Marc Stevens (actor)

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Marc Stevens
Born (1943-02-09)February 9, 1943
Brooklyn, New York[1]
Died August 10, 1989(1989-08-10) (aged 46)
Cause of death AIDS
Other names Mr. 10-1/2
Height 6' (1.83 m)
Spouse(s) Jill Monroe (?-1979)
Miranda Stevens

Marc Stevens (February 9, 1943 – August 10, 1989), was an American erotic performer.[2] He is sometimes credited as Mark '10½' Stevens or Mark Stevens.

Career[edit]

Stevens was a pioneering sex industry figure during the 1970s, in New York City. He appeared in over 80 pornographic movies; he also led an erotic dance troupe called Le Clique[3] and performed in live sex shows. He was bisexual, and while he predominantly appeared in heterosexual films and porn loops, he made a number of gay films as well. He was a close associate of leading sex industry figures such as Jason and Tina Russell, Annie Sprinkle, who was also his neighbor for a time, Sharon Mitchell, Jamie Gillis, Georgina Spelvin, and Gloria Leonard. Tall and lean with a well-defined musculature, he had the nickname "10½" because of the supposed size of his circumcised penis. He was famously photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe.[4]

Notable films[edit]

Notable films featuring Marc Stevens include:

Honorable recognition[edit]

Stevens was posthumously inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame on April 30, 2008.[5]

Death[edit]

Stevens died of AIDS[6] in 1989, aged 46.[citation needed]

Despite his prominence in the 1970s and the fact he produced two memoirs (long out of print and allegedly ghost-written by his mother), entitled 10½! and Making It Big.[7] Stevens has attracted relatively little attention since.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Before They Were Famous – Part 2: Head Shots of Future Adult Film Stars". Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Walentis, Al (1976-06-18). "Porn Field Leader: He Promotes Himself". Reading Eagle. Retrieved 6 December 2015. 
  3. ^ NYC Sex: How New York Transformed Sex in America. Scala Publishers. 2002. p. 205. ISBN 1857592778. 
  4. ^ Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry - David Jennings - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-09-25. 
  5. ^ "XRCO Announces 2008 Award Winners". Archived from the original on 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  6. ^ Skinflicks: The Inside Story of the X-Rated Video Industry - David Jennings - Google Boeken. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  7. ^ Sullivan, Rebecca (2014). Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story'. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. p. 59. 

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