Chi Chi LaRue

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Chi Chi LaRue
Chi Chi LaRue.jpg
Born Larry David Paciotti
(1959-11-08) November 8, 1959 (age 54)
Hibbing, Minnesota
Other names Lawrence David
Taylor Hudson
Website
http://www.chichilarue.com

Larry David Paciotti (born November 8, 1959) is an American gay pornographic film director. He appears as the drag-diva persona Chi Chi LaRue, which is also the directorial credit name of Lawrence David and Taylor Hudson, who direct bisexual, gay, and heterosexual porn films.[1] He does not direct in drag.[2]

Career[edit]

"Chi Chi LaRue" began when Paciotti moved to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area and began performing in drag as one-half of "The Weather Gals", a "hag drag" revue.[3] He and a friend moved to California 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.[4] Even as a "DJ" ("DJ Paciotti"), Paciotti conducts most public business as "Chi Chi LaRue", and has a significance presence in the pornographic film industry moving up the line of responsibility and creativity so that he was soon directing high demand pornographic product.[3] LaRue has directed hundreds of gay porn films since 1988.[citation needed] He now owns Catalina Video, a label under his umbrella company Channel 1 Releasing.[3]

In 2003, he began to divide his directorial time between: Vivid Video, where he gets along with much of the female talent, particularly Jenna Jameson.[citation needed] LaRue divided his attention between Vivid Video; and his own Rascal Video.[citation needed]

In 2006, LaRue announced that he would no longer produce films for Vivid Video because they were featuring actors and actresses having sex without condoms.[5]

In 2007, LaRue was chosen as one of Out magazine's Top 50 most influential people in the LGBT community.[3]

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 describe performer Blake Riley's first encounter with a woman.

In 2012, LaRue directed the music video for "Trouble" by RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Willam Belli, which premiered on Logo TV.[6]

Awards[edit]

Chi Chi LaRue at the Free Speech Coalition's 13th Annual Night of the Stars Dinner
  • 1990 Dave Awards winner of Best Video and Best Director for "More of a Man" (All Worlds Video).[citation needed]
  • 1991 AVN award Best Director (Gay Video) - "The Rise" (as Taylor Hudson), Catalina Video.[7]
  • 1991 AVN Award Best Non-Sexual Performance–Bi, Gay, or Trans Video - "More of a Man", All Worlds Video.[7]
  • 1992 Gay Erotic Video Awards Best Director - "Songs in the Key of Sex", HIS Video (tied with Jerry Douglas, "Kiss-Off", All Worlds Video).[citation needed]
  • 1993 AVN Award Best Director (Gay Video) - "Songs in the Key of Sex", HIS Video.[7]
  • 1993 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Special Interest Video - "Chi Chi LaRue's Hardbody Video Magazine", Odyssey Men.[citation needed]
  • 1993 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Gender Bender - "Valley of the Bi Dolls", Catalina Video.[citation needed]
  • 1994 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Non-Sexual Role - "Revenge of the Bi-Dolls", Catalina Video.[citation needed]
  • 1995 Gay Erotic Video Award Best Director - "Idol Country", HIS Video.[citation needed]
  • 2000 Grabby Award winner of Best Director and Best Video.[8]
  • 2001 GayVN Award Best Director - "Echoes", Men of Odyssey.[7]
  • 2002 GayVN Award Best Director (Bisexual Video) - "Mile Bi Club", All Worlds Video.[7]
  • 2003 GayVN Award Best Director (with John Rutherford) - "Deep South: The Big and the Easy Part 1" and "Part 2", Falcon Studios.[7]
  • 2006 GayVN Award Best Director - "Wrong Side of the Tracks Part One" and "Part Two", Rascal Video.[7]
  • 2006 Grabby Award Best Director - "Wrong Side of the Tracks Part One" and "Part Two", Rascal Video.[9]
  • 2009 GayVN Award Trailblazer [7]
  • 2011 Cyber Socket "Best Personality"
  • 2012 Cyber Socket "Best Personality"

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