Gay News: Steven Scarborough’s Lifetime Achievement at the Grabbys
Normally we stick to just the flesh, man. But after all the Grabbys hubbub died down, one thing stood out: Hot House prez Steven Scarborough’s acceptance speech for his Lifetime Achievement Award. Not only is he charming and handsome (above in the grey shirt), he also was incredibly important in the development of the modern gay porn industry, and in making studios like Falcon and Hot House what they are today.
Many newer porn consumers don’t realize how influential the late 80s and early 90s were on the modern porn industry: the look, the promotion of exclusive, the safer sex, the free speech battles. Things in porn’s gay industry may be changing rapidly, but we — and to a larger extent the gay movement in general — owes a lot to the gay men who were on the front lines at the time when porn WAS the only positive representation of gay in the media. So thanks, Steven, and congratulations.