The controversial comedian Kathy Griffin will host the third Str8UpGayPorn Awards 2020. Despite increasing attacks on pornography and freedom of expression worldwide, this is another indication that adult entertainment is starting to become more normal. After all, the comedienne still belongs to the upper B league of the mainstream entertainment industry.
For three years now, the Str8UpGayPorn Awards have been honoring special achievements in gay pornography. The award ceremony, organized by the gay news blog Str8UpGayPorn, will take place on January 12, 2020, during the St8UpGayPorn Summit and will be hosted by comedy star Kathy Griffin.
The blog was founded five years ago and has since received several awards. It has become culturally influential and reports on national and international events with a focus on gay adult entertainment. The publication’s articles have been widely cited in mainstream media, including the Los Angeles Times and VICE.
The festival describes itself with the words: »The Str8UpGayPorn Awards pays tribute to the stars of gay adult film, many of whom are sexual role models for gay men around the world who struggle being accepted because of their sexuality.«
The moderator of the award ceremony herself has not had it easy in recent years. After all, the popular comedian had been sharply criticized by right-wing conservative media in the USA for posing in a photoshoot with a severed, bloody head of Donald J. Trump.
The massive outcry had caused the comedian to disappear from public view for a while. On January 11, the actress will again step into the spotlight and, according to the organizers, give a speech in defense of freedom of speech – a key concern of adult entertainment in the USA, as the industry enjoys far-reaching judicial protection because it was able to successfully invoke freedom of expression in numerous lawsuits.
On 12 January Griffin will become the third host of the Str8UpGayPorn Awards after Saran Bernhard and Bianca Del Rio. Commenting on her performance, Griffin said: »I’ve had the honor of performing for many kinds of audiences. I’ve been to the top, the bottom, the versatile, and baby, now I’m back! This is going to be a hell of a weekend. From giving the keynote speech on Saturday to participating as the awards host on Sunday, I’m thrilled to head – I mean, ‘stand erect,’ oh, let’s go with ‘pull a comedy train’ – in a packed, and I mean ‘packed,’ room full of hot, gay male porn stars and the men who fluff them. What could be more fun? I can’t wait!«
The event will take place at the Avalon Hollywood nightclub.
Here are the nominees for the 3rd Str8UpGayPorn Awards:
—“Le Garçon Scandaleux” [CockyBoys] —“Scared Stiff 2” [NakedSword] —“Sacred Band Of Thebes” [Men] —“Vegas Nights” [Helix Studios] —“Winter Break” [8teenBoy]
Performer Of The Year:
—Jake Jaxson, “Le Garçon Scandaleux” [CockyBoys] —Alex Roman, “Vegas Nights” [Helix Studios] —mr. Pam and Chi Chi LaRue, “Scared Stiff 2” [NakedSword] —Max Carter, “Winter Break” [8teenBoy] —Marc MacNamara, “The Rental House” [Men]
—Sean Ford, “Le Garçon Scandaleux” [CockyBoys] —Cameron Parks, “Vegas Nights” [Helix Studios] —Dante Colle, “Scared Stiff 2” [NakedSword] —Bruce Beckham, “Get Your Dick Outta My Son” [Men] —Mickey Taylor, “Psycho Joe” [NakedSword]
Best Supporting Actor:
—Michael Del Ray, “Get Your Dick Outta My Son” [Men] —Kyle Ross, “Vegas Nights” [Helix Studios] —Adam Ramzi, “Scared Stiff 2” [NakedSword] —Diego Sans, “The Rental House” [Men] —Caleb Gray, “Winter Break” [8teenBoy]
Scene Of The Year:
—Austin Wilde & Mateo Vice, “Austin Creampies Mateo” [GuysInSweatpants] —Joey Mills & Pierce Paris, “Running Butthole Challenge” [Men] —Eluan Jeunuet, Andrei Karenin, & Blake Mitchell “An American In Prague” [BelAmi] —Pheonix Fellington & Ashton Summers, “Fellington’s Flip-Fuck” [Helix Studios] —Calvin Banks & Mateo Vice, “Calvin Banks & Mateo Vice Flip-Fuck Raw” [CockyBoys] —Kurtis Wolfe & Trent King, “Raw Construction” [Raging Stallion]
—“Vegas Nights,” Taylor Saracen [Helix Studios] —“Five Brothers,” DP Welles [NakedSword] —“Psycho Joe,” Mickey Taylor [NakedSword] —“Le Garçon Scandaleux,” Jake Jaxson [CockyBoys] —“Scared Stiff 2,” Jackie Beat [NakedSword]
Favorite Group Scene:
—Ashton Summers, Jacob Hansen, Andy Taylor, “Lusty Three” [Helix Studios] —Kevin Warhol, Jerome Exupery, Helmut Huxley [BelAmi] —Theo Brady, Küper, Ash Hendricks, “Big Dick Fuckfest” [GuysInSweatpants] —Alam Wernik, Ben Masters, Clark Davis [CockyBoys] —Wesley Woods, Michael Boston, Myles Landon, Joe Ex, “Return To Sender” [FamilyDick] —Johnny Rapid, Beaux Banks, Justin Matthews, “Men Bang Part 3” [Men]
Favorite Duo Scene:
—Jason Vario & Dante Colle, “Bareback Crashpad” [Raging Stallion] —Vincent O’Reilly & Justin Matthews, “Vincent’s Weekend Facial” [GuysInSweatpants] —Max Adonis & Ty Mitchell, “Max And Ty Raw” [CockyBoys] —Colby Chambers & Mickey Knox, “Every Room In The House: The Gym” [Colby Knox] —Joey Mills & JJ Knight, “Elevator Pitcher” [Men] —Rhyheim Shabazz & John Thomas, “Rhyheim Fucks John” [TimTales]
Favorite Versatile Scene:
—Colby Tucker & Angel Rivera, “Wet Dreams” [Men] —Calvin Banks & Josh Brady, “Alphas” [Helix] —Ricky Roman & Mateo Vice, “Mateo Vice And Ricky Roman” [CockyBoys] —Jack Harrer & Manuel Rios, “Manuel & Jack” [BelAmi] —Miller Axton & Orson Deane, “Vers Boys Have More Fun” [GuysInSweatpants] —Asher & Archie, “Asher And Archie” [Sean Cody]
Favorite DP Scene:
—Drew Dixon, Devon Lebron, and Sly in “Drew’s Xtreme DP Session” [TimTales] —Josh Brady, Travis Stevens, Ashton Summers, “Double Or Nothing” [Helix Studios] —Devin Franco, Colton Reece, Christian Finch, “Diary Of A Sex Addict” [Falcon] —Sven Basquiat, Kirk Gauguin, Justin Saradon [BelAmi] —Taylor Reign, Josh Moore, and Ricky Roman [CockyBoys] —Colby Chambers, Mickey Knox, Logan Cross, “Double-Dicking Logan” [Colby Knox]
Favorite Topping Performance:
—Cade Maddox, “Scared Stiff 2” [NakedSword] —Rhyheim Shabazz, “Rhyheim’s Threesome” [TimTales] —Devin Trez, “Devin Trez And Wesley Woods” [YoungPerps] —Austin Wolf, “Austin Wolf And Nico Leon” [CockyBoys] —Arad Winwin, “Power Yoga” [Men] —Blake Mitchell, “Mine” [Helix Studios]
Favorite Bottoming Performance:
—Andy Taylor, “Fist First” [Helix Studios] —Johnny Rapid, “Cum To Life Part 2” [Men] —Carter Dane, “Carter Dane And Cade Maddox” [CockyBoys] —Boomer Banks, “Cade’s Bank Deposit” [GuysInSweatpants] —Sharok, “Outta The Park” [Raging Stallion] —Ty Mitchell, “Free Form Gym Fuck” [ColbyKnox]
—“Lords Of Raw Dog” [Bromo] —“Just Being Me” [CockyBoys] —“Bareback Crashpad” [Raging Stallion] —“Men Bang [Men] —“Blake Mitchell Is An American In Prague” [BelAmi]
Favorite Gay Porn Star:
—Sean Cody’s Brysen
—Sean Cody’s Lane
—Sean Cody’s Jax