LOS ANGELES—AVN Hall of Famer Mr. Marcus is branching out into the literary world.
Nearly five years in the making, a new instructional tome by the perenially ball-capped cocksman titled The Porn Star Guide to Great Sex is due out this summer from St. Martin's Press.
"I got approached by an agent out of New York who represented various authors, and she asked me was I interested in writing a how-to," Marcus told AVN. "And I thought it was funny, because most books that are written by adult stars are memoirs—Jenna Jameson, Tera Patrick, Heather Hunter—and I wasn't asked to do that. And when I went to the bookstore to do a little research, there were no books written by adult male stars; there were sex books written by women and there were sex books written by doctors. So I thought it would be an intersting take."
The Porn Star Guide contains 13 chapters on topics ranging from what men and women want to the ways diet and excercise can help improve sex.
"It started out being written for females, but then I kept realizing that men were going to be reading this book, so it became a back and forth," Marcus said. "I would describe what women have told me they like sexually and what they want to be done to them, and then I would reiterate that through the man's perspective."
Each chapter of the book opens with an anecdote about one of Marcus' own on or off-screen experiences to serve as illustration for that chapter's lessons.
"It's really about making adjustments in your life," Marcus explained. "Sex can be frustrating ... I mean, Viagra wouldn't have been created if there wasn't some frustration in the bedroom. And I'm Viagra-free, but I've been through those situations in the bedroom, and I realized sometimes taking a moment, just being creative, was probably number one to perform with someone successfully. And I write that throughout the book, just encouraging it."
Marcus noted that he's recruited industry legend Nina Hartley to write the book's forward. He also hinted that he may be continuing to explore the scribe path.
"I just finished reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and after reading a book like that, you're like, 'OK, the freedom of writers ... there's just a lot of freedom in that,'" he said. "And I'm sitting there and I'm thinking to myself, 'Could I finally be done with porn?' I picked up Tera Patrick's book and I was reading it, and there's a lot of interesting stories in this industry, and I don't think a lot of people get the oppurtunity to tell them. I would love to write more, and I would love to expand on what got me in this business and what I've been through, 'cause I've been through a lot. I've been through all kinds of crazy shit. I think people would be interested. I hope they would be."