PTT Roundup – Should Porn Awards Drop the “Silly” Categories?

PTT Roundup – Should Porn Awards Drop the “Silly” Categories?

The other day Jaxton Wheeler went on a little twitter rant after hearing he’d been nominated for “Manliest Man’ at the Grabbys. He claims the category is silly and “sounds like something out of a Will Farrell comedy sketch.” Do you think the porn awards should make an effort to be more serious and drop categories like “Manliest Man”? Or is it all in good fun?

 

I was nominated for that award in 2014.  I think they’re trying to pay homage to a traditional ‘manly’ look.  I joked that I’m the manliest man only if people watch me on mute! I do think awards like that are outdated, especially in today’s social climate. – Billy Santoro

To be honest the Grabbys in my opinion is not correct. First of all, it’s 99% American actors and studios who are nominated! The Oscars are worldwide, so why not the Grabbys? But indeed “manliest man” — so where is the category for “most feminine man”? They should call it “Sexiest Man” rather than focusing on stereotypical gender behaviors. Also, ‘Best Newcomers’? Newcomers should mean they just started that year! But with the Grabbys there are people nominated who have performed much longer than that! –Logan Moore

I think it’s a great category and totally fun at the same time. Im guessing most performers would be honored to be up for that. Its a great way to market yourself better if you have that title. You’re a man who fucks men and you just became the MOST MASCULINE OF THEM ALL. MASC FOR MASC BRO! – Killian James

My biggest problem with all these award shows is the use of the word “best.” According to who? Does “best” mean most sales? Most popular? Most artistic? I saw one category – best rimming? What does that mean? Don’t you need to be on the receiving end of that to really judge? Having said all that, should the gay porn industry have an event to celebrate the work we do? Absolutely. Just don’t get so hung up on the politics. Have a cocktail or three and enjoy watching our colleagues take home some fancy door prizes. The end. –Tony Salerno

I personally think “Manliest Man” is probably an award done in good fun, but it shouldn’t be done. You can’t quantify what makes a man a man. For some people, what makes a man is his ability to care and provide for his partner and family. For others, it’s about chest hair and muscle. Or maybe how well they can fix a car?The fans don’t know that in real life some of porn’s “Manliest Men” open their mouths and all you can hear are Prada purses hitting the ground with every syllable.- Asher Devin

It is all bit silly but then it is the Grabby’s. I think they should try to be just a bit more significant if they want to be taken more seriously. –Adam Russo

 

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