Would You Watch A Bareback Movie From Director Chi Chi LaRue?

Posted September 8, 2017 by with 81 comments

Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 5.50.34 PMDirector Chi Chi LaRue posted this poll on Twitter today:

The fact that Chi Chi LaRue posted something like this means it’s a question of when, not if. And I say go for it, Chi Chi! What have you got to lose?

It’s not clear who Chi Chi LaRue’s bareback directorial debut would be for, since Men and Raging Hot Falcon—where LaRue regularly directs—all still use condoms. But, either of them could convert at any time, and it would of course be a double bareback debut (for the studio, and for Chi Chi), so think of the publicity! Or, Chi Chi could go shoot for a studio that’s already gone raw. Who knows…maybe she’ll direct a bareback movie for Lucas Entertainment? (LOL, kidding.)

Considering Chi Chi’s strong and unrelenting opposition to barebacking and her insistence on condom use over the years, going bareback now would be rich in hypocrisy, obviously. But, things change! So, calling her out on all that is a waste of time. The only thing that might be annoying is how much time everyone (including Chi Chi) wasted producing and acting in Chi Chi’s safe sex PSAs over the years, given that they’re apparently meaningless now. ICYMI:

 

  • erexshawn

    that cover shot of Chi Chi looks like it was taken with one of Sean Cody’s miracle washout color changing cameras

  • FrenchBug

    I do no get the appeal of bareback movies and the way the people who clamor for it approach them makes them still feel sleazy to me, although they clearly aren’t anymore in the way they used to be when SX and TIM were the “bareback studios”.
    I’d rather ChiChi not do it and mainstream studios stick to condoms.
    HOWEVER. I don’t think her going back now would so hypocritical. Truvada changes a lot of things regarding what we should consider “safe sex”. STD safety is important too but it doesn’t require the same symbolic messaging and, in concrete terms, when you implement a testing standard similar to the one in straight porn you have a manageable risk I guess. Not one *I*d be comfortable with if I were a performer but that’s up to them.
    What I mean is, as you say, things have changed. It is fair game to poke at her for going back after she was so self-righteous for so long but we also know that her films would probably not be what Duckface’s are in terms of disregard for the safety of performers, which should be paramount IMO.

    • NickDC

      Truvada only changes things IF the person does not miss their daily dosage everyday and, let’s not forget, as all of the US documentation states it is effective when combined with condoms and other prevention methods.

      • FrenchBug

        You are preaching to the choir here. I get that and I agree. But we cannot deny that “safe sex” means something different now than when she was first speaking out against barebacking sex.

        *I* would not be comfortable with only Truvada as my protection but I am from a generation for whom condoms mean something very important. I am however not blind that some not-crazy-or-sleazy people consider sex-on-Truvada safe sex and it certainly is to a large extent.

        Someone like Duckface advocates Truvada as a failsafe magic pill to save him money on safety procedures and absolve him of any responsibility for the health of his performers. That is vile. But I don’t think every producer approaches it that way and there is a responsible way to use Truvada and regular testing to minimize the risk to the point where some performers might consider it safe sex in good faith.

      • That Guy

        No. You’re misinformed. If you miss a dose, the pill becomes slightly less effective, but it doesn’t completely wear away it’s effectiveness.

    • Zealot

      What bugs me is that why the switch at all? If sales are down, why automatically attribute it to condoms? Why not consider that it may be the content of her videos? The output of C1R has been mostly retreads of former videos cut up and packaged as new product, when in actuality it a complication! She had a pretty good commodity in Jason Phoenix, who I thought she might use to build a new stable of stars around– the likes of which were the cornerstone of Catalina back in the day. I don’t know if Jason wasn’t interested in working all that much, but I recall his going to an awards show with his girlfriend and seeming very happy to be part of the industry and owning his bisexuality. Or maybe the fall-off was more about her own addiction distracting her from planning content around a stable of hot stars that would make us want to watch and eagerly await her next video. Hard to say…but I can posit that there were a lot of other things she could try to “fix” issues with C1R starting with stopping all the compilations and roll out some fresh content.

    • WhimsyCotton

      It is definitely sleazy. Let’s be real. We watch bareback movies because it’s exciting to watch something that should be a risk. I loved watching those Czech guys have sex in a busy subway station (and then inside the subway train itself), but I would never dream of doing something that wild. It’s exciting to watch a fantasy.

      • c_find

        Not everyone some people watch it for the intimacy and authenticity. The reason most studios are struggling is because there content comes across fake. Personally I like both bareback and condom films It’s really the chemistry I’m looking for. Furthermore, some models have performance issues due to condoms.

        • WhimsyCotton

          I don’t think chemistry has anything to do with whether the scene is condom or raw. The performers either have a connection or they don’t. When they don’t, at least there’s the physicality to look forward to if both performers are hot and good at what they do.

    • John M

      Not only has Truvada changed, testing is really, really good now. Highly accurate tests with a short window are now accessible for a lot of people.

      I’ve lost friends to AIDs, I have several HIV positive friends so I get it but when my boyfriend wanted to start barebacking we made an appointment at the local LGBT clinic together, had our blood drawn and less than a week later the condoms were no longer in the nightstand. And you know what? The sex is better without a condom.

      Unless porn stars just physically can’t keep it in their pants for two weeks they can get a full STI panel and fuck bareback without anything to worry about.

    • Jer

      My problem is the fetishization of not using condoms. I watch both types of porn, and prefer porn without condoms, but NOT the TIM kind where they’re fetishizing the fact that there’s no condom there; I prefer Sean Cody where it isn’t the only factor that could make the scene erotic. Wanna film bareback? Fine, make sure the models are safe and tested and focus on some semblance of a plot or something other than the fact there’s no condom present. If a lack of condom is the only good thing about the scene, it’s still going to be an awful scene.

  • Jackjack

    Didnt chichi replaced nica as director for iconmale? One of their upcoming movies is directed by chichi. Is call finding father with Danny gunn and kristofer Weston. Since icon already did bareback it could be with them

    • McM.

      Icon did a bareback film with “Real Couples” that have been together at least 5 times longer than any Helix or CockyBoys pairings. And that didn’t make much sense b/c not only did all eight performers in the film regularly fuck raw at other studios, two-thirds of performers at Icon Male were up to the same. I didn’t know why the studio felt the need to do a special release just for them.

      When it comes to the replacement director, Brendan Patrick was also offered that position. Somehow that place stays afloat with overwritten scenes, incest themes, and a funky camera that films everything with a purple overcast, so I don’t think it matters who directs upcoming movies.

      • FrenchBug

        IconMale movies look like softcore erotica to me. They spend a lot of time on the bad plots and you barely ever see any dicks or penetrations. It is all very weird and the appeal is lost on me.

        • McM.

          IconMale is gay porn made for straight women.
          That is what I’ve been told, anyway.

          • FrenchBug

            So basically, they are the porn movie equivalent of those basic white girls who come in gay bars, get very drunk and obnoxious, act like they run the place, want’em gays for best friends but complain to the bartender about the sexual activity in the bathrooms.
            Makes. So. Much. Sense.

  • Pertinax
  • sxg

    As long as her ass ain’t starring in it I’ll watch, but also depends with what studio and who will be in it. She’s already worked with barebacking pornstars might as well go full-hypocrite now.

    • FrenchBug

      As a French politician once said to defend himself against accusations of flip-flopping: “It is not the weathervane that changes direction, it is the wind.”

  • Scrapple

    I swear, I saw that pic and thought “Welp, she dead.” Now I see Chi Chi hasn’t died, but her integrity was murdered in a tragic hit and run. Eyewitness reports claim a woman with garish red lips and a slightly askew blonde wig was behind the wheel.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/71819543d7d05c43fa7b753af5585dd4e7d728e39af44e463c1131058e65a989.gif
    The woman was seen fleeing on oversized heeled feet and has yet to be apprehended. If you see her, please call the police.

    In lieu of flowers and donations, the family has asked you to do white lines off a stranger’s dick and call it art.

    • FrenchBug

      I am not as harsh on her as you are but I will say that doing it under the guise of a the-fans-have-spoken “Twitter poll” is cowardice at its finest. If you decided to go bareback, there are some arguments she can make. As I said below, I do think Truvada changes the context a little bit and could allow her some leeway to “change her mind” without completely losing her integrity.
      But hiding behind “fans” is cowardly – not to mention absolutely gutless since her self-righteous stance was always supposed to be about principles and health above “client demand” and sales.
      But now her principles are susceptible to change based on the whims of a Twitter poll? Gag me.

      • Scrapple

        That’s how she rolls. Let the fans and the coins dictate what you stand for.

        To be honest, I really don’t care either way. But I do find it funny that this is the same person who spent decades screaming about condoms, and talking about all the friends she lost to HIV and AIDS. Or the friends who drank and drugged themselves to death when they found out their status. Or the ones who committed suicide. Matt Gunther was literally just brought up yesterday, and his final days were not pretty. So for her to do this turnaround because there are dollars to be made is gross and opportunistic.

        • Pinko of the Grange

          The risks factors have changed very quickly, one must admit.

          • Scrapple

            Not really the point. The fact that she is even posing the question means she has considered it. For all we know the scene might already be in the can. So if she was already considering it, why not put those thoughts out there. Do another updated PSA about why you are entertaining the idea of putting your wig in that bareback ring. Present some new facts. Show people you came to an educated decision based on new information. Not because you saw your company’s bottom line and decided to get in on the action, and used a Twitter poll to justify your changed opinion.

          • Pinko of the Grange

            Well there is a lot of speculation in that post. Along with some very good advice.

        • moondoggy

          I like the way @frenchbug:disqus put it — I think this is more about (very) clumsy handling than about the idea that after thirty years of making condom porn, she suddenly realized the money is more important to her than friends she watched die.

          But a further lesson is that if you try to be at least five percent open-minded about how other people evaluate risk, your purity crown won’t clang-clang-clang quite so loudly when it falls.

          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b24b33ee632f9ed7c1183b91a081d592847200def383a712a368c6801e3b2207.gif

          • Scrapple

            I don’t see how you can be that militant about something and then seemingly let votes potentially change your opinion. I’d like to think that even in porn value systems can be retained in the presence of money.

            I liken it to Paula Deen spending decades telling people the lard and the butter and all the stuff she uses is true way to cook delicious food, while putting down healthier offerings other cooks are creating. Then one day she’s all “I’ve got diabetes y’all! Try this medication created by this pharmaceutical company who is sponsoring me, and be on the lookout for my new cookbook featuring light recipes!” That makes me not want to eat anything she cooks up.

          • WhimsyCotton

            But continuing to sell her old food while not actually partaking in it herself because of her diabetes would be even bigger hypocrisy. At least that’s how I see it. Her changing her schtick to peddling diabetic medication and “light recipes” is just her being a shitty person.

          • Pertinax

            Actually, I would like to watch this bitch being triple penetrated.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/aa46083a2944ccf87bcb0e5be95b96e79c35b205a26999acbddf38603bebeb72.jpg
            Just for fun.

          • Jer

            To be fair, the butter/lard aren’t the really dangerous stuff in her cooking, it’s the sugar.

            And diabetes is an endocrine disorder of sugar metabolism, not fat (lack of insulin or severe insulin resistance). Look into the sugar industry in the 50s/60s and how the low fat craze has caused astronomical rates of heart disease and diabetes. Humans are not meant to eat sugar unless it’s in fruit, our body does a fine enough job of creating glucose out of everything else we eat.

          • Scrapple

            I’d say the fat and sodium levels are just as important to monitor as the sugar intake.

          • Jer

            And is that based on your reading of scientific literature or because someone told you so?

          • Scrapple

            From my own personal experience. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to different foods. The only reason I didn’t mention sugar in my original post is because I don’t remember Paula being a huge sugar queen. There’s no need to be snotty. But thank you for the education and nutrition lesson, because until now I’ve never known what causes diabetes, and nobody in my family has ever been diagnosed with it, nor have I ever met someone who has had it. My life is very sheltered.

      • Devin

        But what she is doing will go right over most people’s heads. They will just take the poll and gag or whatever. Like most people don’t think that deeply….but like you see it’s cowardice. She needs to be called out and dragged all over twitter for these shenanigans she’s trying to pull

  • NickDC

    Nope. Not from this hypocrite.

    In an February 2008 Edge Media article titled “Chi Chi LaRue Takes a Stand Against Barebacking in Gay Porn” LaRue said:
    “I walked away from a lucrative contract with Vivid Video when they decided to go ‘condom optional’ so don’t ever say I don’t put my money where my mouth is!”

    The article continued:
    Larue, who says that he has never and will never produce a barebacking film, has a strict policy of protection on all of his film sets.

    • Pinko of the Grange

      the realities of BB sex have changed in 9 years.
      I am only stating a fact not a position.

      • Zealot

        But the realities of STIs linger on

        • Pinko of the Grange

          Very true. Just like they did in 1979.

          • Zealot

            Except that one would hope that this community has learned something from that time and not continue making those same dumb mistakes.

  • Pinko of the Grange

    I already have seen a BB vid that Chi Chi directed. “Black Attack”
    It was on VHS.

  • SaintMike

    like it matters what I think…..

  • czer

    Chi Chi is a bit late to the party in this instance. The Twitter poll is a sham attempt to give legitimacy to a decision that’s been made. The scene has likely already been shot and this tweet is the first PR salvo to promote the release.

    “Chi Chi goes bareback.” Not quite “Garbo talks” but enough to build interest and generate viewers. Totally hypocritical on her part and claiming that Truvada has changed the reality is bullshit. This is a bold and calculated financial move. Bareback porn is in high demand from audiences and that’s where the money is being made.

  • McM.

    Serious Question: What is up with C1R?

    ChiChi is directing for MEN, Falcon, Icon, etc. while her own once great studio remains in obscurity. It would make more sense to focus her efforts and talents to re-energizing C1R until it becomes a competitive force in the gay porn market. Especially since ChiChi presumably has complete creative control she won’t be limited by MG’s model of siphoning money from production, Falcon’s boxes, and Icon’s lame themes.

    What films are released end up lost on the C1R site and sometimes have only two or three scenes. I’ve check them out and a few of them were good, but they got NO promotion on Str8UpGayPorn or other blogs. Like, bitch, offer an affiliate program! The exposure may end up boosting sales for older AW/Catalina films and the other randos confusing the site layout.

    Speaking of rando side studios on her site, C1R already promotes raw content so it’s not a stretch that ChiChi LaRue would direct a bareback film.

  • Zealot

    “The fact that Chi Chi LaRue posted something like this means it’s a question of when, not if. And I say go for it, Chi Chi! What have you got to lose?”

    I dunno….your integrity? The semblance that your word means anything? Your ability to continue providing content that doesn’t depict irresponsible behavior? Your soul? If those things mean nothing then by all means, save a few hundred bucks on condoms. Unless, of course you’re planning to provide the PrEP– which again, is not exactly legal/ethical…but why let boring, antiquated drug laws stand in your way when there’s “the fans” and money to be made? You’re in good company with the likes of ol’ Ducklips and his urine, feces and cum remnants-fests. I’m sure the profits from your new ventures will definitely buy a lot of luxury bedding on which you’ll sleep juuuuust fine. Right?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36be69cbe6d9f3acf1688d1d2c07dd4f9f2c11265b3b1d0035a733ba024825ca.gif

  • Geo Mendez

    If Titan goes bareback I’m going to loose faith in humanity… In all seriousness it is sad if Chi Chi caves to social pressure and demand for profits… I met Larry (Chi Chi’s real name) in the mid 2000s at the gay erotic expo in Los Angeles and he was a very nice person…
    I think men of a certain age like me I’m 46, see the world and the gay community in a different light, I would wish that every young gay man could spend 1 day with someone living with AIDS , not HIV, but AIDS or do the research on what the cocktail drugs do to ones liver and body and then see if they still think wearing a rubber is a big deal… As Gorgeous Johnny Hazzard said “We don’t live in a perfect world”….

    • c_find

      I get what you are saying but you have to realize part of the condom back lash was caused from the Aids campaigned from 80’s -90s. Using scare tactics does not promote safer sex just more anxiety. Having sex comes with a risk no matter if you use condoms or on Prep (condoms may break, Herpes is transmitted through skin to skin contact not fluids so condoms effectiveness are reduced their.) No there is more than one option to have safer sex so their is no longer a one size fits all solution.

      • Geo Mendez

        I see your point.. damn it! I hate you lol… no really thanks for the insight

      • Zealot

        Part of the scare tactics. (which I don’t recall as being a big part of HIV education and prevention in the 70’s and 80’s) were likely personal accounts and experiences from those of us who watched people who contracted HIV/AIDS wither and die in very ugly and frightening ways. There was no nice way to explain to someone what HIV was like without being frightening and cautionary. Once we had the information about condoms, bodily fluids and testing, rates of infection dropped quickly. We knew what worked. When folks like Geo and I talk about those times it isn’t with the idea that we want to control how people have sex or be sticks-in-the-mud about it. I’m very sex positive and am still sexually active. I think people from our era just see people doing things that put their own health at risk and wonder why. Even if HIV is a “manageable” condition, who would want to live lives taking medication (which is still quite toxic and has some very undesirable side effects) every day for the rest of our lives? Why not be sexually active and keep our health in as optimally good a condition as possible? And the discussions about sexual health don’t end with HIV. We now have strains of other STIs which have no cure, or are so resistant to treatment as to be considered “incurable”. I agree that everyone must do what they believe is right for them when deciding to have sex. However, when we talk about porn, I am among those who believe that young people who watch it are affected by it, and imitate it, if out outright look to it for a way to frame their sexual practices. Porn doesn’t show the testing processes, nor does it show any medication-based precautions taken to help in protecting the talent. There may be a blurb of explanation at the beginning which I can guarantee no one reads…but fast forwards right past. So the impact of seeing good-looking, healthy-appearing men engaging in bareback sex has an impact on the sexual beliefs and practices of those who watch it. For me, I know enough from past experiences to know that I wouldn’t engage in sex without condoms, and ideally with PrEp too. But I’ve had a framework of past experiences in which I’ve seen the devastation of HIV on my own friends and community and that’s enough for me to override those visuals and make a better decision. I guess if you’re good with playing the odds, then you could trust PrEp 100% and just hope the guy who says he’s on it, really is…and that he took it according to recommendations for dosing. And further that he doesn’t have a virulent strain of herpes, syphilis or other STI. Because you can tell if they’re healthy by looking, right? So, while there may be a cafeteria of choices when it comes to sexual practices there are two which we know work better than anything else (apart from complete abstinence)– condoms in tandem with PrEp; and condoms and not sharing bodily fluids. Anything else is just dancing on the precipice and daring the universe not to knock you off it.

        • Tim

          and yet, for some of us that is exactly what turns us on. the dancing on the precipice thing.

          and for some of us (though I grant not most) condoms simply aren’t workable for the random encounters. I don’t find it with the guaranteed extra hassle to try to buy a varied selection of sheepskin condoms (as I’m allergic to all the other types i’ve tried, with varying reactions from just discomfort to a couple weeks of intense pain) of various sizes with me when I might want to hook up, try to convince a guy to use the one I provide and size to his dick instead of his own, etc.

          and then there is just the way my body works, at least anymore. I can’t get or stay hard while being fucked, it is the feel of it afterward and my partner’s satisfaction (all told by the cum in my ass or down my throat) that even gets me worked up. it was hellishly hard to get off every time when I was in my one real relationship and using condoms, because 1) it took forever to figure out I needed the sheepskin and 2) even then there wasn’t that stimulation that turned me on.

          for me the sex has to be risking something or it doesn’t feel like sex. I just have to do what I can to minimize it.

          • Zealot

            Tim– That was honest and I don’t want to sound anything but supportive as much as I can given the concern I have for you as a fellow member of our community. We don’t have to agree for me to have real caring for you, and a wish that you never have to face HIV, or an STI which could end your sex life altogether. But you’ve described your personal experience and the reasons why that’s your chosen path. I was attempting to discuss how porn should be responsible in how it portrays bareback sex so that it’s not making it something more of a norm– which is a very, very dangerous message and in my opinion, irresponsible. I understand what you say about risk and personal interactions. But I guess I feel that when it’s just sex, I’m not going to risk anything, even my own well-being for a few moments of sexual satisfaction. I’d find a way to have the risk and the danger without sacrificing my health. And as for the emotional side, I’ve always felt that risking your heart with someone else can be the biggest turn-on of all. I truly wish you the best along with a long happy life and continued health. Thanks for your honesty and bravery in telling your story in a very public way.

          • Tim

            thanks Zealot.

            In any case, I get what you’re trying and your position. a condom isn’t make or break in porn for me, but it is an obstacle because of my sexual experience/need/history. it does interfere with my enjoyment. there are ways of overcoming it on screen, but it is so damned helpful to not have to focus that extra bit if I just want to get off.

            and yeah, you compensate where you can. I am not the most attractive person in the world, so I don’t get much as such, and I can’t afford to be too choosy, but I am on Prep, I don’t hook up with guys I don’t at some other level know and trust, and then you throw caution to the wind and try to enjoy yourself. something will eventually kill me. I can’t spend my life worrying about it or subsist just on porn my whole life out of fear.

          • Zealot

            Thank you, Tim. You seem to be a truly nice person and I wish you all the best.

  • Xzamilloh

    Who cares? Porn is about fantasy, not outreach or activism. Yeah, Chi Chi looks like a massive hypocrite, but it takes nothing away from the performance; condom or no condom, bad sex is bad sex and good sex is good sex. What I don’t like is this talking out of both sides of their mouth, like in one instance HIV/AIDS is still on the rise, and then we’re talking about “PrEP and zero detection for those positive so bareback away”

    WHICH IS IT???

  • John

    Since Prep, it is a very different playing field and many sources say a lot of porn stars/ sex workers are on it.

  • Binary Busting Boo Boo Kitty

    You mean after she spent years calling people who watch it/ make it/ participate in it scum?

    (I’m paraphrasing, but still)

    No.

  • Todd

    A gurl’s gotta do what a gurl’s gotta do ………….. her CR1 ‘studio’ is offering $ 99 LIFETIME memberships ……..which means it will be belly up by December.

  • Maximus

    Anybody who’s surprised by this hasn’t been paying attention.

  • WhimsyCotton

    Hypocrisy? In porn? Never!

  • CamCam

    I don’t see why Chi Chi would make one now. It would go against everything she’s spoken about and it may be a hot film but what will the cost be in the long run? I find it more intriguing and more respectable to find a gay company that doesn’t do bareback films. Whatever she does, people are gonna watch regardless.

  • Marik Ishtar

    I think Chi Chi should continue condom work for those that enjoy it. The market is already over saturated with bareback, from boring to raunchy, so there isn’t much she could do besides evolve creatively. Which you can you can do with condoms so why bother?

    Find a way to make it work. Putting aside your beliefs just to make more money won’t make you happy in the end.

    • c_find

      She can always have mix content like TimTales. I really don’t understand why it has to be an either or thing

  • Ed Woody

    I am actually incapable of voting in that poll, because Chi Chi already blocked me on Twitter for complaining about her hypocrisy on this very issue (although there it was only her promoting other people’s bareback videos, not producing her own).

    And this after we had been acquaintances-verging-on-friends for several years back when I was in the industry myself (as previously stated). We had dinner a handful of times, swapped stories about being Prince fans, caught up at last year’s Grabbys brunch.

    As much as I like to believe the best of people for as long as I possibly can, there is a vanishingly small number of them who don’t eventually disappoint me.

  • Devin

    Nope. She would just be a hypocrite and a sell out if she starts producing bareback Gay porn

  • Camionero X

    It doesn’t really matter – her videos are boring and lack imagination. If she was good at what she does, if she really cared, she would continue using condoms, somethings she’s always advocated for, and would try to create something different, quality porn movies. But apparently she’s not. We will get more rubbish, this time bareback rubbish. Next.

  • Readen Reply

    All she needs is this statement: All our models on are PrEP or ARVs with viral suppression and are tested for all STIs before filming.

  • Watari

    I’ll watch it if it’s hot but she’s still a pretty big hypocrite either way.

  • nick

    $ > integrity

  • nick

    Are people really “demanding” bareback porn, are they not actually demanding hot, sexy, well filmed/acted porn,possibly with gay men in it, who look like they are enjoying it ?
    I honestly don’t see what difference a condom makes in a hot porn scene.
    I don’t think going bareback is going to save C1R, putting out better porn will do that.

    • Jer

      I like when the top shoots inside the bottom rather than having the annoying cumshot, so I think that’s why I tend to like bareback more, but I’d be fine if the top came in the condom then pulled out and showed they had cum. I just find the ridiculous of pulling out/not swallowing to be offputting at the end of scenes.

      • nick

        I get you, but I prefer the cumshot, in porn and in real life, each to their own I guess.

  • TalkDirtyToMe

    Those PSAs were of a time when it was not safe to bareback. Testing wasn’t done regularly, Truvada pills weren’t available and people were routinely dying. So if they worked to keep one person safe, they were worth it. Times have changed and while we have not completely eliminated HIV and AIDS, it is not the public health crisis it used to be. Reassessing a situation to account for changing times is not hypocritical but rather smart and necessary.

  • AJ

    Times change, money talks and people’s opinions and thoughts evolve. I don’t care what she does either way.

  • Neil

    I’ve decided to come forth and comment on this forum because I have a something to say about this very important issue.

    • V1

      come and knock on our door we’ve been waiting for you

  • Drew Barrymore

    All those safe sex warriors end up to be the biggest bareback whores of the game, from Michael Lucas to Austin Wolf and now Chi Chi. Sad.

  • Kevin Jones

    I mean if the people want bareback, give them what they want. This is a business after all.

  • Todd B

    Bareback sex with PrEP IS SAFE SEX! And especially with the other tests they do.

  • T2TheB

    STR8UPGP wrote:
    “Considering Chi Chi’s strong and unrelenting opposition to barebacking
    and her insistence on condom use over the years, going bareback now
    would be rich in hypocrisy, obviously. But, things change!”

    Yes, they do. I suspect it’s the profit profile of safe vs. unprotected porn that’s “changed.” Directors and studios that produce bareback porn can, at their discretion, also deliver safe-sex porn. (Doesn’t Helix do that?) Safe-sex-only providers have no such option. Accordingly, I suspect what’s going on with Chi Chi is that she’s wanting to boost revenue/profits by shooting bare content and at the same time find the most plausible “spin” with which she can explain/justify her transition to doing so.

    As goes Chi Chi’s suspected will and willingness to direct bare porn, if it is matter of business need (profit maximization), I suggest that she just say so and then start filming. I think most people realize that Chi Chi needs to pay bills just like the rest of us and that if filming bare porn is what she needs to do to maintain her lifestyle, that is what it is, just as it is with any other business imperatives.

    IMO, producers and directors should leave the matter up to the performers. Pair bare-willing performers with other bare-willing performers and safe-only ones with others who are willing to perform safe. (I certainly have seen group-sex scenes that have some performers “wrapped” and some not.) I suspect consumers will either accept or reject performers based on the performance they deliver more so than on whether they perform “wrapped” or not. From a content standpoint, some consumers may only care to watch safe or bareback scenes. That’s not going to change because a studio or director “goes bare.”

    Speaking for myself, the major thing I greatly dislike about safe-sex videos is the break in continuity necessitated by donning a condom. I do because the ceiling, a lamp shade, or whatever other object to which the camera pans and blurs for the transition just isn’t normal. I mean really. When (if?) you have safe sex, do you avert your gaze to some abstract location in the room and then reconnect with what’s going on once you or your partner has gotten on the condom? I don’t.

  • HoratioCaine

    NEVER EVER would I watch a Cha Cha LePew bareback scene. Cha Cha has been been on the safe sex bandwagon (and quite rightly too) FOR DECADES. Despite the fact I loathe Cha Cha for the trail of corpses in his wake, it’s been the one redeeming factor. Besides, it would still be the same tired old Cha Cha LePew scene that Cha Cha has been doing for DECADES. Cha Cha should retire to the old drag queens home.