Postcard from the porn Oscars

Posted on 21 Feb 2008 at 4:35pm
By Daniel A. Kusner

SAN FRANCISCO Big D was in the house at the 10th annual Gay Video News Awards held Feb. 16, at the San Francisco Gift Center and Jewelry Mart. Dallas couple Jesse Santana and Guy Partner were collectively nominated for nine awards. And with the help of two Colt Studio hunks, Highland Park-bred Tom Chase announced winners in two categories: Best Leather Video and Best Oral Scene.

The red carpet entrances were mouthwatering a sea of camera-ready hunks, twinks and the godfathers of gay porn.

In the cocktail lounge, "Tales of the City" author Armistead Maupin held court with trans-superstar Buck Angel, who’s featured in Maupin’s latest, "Michael Tolliver Lives."

Guests made their way to tables that were overflowing with swag: countless bottles of personal lube and DVDs. The festivities began with an invocation from director Chi Chi LaRue. And then Lady Bunny took the stage with a hilarious musical mashup that made fun of Whitney Houston ("the lesbian crack whore") and transformed the song "All that Jazz" to "All that Jizz."

As the evening continued, Bunny got drunker, filthier and funnier.

Santana and Parker announced three categories, but Santana only went home with one statue for Best Threesome: "Just Add Water." In his acceptance speech, Santana thanked former Dallasite and Jet Set honcho Chris Steele.

Raging Stallion’s "Grunts" swept the major categories, including Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Sex Scene. The ceremony was impressively paced. Hardly any acceptance speeches lasted more than one minute (although many included the F word).

Lady Bunny closed the awards in style, calling all the nominees "sluts!" and then spitting her gum out at the crowd.

Daniel A. Kusner



This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition February 22, 2008

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