December 8, 1997

Event: Gay Erotic Video Awards 1997


The Sixth Annual Gay Erotic Video Awards were held at the Hollywood Palace in Los Angeles on Monday, December 8, 1997. More than 800 people attended the event, which raised $10,000 through donations and a silent auction for Being Alive, an L,A.–based organization of and for people with HIV/AIDS. The show, which was hosted by Ryan Idol and Chi Chi LaRue, featured some of the porn industry’s best-known performers giving and receiving awards in more than 20 categories.

When the screen studs weren’t busy vying for the coveted trophy, nicknamed “the Dickie,’ they mingled with fans and were photographed and interviewed by national TV and print journalists. Although celebrity judge Sandra Bernhard was a no-show, disco diva Stacey Q gave the crowd a blast from the past as she duetted with Karen Dior on her 1986 hit “Two of Hearts.” Boogie Nights never had it so good.

Seen (from top): Award winner Jim Buck, Max Grand and Kyle Brandon, Austin, Kurt Young and Jordan Young

Reprinted from HX magazine (1997)