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Chi Chi LaRue
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Birthdate: November 8, 1959 (1959-11-08) (age 50)
Birth location: Hibbing, Minnesota
Birth name: Larry David Paciotti
Stage name(s): Lawrence David
Taylor Hudson
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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[citation needed].



LaRue moved to the Twin Cities area and began performing in drag as one-half of "The Weather Gals", a "hag drag" revue.[citation needed]

He 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.[citation needed]

LaRue worked at Catalina during the initial revelation of the AIDS crisis, in which many of the producers and directors in the gay porn industry were falling ill or dying.[1] This created an opportunity for LaRue to persuade Catalina management to allow him to direct full-length videos.

LaRue has directed hundreds of gay porn films since 1988.[citation needed] In 2003, he began to direct straight porn for Vivid Video, to which he became a favorite among female stars, particularly Jenna Jameson.[citation needed] For some time, LaRue divided his attention between Vivid Video and his own Rascal Video for Channel 1 Releasing.[citation needed]

In 2006, LaRue announced he would no longer produce films for Vivid Video because they were featuring actors and actresses having sex without condoms.[2]

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, Shy Love, and liking it.[3]

LaRue and partner Channel 1 Releasing opened their first company store, Chi Chi LaRue's, in West Hollywood in 2008. The store offers the entire Channel 1 catalog of more than 2,000 titles and products. An exclusive arrangement has also been made with One Condoms to provide all the protective barrier products for the store.[4]


  • 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.[5]
  • 1991 AVN Award Best Non-Sexual Performance–Bi, Gay, or Trans Video - "More of a Man", All Worlds Video.[5]
  • 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.[5]
  • 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.[6]
  • 2001 GayVN Award Best Director - "Echoes", Men of Odyssey.[5]
  • 2002 GayVN Award Best Director (Bisexual Video) - "Mile Bi Club", All Worlds Video.[5]
  • 2003 GayVN Award Best Director (with John Rutherford) - "Deep South: The Big and the Easy Part 1" and "Part 2", Falcon Studios.[5]
  • 2006 GayVN Award Best Director - "Wrong Side of the Tracks Part One" and "Part Two", Rascal Video.[5]
  • 2006 Grabby Award Best Director - "Wrong Side of the Tracks Part One" and "Part Two", Rascal Video.[7]


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