2006 GayVN Award Pics Part 2: Now with Commentary!
Awards shows fall somewhere between a class reunion and a bar fight. While it’s glorious to see everyone again at first and politics are initially cast aside, the steady beat of wins and losses takes its toll and defensiveness builds. Luckily, by the time the last awards were announced at the 2006 GayVN Awards last Thursday, the alcohol had macerated bruised egos and removed most residual bitterness. Of course, that’s when the night begins to lurch toward the surreal…
It helped this year that no one film swept the awards — even the Best Picture resulted in a tie for Lucas Entertainment’s Dangerous Liaisons and Rascal Video’s Wrong Side of the Tracks. Given Michael Lucas and Rascal’s Chi Chi LaRue famously contentious relationship, one would be hard pressed to argue the awards weren’t presented fairly. Other big winners included Raging Stallion’s sexcellent Arabesque, Bel Ami’s Lukas in Love and Liquid Dreamz podiatric Wet Dreamz of Genie.
Highlights of the evening included host Chi Chi LaRue’s ferocious sado-equestrian outfit, Michael Lucas’ cocksure accptance speech (“If you didn’t vote for me, fuck you!”) and the barrage of ice cubes that pelted him afterward. The worldly and charmante Gus Mattox’s capture of Perfomer of the Year had the crowd (and us) applauding wildly, and Chad Hunt’s impromptu striptease at Chi Chi’s Golightly-esque afterparty had our tongues wagging. And while it’s hard to look better than an 11-inch cock, it was great to see NakedSwordsman 2006 Owen Hawk (with hubby Mattias Von Fistenberg) gripping the award for Best Specialty Video (Extreme) for Mutiny like their Lucite love child. I can’t imagine any one being prouder.
Matthew Rush and Bruce Beckham courtesy MatthewRush.com
Colton Ford courtesy Starrfucker.net
Rare non-ironic photo of Jack and me courtesy Starrfucker.net
Hot House exclusive Alex Fuerte with Starrfucker editor Jeremy J