July 22, 2007 01:54pm
The View From the Top
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Tiki Pavelle
There are very few men who have reached the level of achievement Mark Davis has. Winner of multiple awards and with a career spanning 17 years, Davis has only improved with time.
Mark was raised in Essex, England until the age of sixteen. He recalls working in his teens shoveling cement (''I was as big then as I am now'') and using the wages to take a train to London on his days off to go to the adult theaters.
Davis’ family relocated to Canada for his father’s work at that point. After graduating High School, we waited tables and tended bar until going to a strip club one night with three girls. Playgirl was auditioning there, and selected Mark as one of ten models out of the six hundred who had applied. Playgirl sent him to California to shoot, and Mark never looked back.
Once in LA Davis began working for Chippendale’s, a job he recalls fondly for its’ ''fringe benefits.'' Ultimately he transitioned to on-screen work, feeling that he could improve upon a lot of the porn he watched. He’s proven that he was right, and has appeared in over one thousand movies since.
These days Mark has found a perfect niche on Kink.com site SexandSubmission.com. The site’s focus - female submission and sex - suits Davis’ predilections and talents to a tee. He recommends this type of adult work to others who have a personal inclination for BDSM/fetish based erotica. ''If not, don’t go into it because you’ll hurt someone.''
Davis fills his off-camera time with Scuba and skydiving, a passion for motorcycling, and spending time with his girlfriend of over a year, Ginger Lynn. The two began dating after they hit it off one night at Porn Star Karaoke. They’ve since traveled on Mark’s Harley Davidson to Sturgis, meeting up with Ginger’s father along the way. Mark and Ginger also shot together for SexandSubmission.com, Ginger’s first on-camera work in years. The result was a scene of incredible passion and intensity, one of Kink’s best to date.
As far as Davis’ own favorite works go, he’s fond of Dinner Party, a fantasy adult feature he co-starred in with Debi Diamond and Kylie Ireland, among others. Who’s Your Daddy and Virgin Surgeon also top his list. ''My job is to make the girl look good'' says Mark.
Davis has managed to weather some choppy waters over the course of is career. On four occasions Mark has been in the second generation involved in Industry AIDS scares when another person he’d recently worked with tested positive for HIV (much more common back in the days of the less-reliable Elisa test.) In all cases Mark was found to be clean, but had to endure a six-month quarantine from work.
As for the direction the Industry is taking today, Mark anticipates an increase in interracial content, as well as the continued rise in internet-based distribution. If he could change anything, he’d love to see things return ''back to how they used to be. Everyone got along and it was fun.''
Mark Davis cites a Motel 6 in Las Vegas as the worst hotel room he’s been in. Among other issues, there was a cockroach under the bedcovers. Attributing the act to fatigue, Davis flicked the roach off the bed and crashed for the night.
Mark claims to be an adventurous diner and lists cow’s tongue and fried bugs as among the strangest foods he’s ever eaten.
Mark Davis has been and continues to be the pinnacle of excellence in the Industry, hence his long and very successful career. Stars like him come along only once in a great while, and certainly provide sterling examples for future talent to aspire to.