Seka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Seka
Seka, 2007.JPG
Seka at the 2007 AVN Awards
Born Dorothea Patton
(1954-04-15) April 15, 1954 (age 60)
Radford, Virginia, U.S.
Other names Platinum Princess, Dottie
Ethnicity Irish, Native American
Height 5'9"
No. of adult films 231 as performer & 2 as director[citation needed]
Website
http://www.officialseka.com

Seka (born Dorothea Patton[1] April 15, 1954)[2] is a retired American pornographic actress who appeared in many pornographic films during the late 1970s and the 1980s.

Career[edit]

Dorothea Patton was born and raised in Radford, Virginia, having, she recalled, "a plain, normal childhood" alongside one brother and one sister.[3] Her early pornographic pseudonyms included Linda Grasser[4]

She eventually adopted the screen name Seka, after a female blackjack dealer she knew in Las Vegas.[5] She went on to star in more than 200 adult videos with a "break" in 1982, when she stopped shooting sex movies, claiming "they wouldn't pay her what she wanted,"[5] and turned to stripping and nude modeling while also running her own fan club. Subsequently she admitted that the HIV epidemic in the mid-1980s contributed to her decision to avoid the hardcore sex scene, saying "That's why I don't make movies any more . . . I like to live".[6] By the early 1990s she had returned to the porn industry to perform in a few final movies, her last being American Garter.[citation needed]

Jamie Gillis, who performed with Seka numerous times, believed that she was "a bit above porn", describing her as a "white trash queen."[7] Of her fellow performers, she lists her favorite male screen partners as Gillis, John C. Holmes, Mike Ranger, and Paul Thomas.[6] In terms of female screen partners, she rates her favorites as Veronica Hart, Aunt Peg, Kay Parker and Candida Royalle.[6]

Retirement[edit]

In 1997, she hosted a radio talk show in Chicago called Let's Talk About Sex on Saturday nights from 10pm-2am on 97.9FM, The Loop; she did the show for about three years.[8] Five years later, she was the focus of a documentary, Desperately Seeking Seka. The premise finds Swedish filmmakers Christian Hallman and Magnus Paulsson on a quest to find the porn legend and ask for an interview. Since its completion, the film toured the international film festival circuit and became available on DVD.[citation needed]

In 2005, Seka moved from Chicago to Kansas City, operating her fan club through her own website.[9] In February 2007, she stated she had just shot her first hardcore scene in nearly 15 years, available as online pay-per-view.[9]

Seka is a member of the AVN Hall of Fame,[10] and the X-Rated Critics Organization Hall of Fame.[11] and is one of 25 women of the golden era of adult films featured in a 2012 book about erotic cinema of the era.[12]

Partial filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Sneed and Cheryl Lavin (1986-08-09). "Shutterbug, Gay Rights Backers, Share Laugh in Chicago". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Seka at the Internet Adult Film Database
  3. ^ Seka, in Skerchock, John (Undated). "Seka, A Chiller Theatre Interview". OfficialSeka.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2011. 
  4. ^ PopMatters.com
  5. ^ a b Joanne Cachapero (2007-12-11). "Seka". Eros NY. Archived from 2007-12-11/seka/ the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
  6. ^ a b c Full-on clothing
  7. ^ The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Porn Film Industry, by Legs McNeil & Jennifer Osborne, ISBN 0-06-009659-4, page 231.
  8. ^ Bad Brad (2010-04-11). "Legendary Adult Movie Star Seka Sits Down with RSR to Talk about Her Career and Love for the Sport of Boxing Part I". ringsidereport.com. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Rugg, Peter (2007-02-08). "Hardcore at 52". The Pitch. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2007-06-26. 
  10. ^ "Seka Recalls Salad Days of Porn in Autobiography". 24 May 2006. Retrieved 27 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "The XRCO Hall of Fame", Adam Film World Guide 1992 Directory of Adult Films, pp. 284–85
  12. ^ Nelson, Jill C. Golden Goddesses: 25 Legendary Women of Classic Erotic Cinema, 1968–1985. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593932985. 

External links[edit]