Hump Day Q&A: Hanging with Tabitha Stevens
It’s not everyday that you get to talk to a living legend. Today, however, is one of those days. Tabitha Stevens, a legend in the adult film industry, an AVN Hall-of- Famer and veteran of hundreds of adult movies as well as a mainstream “cross-over” star with countless movies, TV appearances and special event appearances, took some time to chat with us about her new movie – “Sanatorium.” In the movie, Stevens performs a suicide suspension scene, in other words, she’s hanging in the air with shark hooks piercing the skin of her back. We’re going to ask her why the hell she did that, along with some other questions.
For your new film, “Sanatorium” you performed a suicide suspension scene. You said that was something you always wanted to do. Why was this something you were so excited for?
In “Sanatorium” I performed a suicide suspension where I was pierced by four shark hooks through the flesh on my back, attached to a rig and then hung about 15 feet in the air. A good friend of mine, Matt Zane, had done his first suicide suspension in one of his music videos that I guest appeared in. Watching Mark go through his breathing technique and meditation before being hung by his flesh looked so calming. After he completed his suspension (he even picked me up while being hung in the video) he seemed to be so at peace. This is what inspired me to want to do a suicide suspension. I wanted to feel the complete feeling of peace where my mind is just focused on my breathing and my body is free in the air. When the opportunity arose, I asked my husband, director Gary Orona, if he would be cool shooting me in a suicide suspension scene. It fit the film perfectly. Gary was a little apprehensive at first but after talking to my buddy Steve Joyner, owner of C.O.R. E. (wearecore.com), he was at ease knowing that I would be completely safe and that I wanted to do the suspension for my being and not just for the sake of the film. I have never been so at peace in my life. Such a wonderful experience and feeling. I can’t wait to do it again!
Aside from the suicide suspension scene, what else can we look forward to seeing in “Sanatorium”?
Well aside from the suicide suspension scene, viewers can look forward to seeing my first time on screen interracial sex scene with Tyler Knight which was very intense as well as my first scene ever with Nick Manning. Nick and I were engaged years back but we never shot a scene together so that was pretty cool. Also in the film, my wonderful and talented friend Teddy ‘ZigZag’ Andreadis (keyboard player for such bands as Guns and Roses, Alice Cooper, Slash’s Snake Pit and MANY others) played the character of Marcellus, the collective ego that dwells inside of ALL of us. “High Pitch Eric,” another good friend of mine who is a member of the Wack Pack from the Howard Stern Show has a part in the film as well.
This film is visually stunning and there are many riddles throughout the film so our intent is that the viewer watches the film first for the HOT sex scenes and then goes back and watches it again to try to figure out the hidden riddles. If you are a David lynch fan you will appreciate and love this film.
Not everyone can be called a legend. You are one of the few. What’s the best part about being called a legend?
Let me say that it is an HONOR to be called a legend in my industry. I have worked very hard throughout the years to create the brand Tabitha Stevens and it is so nice to know that all of my hard work has paid off and is appreciated. I am also thrilled to be put in a category with other great legends such as Christy Canyon, Ginger Lynn, Nina Hartley, Janine, Jill Kelly and Ron Jeremy. A BIG thank you to my fans all over the world!
What’s your favorite interaction you’ve ever had with a fan?
I would have to say that this past year at the Exxxotica convention in Miami I got to meet a fan from Argentina. He was so sweet. He got down on his hands and knees and said ‘I’m not worthy’ and kept kissing my hand. I couldn’t stop blushing. He watched my films and watched my 5 episodes on the E! Channels hit series Dr.90210 . Apparently that show is huge in Argentina. He said that he couldn’t believe that I was actually at the convention and hung around the booth for over 20 minutes. That made me feel very special. He even hugged and kissed my husband on the cheek.
What’s one skill you wish every man possessed?
One skill that I wish that every man possessed is that of being open minded. Open to new and exciting sexual experiences. Not just one track minded of getting ‘in’ and getting off. Enjoying sex in many different ways.
When do you feel your sexiest?
I feel my sexiest when I am tan and toned wearing a tiny outfit that shows off my abs and wearing super high heels with my long dark hair crazy messy all round me.
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