Melvin Van Peebles

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It was rumored for years that Melvin Van Peebles did the deed in the 1971 film Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssss Song. The groundbreaking blaxploitation film thrusted him into the spotlight and fans swore scenes of him, well, thrusting were real. And Peebles even admitted they were. As it turned out, he even contracted an STD as a result and was given worker’s compensation to tide things over.