Porn Awards: As our Constant Readers will recall, the 2010 GayVN Awards way back in September were taped for very first time for broadcast on Showtime. The straight-biz AVN Awards and its red carpet arrivals have become a yearly staple for the premium cable channel. I’ve periodically followed up with AVN Media Network about when the GayVNs might air and the most I’d been told—unofficially, off the record—was that something maybe-possibly-who-knows could hit the airwaves over the summer. Over the weekend, just for shits and giggles, I checked out Showtime’s website. And, lo!—ten GayVN Awards broadcasts are scheduled for the month of July—in the wee hours, for the most part—on the flagship channel (July 7 and 18) as well as Sho 2 (July 8, 21 and 26) and Showtime Showcase (July 9, 14, 19, 24 and 27). The advertised running time is 55 minutes with “Showtime Advisories” for “Nudity, Graphic Language, Adult Content, Strong Sexual Content.” I would expect nothing less. Did I miss the official announcement? Anyway, CLICK HERE for the schedule.
See also:
* “AVN Awards Air on Showtime; GayVN Coming Soon?
* “Planet Porn: GayVN Flesh Parade IV


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14 Comments so far

  1. Richie on May 23, 2011 10:46 am

    Now? Almost a year later. Why?

  2. Jason on May 23, 2011 11:10 am

    Better late than never?

  3. Another Jamie on May 23, 2011 12:36 pm

    Are they still doing THIS year’s show again in Sept.?

  4. Cammie on May 23, 2011 12:55 pm

    Jason how about ‘Better never than late’?

  5. DeWayne on May 23, 2011 12:59 pm

    In broadcast Television slipping something on the air in July and August in the wee hours is the way you hide a program that embarrasses you.

    Message received loud and clear Showtime and to think this is the Network that a decade ago gave us the groundbreaking Queer As Folk.

  6. Jamie on May 23, 2011 1:34 pm

    Come on DeWayne, I think you’re being a little hard on Showtime. No doubt they’re embarrassed, I mean, who wouldn’t be knowing how boring the GayVNs awards are, how little anyone outside of the industry cares, and just what a waste of time and $$ it was for them to send a crew and tape these. They’re burying them all right, but probably more for contractually obligating themselves to show them in the first place, and that they were snookered into actually paying AEBN for this content.

  7. DeWayne on May 23, 2011 2:07 pm

    You got that right Jamie boring is probably the main reason for burying this show.

  8. Eric on May 23, 2011 2:15 pm

    Nice to see the gayporn cheering squad is out in force today.

  9. Carol Brunette on May 23, 2011 4:58 pm

    Love Gay Porn when was the last time you watched the best duo or Orgy scene winners re-enact the performance on stage?

    Never which means the award show is a boner killer by design.

    Exception for the winners ;-p

    hmm Showtime is looking at most 50 happy viewers? The rest of us would zzzzzzzzzzzzz

  10. T-Bird on May 23, 2011 5:10 pm

    I’m just glad its on, hell it could be on hallmark and I would still watch. I checked out the straight avn’s with hostess Lisa Lampinelli and she was funny as hell.
    Thanks for the post JC…

  11. T-Bird on May 23, 2011 5:12 pm

    Its 55 min ? What the hell…oh gimme a fuckin…break.
    I love showtime for nurse jackie, and that hot new show gigolos but come on 55 mins ? How long is the award show anyways usually ?

  12. Tyler on May 23, 2011 7:29 pm

    Alec Mapa was the host right? He’s fucking hilarious, so I will watch for that reason, at least.

  13. JC Adams on May 24, 2011 10:24 am

    To answer several questions, as I wrote in the Folsom post, there’s been no announcement yet about whether there will be another GayVN Awards show.

    The fact that Showtime agreed to this at all is interesting. They heavily promote their straight AVN Awards broadcasts; remains to be seen whether they’ll do any kind of publicity for the GayVNs, too. Is it a test case (they do have two broadcasts scheduled for their main channel)? Or just doing a favor for the AVN people?

    Regards,
    JCA

  14. Creepella on May 24, 2011 11:11 am

    Waste. Of. Time. #FAIL

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