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16 June 2008

Chi Chi LaRue (1959 - ) porn director, drag performer.

Larry Paciotti was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, Bob Dylan's home town. He was first influenced by glam-rock, and became half of a drag-duo in Minneapolis.


When he moved to California his extensive knowledge of pornography got him a job as an administrative assistant. In first years of AIDS, when directors in the industry were dying off, he was able to talk himself into directing gay porn. However he wasn’t considered butch enough, until his other career as a drag performer started to take off.

Chi Chi LaRue also works as a disc jockey. Later he also directed straight porn. He has won many awards from the porn industry. Has also directed as David Lawrence and Taylor Hudson. He was a friend of the late Karen Dior and introduced her to the porn business.

*No relation to Danny La Rue.

  • Chi Chi Larue with John Erich. Making It Big: Sex Stars, Porn Films, and Me. New York: Alyson Books 250 pp 1997.
  • Mike Aho (dir). Sex Becomes Her: The True Life Story of Chi Chi LaRue with Chi Chi Larue. US 70 mins 2001.
  • Angie Carlson. “Sex Becomes Him: How one portly, effeminate lad from Minnesota rose to the top of the gay porn industry”. The Independent Weekly. Aug 8, 2001. www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/PrintFriendly?oid=16264



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