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Chi Chi LaRue

Age 56 (11/08/1959)

Biography

Chi Chi LaRue is a renowned director of gay and bisexual adult films. In addition, she directed under the pseudonyms “Lawrence David” and “Taylor Hudson”. She is the co-owner to Channel 1 Releasing and Rascal Video. A distinguishing characteristic of Chi Chi LaRue derives from his drag queen persona.

Chi Chi LaRue was an on-stage drag queen performer in the duo, “The Weather Gals”, in Minneapolis before moving to California to work for Catalina Video as an administrative assistant and publicist. The AIDS crisis in the adult film industry created opportunities for Chi Chi LaRue as she took more directorial duties when professionals left due to various factors at the time.

Since 1988, Chi Chi LaRue directed several adult films and on occasion, directed heterosexual pornographic movies for Vivid Video. She became a favorite among female porn stars, especially Jenna Jameson.

In 1991, Chi Chi LaRue won Best Director (Gay Video) for The Rise under the stage name Taylor Hudson at the AVN Awards. In addition, she won Best Non-Sexual Performance – Bi,Gay, Trans Video for More Of A Man.

In 1992, Chi Chi LaRue made a cameo appearance in Madonna’s music video “Deeper and Deeper”.

In 1993, Chi Chi LaRue won Best Director (Gay Video) again for Songs In The Key Of Sex at the AVN Awards.

In 2001, Chi Chi LaRue won Best Director for Echoes at the GayVN Awards,

She won the 2002 GayVN Award for Best Director (Bisexual Video) for Mile Bi Club, the next year.

In the following year, Chi Chi LaRue won the 2003 GayVN Award for Best Director (with John Rutherford) for Deep South: The Big And The Easy Part I and Part II

In 2004, Chi Chi LaRue was photographed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ XXX: Thirty Porn-Star Portraits. The section devoted to her contained an interview conducted by John Waters, writer and director of the 1988 film Hairspray. In addition, the photo shoots generated a companion HBO documentary titled Thinking XXX.

At the 2006 GayVN Awards, Chi Chi LaRue received another Best Director award for Wrong Side Of The Tracks Part I and Part II.

In 2007, Out magazine chose Chi Chi LaRue as one of the top 50 “Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America”.

 

 

 

 

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