Less than two months before the 12th annual awards show was expected to take place, leading industry executives have been unable to receive any confirmation about the GayVNs. But just now I got Roberts on the phone myself. Here’s what he told me:
We haven’t officially cancelled the event. Right now we’re looking for media outlets that are interested in broadcasting the event, which is the only way we’ll find the funding needed to continue the standard that’s been set for the event. We’ve met with a handful of these companies, and now it’s just a matter of raising the necessary funds to keep the show at the level it needs to be. And if we can’t, then we might have to look at producing something that’s different, but we don’t have any intent of discontuing reviewing the gay product or minimizing what’s going on the the gay sector. We’d still like to recognize the achievements within the gay sector.
Roberts continued to reiterate his commitment to the gay industry, pointing out that AVN is up-to-date in reviewing gay products, a commitment that takes much more man-power than throwing an awards show. But since the awards show has not been broadcast on Pay Per View in its entire 11-year history, it seems that AVN may be setting the bar unrealistically high by seeking broadcaster funding. But since the GayVN Awards are the funnest party of the year, as well as a good opportunity for porn stars to track me down and threaten me with physical violence, let’s hope that AVN can figure out a way to make the 12th show their biggest and sloppiest yet.
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