Mr. Marcus Comes Clean

Jesse Spencer, a loving husband and father to two beautiful daughters, appears to be your average California state resident. But one glance at his tribal tattoos and signature fitted caps will give him away to any purveyor of pornography as “Mr. Marcus,” the most recognizable African-American male performer in the adult industry.

During my annual participation at Exxxotica Chicago, the nation’s largest sex convention, I had the pleasure of meeting the man who’s been the topic of discussion for the past few years—but not without a few disapproving stares from some of my friends in the industry. He was friendly, charming and more attractive in person that I’d expected. And after sharing a plate of wings at an afterparty (and allowing him to playfully spank me on the convention floor), I decided to cut through the red tape to get to know the man for myself and uncover the truth behind some recent rumors.