People in theatrical motion pictures aspire to win an Academy Award; not there's the "Dickies". That's the moniker for the Gay Erotic Video Awards, first presented in November 1992 by the Gay Video Guide. More than 20 nude statuettes with upraised arms holding a star are presented, and just to keep the Dicks, well, separate, some smaller Dickies are presented in a campy category called the Gender Awards.
Emcee Chi Chi LaRue may be the worst drag queen since Milton Berle, but is an Entertainer with a capital E. LaRue introduces the presenters. Jack Wranger, superstar of gay porn in its dawning years, is named in the Hall of Fame and is shown via a videotaped acceptance from New York.
The video abridges nearly three hours of the ceremony and intersperses candid on-the-spot interviews with the stars to break up the repetitive nature of the presentations. Only a few clips from the winning pictures are presented and the audio seems to be taped from the house system at The Arena (the venue for the ceremony), which is designed for ear-splitting discotheque dance music. This makes many of the words spoken hard to understand. Title cards come to the rescue. The cheap vinyl box won't sell this, so retailers should call customer's attention to it.