With over 10 years and over 500 titles, literally, under his belt, Lexington Steele remains at the top of the food chain in the adult industry.
Steele is one of the most recognizable males in the industry and one of the few men whose fame usually eclipses that of the females he works with. He’s been awarded with countless awards around the world for his work with some of the most elite and desirable women in the world. As proof of his dominance as a performer, Steele’s won Adult Video News’ coveted Best Male Performer of the Year a record-breaking three times in addition to being an AVN Hall of Famer.
Since his start in the business, Steele looked to advance himself. While other performers would sit on their laurels, Steele learned how to shoot and direct gonzo, or all-sex, titles, sometimes taking over the very lines he originally had been hired on, as a performer. Like his prior endeavor, Steele once again found success as a director. His first attempts at directing caught the eye of adult critics and his videos consistently win some the highest praise of critics. Steele is particularly proud of Anabolic’s Balls Deep series, Vols. 1 to 7 he personally directed, as well as his partnering with Jules Jordan for Lex the Impaler 1 and 2, which he regards as among the best titles of all time.
“No matter what I’ve done in my life, I’ve had the mind set to work extremely hard to out distance my associates,” Steele said. “I came to this business with a college degree and experience as a Wall Street broker. I have employed all my experiences to arrive where we are today. I came here with that same sort of drive.
“I’ve been extremely blessed to have been associated with many people who’ve pointed me in the right direction at the most critical moments. I owe many people and the way I repay that debt of gratitude is by producing the absolute best all-sex videos on the market.”
After helming over 30 titles, Steele went his own way and in October 2003, Mercenary Pictures, his production company, took over its own distribution. His lines all feature women, irrespective of color, who are able to perform under Steele’s demanding vision. Steele personally directs ManHammer, Lex Steele XXX, Black Reign, Pole Position: Lex POV, Nightstick: Black POV and Silverback Attack.
Mercenary also produces Top Guns, IronHead, Fresh Out the Box, Black Moon Risin’, White Man’s Revenge, Nasty Universe, Culos Gigantes and The Darkside of Marco Banderas; Black Viking Pictures, a subsidiary of Mercenary You’d Never Know, Handyman and Blow Hardz.
The productions from Steele’s Mercenary Pictures met with immediate success, garnering superlative praise from critics with sales to match, and put any doubts in the industry about Steele’s acumen as a director and company honcho to permanent rest.