity.
But when the aforementioned dildo is heftier than your average, a little control goes a long way. While I found it neat as hell that the vibrator’s remote sat primly in my soap dish, I knew we weren’t experiencing our full potential. As a woman who owns her own sexuality and appreciates a good power shift, I carried Marcus back to the bedroom.
With my hips slightly raised, the gentle curve of Mr. Marcus’s firm but flexible likeness warmly saluting that spot, and level two humming throughout, intimacy abounded. I won’t detail everything that went through my head, but his enthusiasm for an open sexual dialogue and his killer smile were among them.
Between its strong suction cup base, intense and complex vibrations, and full and fantastic girth, the Mr. Marcus vibrating dildo is not your typical toy. Between his unique perspective and astounding abs, Mr. Marcus is not your typical porn star. Between them both, I have but one complaint. The storage bag that Doc Johnson includes was made for a man much smaller than Marcus.
That’s it. That’s literally the only complaint I’ve got. Thank you, Marcus, for a good chat and a great time. I eagerly anticipate our future collaborations.
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