Philly GLBT Film Festival to Honor Chi Chi LaRue

Ericka Jensen

LOS ANGELES – Channel 1 Releasing partner and veteran director Chi Chi LaRue will appear at the 14th annual Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival for "Dragging Out Chi Chi LaRue: A Showcase of Smut.”

LaRue's extensive career will be showcased, including selected clips from his best-known films as well as some never-before-seen footage from "Chi Chi's Vault." C1R Exclusives Johnny Hazzard and Blake Riley will make special appearances during the event.

“The Philly Film Fest is such an amazing event and I’m beyond honored that they’ve given me my own special showcase,” LaRue told XBIZ. “[And] it’s dedicated to my favorite person — me. And my favorite topic — smut.”

An after party, hosted by LaRue, will take place immediately following the showcase at Philadelphia’s Pure nightclub. The event is being billed as "Chi Chi LaRue's Pure Smut.” LaRue will host the DJ booth, alongside Hazzard and Riley, to “provide some extra raunch for a night of true, pure smut.”

"Dragging Out Chi Chi LaRue: A Showcase of Smut" will take place on Friday, June 11 at the Prince Music Theatre, 1412 Chestnut St., beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available online at and in-person at Philadelphia-area locations listed here. "Chi Chi LaRue's Pure Smut" will be held at Pure nightclub, 1221 Saint James St., from 10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. with a reduced cover for film fest ticketholders.

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