Chi Chi LaRue
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|Chi Chi LaRue|
|Born||Larry David Paciotti
November 8, 1959
|Other names||Lawrence David
Larry David Paciotti (born November 8, 1959) is an American film director of gay, bisexual and straight pornography. He is best known in his drag persona as Chi Chi LaRue and has also directed under the names Lawrence David and Taylor Hudson.
Director and DJ Paciotti, mainly acting under his drag diva persona, Chi Chi LaRue, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in the adult film industry. After in the press department for Catalina Video, a label he now owns under his company Channel 1 Releasing, he began to move up quickly in the company's ranks He was soon directing some of the highest selling releases of all time. In 2007, LaRue was chosen as one of Out (magazine)'s Top 50 most influential people in the LGBT community.
LaRue's drag persona began upon moving to the Twin Cities area where Chi Chi began performing in drag as one-half of "The Weather Gals", a "hag drag" revue. He later moved to California with a friend and was hired by Catalina Video as an administrative assistant and publicist because of his knowledge of porn and the workings of the porn industry.
LaRue has directed hundreds of gay porn films since 1988. In 2003, he began to direct straight porn for Vivid Video, where he became a favorite among female stars, particularly Jenna Jameson. For some time, LaRue divided his attention between Vivid Video and his own Rascal Video for Channel 1 Releasing.
In August 2008, he directed the controversial bisexual film titled Shifting Gears. LaRue coined the term Straight-for-pay (a play on word for Gay-for-pay), to reference performer Blake Riley's first encounter with a woman.
- 1990 Dave Awards winner of Best Video and Best Director for "More of a Man" (All Worlds Video).
- 1991 AVN award Best Director (Gay Video) - "The Rise" (as Taylor Hudson), Catalina Video.
- 1991 AVN Award Best Non-Sexual Performance–Bi, Gay, or Trans Video - "More of a Man", All Worlds Video.
- 1992 Gay Erotic Video Awards Best Director - "Songs in the Key of Sex", HIS Video (tied with Jerry Douglas, "Kiss-Off", All Worlds Video).
- 1993 AVN Award Best Director (Gay Video) - "Songs in the Key of Sex", HIS Video.
- 1993 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Special Interest Video - "Chi Chi LaRue's Hardbody Video Magazine", Odyssey Men.
- 1993 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Gender Bender - "Valley of the Bi Dolls", Catalina Video.
- 1994 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Non-Sexual Role - "Revenge of the Bi-Dolls", Catalina Video.
- 1995 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Director - "Idol Country", HIS Video.
- 2000 Grabby Award winner of Best Director and Best Video.
- 2001 GayVN Award Best Director - "Echoes", Men of Odyssey.
- 2002 GayVN Award Best Director (Bisexual Video) - "Mile Bi Club", All Worlds Video.
- 2003 GayVN Award Best Director (with John Rutherford) - "Deep South: The Big and the Easy Part 1" and "Part 2", Falcon Studios.
- 2006 GayVN Award Best Director - "Wrong Side of the Tracks Part One" and "Part Two", Rascal Video.
- 2006 Grabby Award Best Director - "Wrong Side of the Tracks Part One" and "Part Two", Rascal Video.
- 2009 GayVN Award Trailblazer 
- 2011 Cyber Socket "Best Personality"
- 2012 Cyber Socket "Best Personality"
- "Sex Becomes Him: How one portly, effeminate lad from Minnesota rose to the top of the gay porn industry"
- "Chi Chi LaRue leaves Vivid"
- Spargo, Chris (25 November 2012). "Willam Returns To Logo With ‘Trouble’". New Now Next. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- "GayVN Awards past winners (select year from droplist)". AVN.
- "Grabby Award Winners 2000". Gay Chicago Magazine. Archived from the original on 2002-06-09.
- "The 16th Annual (2005) Grabby Award Winners". Grabbys - Gay Chicago Magazine. May 27, 2006. Archived from the original on July 9, 2006.
- Official website
- Chi Chi LaRue at the Internet Movie Database
- http://c1r.com Channel 1 Releasing Notice: Contains nudity and pornographic content.
- http://chichilarue.com Chi Chi LaRue Official Blog Notice: Contains nudity and pornographic content.