Chi Chi LaRue: The Gay Porn Blog Interview

Posted August 10, 2005 2:00 AM by with 39 comments

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When I think of what brought me into the gay porn industry, many factors — including luck — come into play, but a big one was the book Making it Big: Sex, Porn Stars, and Me — Chi Chi LaRue’s autobiography which I read about ten years ago. Once I read it there was no turning back. Over the years, he’s turned out so many movies it’s easy to loose track. In the past year alone he brought us BOLT, Kollide, Supersoaked, Wicked and the extravagant Heaven to Hell.

He sits at the helm of a true gay porn empire that Martha Stewart would be envious of: His own porn studio, a bevy of books and scads of Web sites. But perhaps most importantly he’s taken an army of hot boys and made them porn stars: Johnny Hazzard anyone?

But what can I really say about Mssr. LaRue that hasn’t already been said? An auteur. A visionary. A true porn legend. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to call him a friend. Plug away! Tell us about your most recent projects. I’m getting ready to film our biggest movie of the year called “Wrong Side of the Tracks”, starring Rascal Exclusive Johnny Hazzard, All Worlds Exclusive Chad Savage, Marcus Iron, Trevor Knight, and newcomer Benjamin Bradley.  Also in the cast will be our other exclusives Luca DiCorso, Eddie Stone, Theo Blake, and our two new bodybuilder finds Luke Strong and Tyler Riggz.  I’m also excited about our new all-oral project called “HEAD”, and I’m sure you can guess where that takes place.  For any fans of the boys of straight porn, we just finished “Str8 Shots 2”, with straight studs Tommy Gunn, Grant Michaels, Tyler Knight, and more.

Birthday/Sign? Nov 8th /Scorpio.
Do you have any idea how many movies you’ve directed? I lost track at about 400
Top or Bottom? N/A cause I’m a cocksucker.
Single or Taken? I consider myself taken by all my friends. That’s the best relationship you can have.
What turns you on? CD shopping and a stroll thru Nieman Marcus.
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What turns you off? Walking in full drag through a hotel lobby or casino full of straight people who feel the need to point and gawk.
Judging from Mr. Lucas’ answer to the above question, are we to believe that you and he are not friends anymore? Were we REALLY friends to begin with? I thought so, but I guess not. 
Best ways for fans/new talent to get in touch with you? E-mail me at
Whenever I ask porn stars how they cam up with their name, they almost always say, “Chi Chi gave it to me”.  How do you come up with porn star names? I always ask the guy the name of the street he grew up on, his first pet’s name or someone he had a crush on in high school.  Between that we can usually come up with a name.  In the case of some people like Bobby Williams and Robbie Angel, it just came to me when I met them.
How did you come up with the name Chi Chi LaRue? A bunch of us guys were sitting around trying to come up with our drag names and my friend Michael had a nickname for me called Chi Chi Box, so I took Chi Chi and my friend Scott came up with LaRue.
Have you slept with a lot of porn stars in your day? TONS! (laughs).
Does working in porn for so long desensitize you to sex? Absolutely, that’s why I direct straight porn for Vivid, it makes me appreciate man sex.

Who is your very best friend? Are you trying to get me killed? I have many but the two that stick out in my mind are my dear friends Bradley Picklesimer, and Vince Fauci aka Mona.
Who is Taylor Hudson? That was a director name thought up for me by Catalina Video because they thought Chi Chi LaRue wasn’t butch enough.  When the Chi Chi name became popular, of course they switched it back to Chi Chi.
How do you define your porno aesthetic? Dirty, delicious, fun and safe.
What’s the first porn you saw? “Pretty Peaches” starring Sharon Kane.
What’s your best movie to date?  If you say your last one, we’re so not going to believe you. It would have to be the “Link” series or Idol Country, but of course Echoes and BOLT are pretty damn good too.
What’s the best porn you’ve seen in the past year that you haven’t directed? I hate to jump on the bandwagon, but I will: Buckleroos was amazing, I’m very proud of Jerry and John.
What porn director most influenced you? Joe Gage, his movies were and still are the best.
What mainstream director most influenced you? That’s easy, the amazing John Waters.
What single element is absolutely essential for a good fuck scene? Chemistry.
Does you family know? Absolutely. They know about everything. They even get me little drag items for Christmas.
Your stranded on a desert island with nothing but a DVD player: which one porn and one porn star would you bring along? Joe Gage’s “Closed Set” and Filippo Romano, because he is damn fun and I know he would make me laugh the whole time.


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39 responses to Chi Chi LaRue: The Gay Porn Blog Interview

  1. Markus Ram August 10th, 2005 at 8:49 AM

    Chi Chi is great — one of the truly good-hearted people in this business. He directed me in my first film and couldn’t have been more supportive. From the lessons I learned I was able to go on and do some pretty good work for other studios — always with an eye on what was important to make the scene work!
    Thanks Chi Chi, and thank you guys for the interview.


  2. richard August 10th, 2005 at 10:50 AM

    I’ve seen her perform at the nightclubs here in TN and in addition to making a great porno movie, she’s also a fabulous drag queen. She knows how to get a crowd rilled up!


  3. Mr. Ray's Wig World (Troy) August 10th, 2005 at 10:53 AM

    Awesome interview! I DO loves me some Chi Chi LaRue! Chi Chi is a porn legend, a drag icon and remains one of the most approachable and down to earth persons I have the honor of knowing. I have laughed so hard with her at times that I’ve thought I’d hyperventilate. Her films are top-notch examples of what newcomers should aspire to and she is an inspiration to many people. Chi Chi is why I have chosen to work in this business and why I remain in the industry. I love her ’cause she is a fellow mid-westerner and a nasty, dirty slut!


  4. nico_icon August 10th, 2005 at 10:58 AM

    She is a nasty, dirty slut! The orgy scene in Bolt is the hottest thing ever.


  5. ronnie August 10th, 2005 at 12:32 PM

    Chi Chi’s movies are the best. I think I must own 50 of them by now!


  6. frenchy August 10th, 2005 at 1:08 PM

    id like to hear about Pavel Novotny and lovely danny saradon, u dont speak enough about european models


  7. ThrustPuppy August 10th, 2005 at 3:41 PM

    Chi Chi is a fucking rock star god who makes some insanely hot fuck flicks. My hat off to you Chi Chi!

    XoXoXo – ThrustPuppy!


  8. Joe August 10th, 2005 at 3:44 PM

    Thanks for the interview with Herself.

    It is refreshing to see someone who remembers that the whole “nasty, bitchy queen” thing is supposed to be just an act.

    Moreover, Chi Chi’s movies are brilliant. Not for the acting, mind – porn stars are athletes, not actors. ;-)

    We loves us some of that sports.


  9. Tra-La_la August 10th, 2005 at 8:37 PM

    One time I had cancer and after watching a Chi Chi movie I was cured and then I was in a coffee shop and I saw the image of Chi Chi in the coffee grounds at the bottom of my cup and then I was on Fire Island dressed all fem and the only person who would talk to me was Chi Chi and then I worked my fingers to the bone and brought my entire family from Nebraska to Iowa to see a Chi Chi show and as we drove away we were so happy we all sang “Cherry Bomb’ in pig-latin and then id like to hear about Pavel Novotny and lovely danny saradon, u dont speak enough about european models………..


  10. Nijinsky August 10th, 2005 at 10:39 PM

    I think that if the porn world was actually interested in true eroticism and wasn’t about people making themselves as completely insensitive as they can to hurting other people, I think that then Mr. Chi Chi wouldn’t even know what to do in it.


  11. Damon DeMarco August 11th, 2005 at 12:50 AM

    I hate to use the word “classy” when it comes to anything porn related, but in a weird way, it applies. I say CLassy because while so many people in the porn industry are proving themselves to be “nasty, bitchy queens”, like Joe said above, Chi Chi has always been a refreshingly articulate, intelligent, and *totally depraved* human being. I’ve worked with Chi Chi only once (so far) but it was the best experience I had on a shoot to date. Thanks Chi Chi, and see you soon!! :-D


  12. plaisir anal August 11th, 2005 at 6:15 AM

    please id like some news about porn star pavel novotny and upcoming Danny saradon (belami) please speak about the european porn star!!


  13. Jake August 11th, 2005 at 8:43 AM

    I realy like chi chi and all and she/he directs good porn… But i dont like drag at all eventhough im gay. To me if ur drag that sounds like your not proud of being a man. Like u want to be a woman to fuck a man. I enjoy being gay, and I would never wanna be a woman, to suck a mans cock… U guys shure do have a lot of comment 2day!


  14. Hunter James August 11th, 2005 at 9:31 AM

    I remember before we met being a little apprehensive because of bullshit rumors I had heard over the years and because ChiChi is so larger than life that I was intimidated. All of that changed about 3 seconds after meeting him! No one has ever made me feel so instantly welcome, like family. He’s warm and insane and filthy and bar none the nicest person I have ever met in the industry! I love you ChiChi! :)


  15. Chi Chi LaRue August 11th, 2005 at 10:27 AM

    im laughing,crying and all of the above.
    you guys are great. thanks for the sweet and honest comments. to jake, its ok that you dont like drag i hate it sometimes myself,but thats what make the gay community so amazing,we can all be diffrent. and anyway i would look awful in buttless chaps. to the boys who have worked for me, you all desirve the utmost respect. you put yourselfs out there for the world to are all stars!!! you will all be working for me again soon. to my pals…you know who you are…cha cha heels!!! lol, give me that pigeon!
    chi chi


  16. Matthew Rush August 11th, 2005 at 6:30 PM

    The first time I met Chi Chi I was put in a thong and presented to her as she sat at the bar at the Eagle in Columbus Ohio. Her first words to me were “What’s up Ugly?” I don’t know if you remember that Chi Chi but I do. At the time I was crushed but then quickly realized you were joking.
    Years later I joined Falcon and got to work with Chi Chi on a number of movies. Some of those movies are the fondest memories I have. I had so much fun working with her.

    Chi Chi no matter what anyone says, you are an icon and you have my utmost respect. I love you. Thanks for never making me say “lick that sweaty bodybuilder ass” ever again! Miss ya!


  17. Dale August 11th, 2005 at 7:54 PM

    I’ve lucked out being Internet penpals to porn studs such as Zak Spears and Gus Mattox ( among others )… they all LOVE ChiChi! The only one is Christian Boeving who is also from the same small Missouri town I am from… he was in “Posing Strap” as Lance Bronson and will not talk about that part of his past! Sorry he doesn’t want to join the party!


  18. Michael Strangeways August 12th, 2005 at 10:44 AM

    I haven’t spoken to ChiChi, in 15 years and have never forgiven him for not mentioning me in his book; it was thanks to me and my fabulous recommendation that he got his 1st job in LA at Catalina, (though I did tell them he ate too much pizza) but I’ll let bygones be bygones. Telling people I knew ChiChi back in Minneapolis pre-superstardom has given me hours of useful cocktale chit-chat. And I’ll always cherish the memories of that special weekend in Hollywood I slept on the wig hair encrusted floor of that 1st tacky apartment and our special weekend in Vegas at his 1st CES show…Viva La Chi-Chi and long may she live!!!!


  19. Eddie Stone August 12th, 2005 at 11:15 AM

    I’ve been a Rascal Exclusive with Chi Chi for about two years now, and I can say from seeing her in full drag queen persona to just plain day to day Larry,that through it all, he is someone who is passionate his work, takes care of those around him and strives to do better with each project. I’m proud to be associated with him and I hope we have many many years of work and friendship ahead. Love you!


  20. Max Phillips August 12th, 2005 at 1:07 PM

    I have had some of the best times shooting movies for Chi Chi over the past 8 years. It was lots of fun. “We all work hard down here”


  21. J.C. Adams August 12th, 2005 at 9:14 PM

    I remember the first time I “met” Chi Chi…I was a newbie reviewer for “Adult Video News” and I had given a lukewarm review to a movie she had spent a lot of time on, and a positive review to a movie she knocked out in one day.

    I happened to be at Mickey Skee’s house when Miss Chi Chi called, and Mickey told her I was there. I was ten feet away and I heard her yell, “PUT HIM ON THE PHONE!!!” Yikes!

    We actually had a terrific conversation and I credit her for improving my skills as a reviewer in those early days, and for planting in my head the idea to direct. Every serious reviewer should direct at least once! You’ll think twice, or three times, about tearing apart someone’s movie.


  22. fanboi August 12th, 2005 at 9:49 PM

    I love Chi Chi movies.

    For Oral Exam And Lickety Split Alone she get my vote for favorite director


  23. mike August 12th, 2005 at 10:19 PM

    Who’s the guy in the “Catch Your Men!” pic?


  24. MarkVincent August 14th, 2005 at 2:49 AM

    When I was a young, blossoming faggot and drama-queen, I would imagine playing the part of a sick and dying child … with the understanding that if I got picked for “Make A Wish” it was Julie Andrews I wanted to come visit me in the hospital.

    As a fully mature man-pig, if I ever find myself playing out that hospital scene and get picked for “Make A Wish” … Chi-Chi, it’s YOU I wanna see at my bedside now.

    Of course it’d be really great if you could get Miss Andrews to come with you …


  25. Luvs August 14th, 2005 at 9:39 AM

    I just want to thank Chi Chi for all those hot movies! Bobby Williams is the guy I’m after!


  26. Brock Webster August 15th, 2005 at 7:40 PM

    I had the pleasure of working with Chi Chi on a movie last year and it was one of the best experiences I have had so far. I was really nervous about actually meeting her on an actual set even though we had met a few years before in Toronto. But she put me at ease and I had the best time working with her. Chi Chi, I look forward to working with you again in the future. You are a genius and I am very fortunate to have been able to meet you and work with you and call you a friend!LOVE YOU!!!


  27. Carlos August 17th, 2005 at 12:04 AM

    What a fantastic interview. I will always love Chi Chi’s work..

    Now if you could only interview Filippo Romano.. That man is just so.. yum..


  28. Chi Chi LaRue August 18th, 2005 at 4:57 PM

    Hey everyone
    again i say thanks for all the great words.
    we are all stars, each and everyone of us.
    chi chi


  29. Chad August 22nd, 2005 at 6:15 PM

    I think Chi Chi LaRue is an amazing director. I abousolutely hands down love his movies. I hope he goes on forever. I also love the fact that he is himself and unapologetic about it. I LOVE THAT, you go Chi Chi


  30. richard September 7th, 2005 at 12:25 PM

    Chi Chi taught me how to enjoy being gay. In london in the 90’s when i was coming out the only sexy masculine role models that we could get hold of where in Chi Chi’s films.

    Perhaps as a result, porn stars always fascinated me. I just got home from San Francisco where i caught matthew rush in 12 naked men, the show about hustling hollywood etc. I was sat in the front row- the bugger nearly killed me as he rollerbladed past me. For anyone who gets the chance, go and see this play. I guess chi chi won’t mind sharing this limelught with mathew. he was great. the play is sexy and funny and mr rush can act. Oddly enough ended up picing up one of his exe’s that evening quite seperately but that is another story and all seems a bit surreal.

    None the less without Chi Chi’s taste in men, vision and enjoyment of sex, many gay lives would be very different. what happened to tyler gunn?


  31. mr joel September 8th, 2005 at 10:06 PM

    I love Chi Chi’s movies. Her taste in guys is absolutely uncanny and fantastic. Chi Chi knows how to pick her men. They are always so sexy and hot. Chi Chi knows what gay eroticism is really all about.


  32. Andrea September 18th, 2005 at 10:51 AM

    Who is the guy with the blue eyes in the Chi Chi pictures ???


  33. Chi Chi LaRue September 19th, 2005 at 12:16 PM

    The boy in the pics is Rascal exclusive Luca Dicorrso.
    he is yummy


  34. jon December 27th, 2005 at 5:12 AM

    Where is TREVOR KNIGHT? That man has everything I need and want


  35. Tony December 29th, 2005 at 5:43 AM

    Es una profesional y los latinos la amamos!!!!!!


  36. sal May 27th, 2006 at 5:29 AM

    great to watch those clips
    i want more


  37. Posh Gay August 1st, 2007 at 11:23 AM

    yummy =)))))))))))))


  38. Bob June 27th, 2008 at 8:19 PM

    Mick Roberts did many porn video for the Bodyshopp out of San Diego AKA as Angel

    He was really riped then. Was said he was a Marine. Those abs on would love to eat off.


  39. Bob June 27th, 2008 at 8:20 PM

    Mike Roberts did many porn video for the Bodyshopp out of San Diego AKA as Angel

    He was really riped then. Was said he was a Marine. Those abs on would love to eat off.


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