To celebrate her 64th birthday, we re-visit our 2013 interview with Seka – the last star of the golden age of adult film and the first star of the video era.Tales of John Holmes, John Leslie, Dracula Sucks, Swedish Erotica, drugs, boyfriends, Morton Downey Jr, Alan Thicke, Sam Kinison, comebacks, retirement, and her new book Inside Seka – all on this episode of The Rialto Report.This episode running time is 71 minutes.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________Dottie was a Virginia hillbilly. She was a tomboy who had little time for dressing up or playing with other girls.Seka is the elegant and sophisticated Platinum Princess, arguably the last icon of the golden era of adult film, as well as the first icon of porn’s video era. For a time her distinctive look dominated the industry as she appeared in feature films, Swedish Erotica loops and on the stripping circuit.How Dottie became Seka is the subject of her newly published autobiography, named after her most famous film, Inside Seka.She was one of the rare figures who transcended the X-rated business. In the 1980s, Playboy called her “a bona-fide video phenomenon—just like Boy George and stereo television.” She appeared on talk shows and in mainstream magazines, she directed and produced her own film, and spoke in front of Meese Commission. Here was a strong, independent woman who showed that women could be sex symbols in front of the camera, as well as having significant control over the end product.Long after she retired she was still running her fan club, making lucrative personal appearances, and being recognized on the streets of her adopted home town of Chicago, where she’d become a local celebrity.On this episode of The Rialto Report, Seka talks frankly and openly about her life, the films, the money, the boyfriends, the drugs, the celebrities, the sex.You can buy copies of her book here.
She did that silly scene with Long Dong Silver for Club magazine, why not just do a real interracial scene at that point? I don’t think anyone thought Long Dong was real, even back in 1982
That porn star was mentioned in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’ appointment trial…
Anita Hill: “He wanted to talk about Long Dong Silver and pubic hair and coke cans.”
Yea, They acted like Long Don Silver was John Holmes. The guy wasn’t even a porn star? He did soft core with a huge prosthetic penis. I still can’t believe Seka did that corny Civil War fake sex scene with him?
Great interview – and Seka’s done a lot of interviews but this has to be the best.
Happy birthday Dottie!
Seka was truly one of the icons produced by the business. A name bigger than any of the films she was in, and a feisty character to boot.
Good to hear her in such sparkling good form.
I’d chop off a hand for a romp in the hay with Seka circa ’80.
Relistened. For me what really stood out, more than her great stories and historical perspective, was her strong personality and confidence. Seka sounds like an early spokes person for “sex positive” before that was even term. All the best to Seka and I’m definitely going to pick up her book. Thanks for reprising this one.
shocking hearing her speak.
she looks like a Scandinavian heiress and talks like a waitress from the midwest.
Dottie just rocks. Golden Age’s most influential star. Like Jaime said – “she was a bit above. she was DESIRABLE”.
Long Dong Silver was not real. I wrote for High Society at the time. The made junk look that big with special photography according to Gloria Leonard. I was also on the Morton Downey show with her Gloria, and a few other famous Adult stars at the time. I was featured as a designer of erotic costumes. This was his first show. I had heard through the grapevine he like to put people down that he interviewed. I tried to call Gloria before the interview and she avoided my calls. When I called the High Society office I was told she was home. When I arrived at the TV station in NJ. she told me she just came in from the airport. I had stopped writing for the magazine at that time. I left the Green Room to look for Downey. When I found him I told him I did not come to be on his show and be embarrassed. in language I do not want to say here. I was also there with 6 of my models. When he started the show he was putting down the Porn business and stars on the stage, Seka, Gloria, and the others, ran off the stage. I put him in his place and made him put on woman’s pink panties. I told him he had to wear panties because at home, his wife wore the pants, I also spanked his butt, LOL
Yeah, I would imagine she was popular with the boys growing up. You don’t just suddenly become a porn queen.
And she’s “still very shy.” LOL. The delusions of some people are truly epic.
Seka is a goddess. Statuesque and carries a profound classiness that you don’t see with adult film stars today. she loved to have sex and knew how to have fun, she had class and sass in equal measure. She’s kinda like the woman that by day runs a local diner, but by night runs an exclusive brothel on the outskirts of town. God bless her.