I'm glad that 2016 is over. Trumpkov has emitted a foul odor that will linger on for a while, but he'll be gone sooner rather than later, and I'll just leave it at that...there's a lot of shit that's gonna hit that fan after Jan 20.
In the porn world we were spared the tragedies that marred 2015 when Cole Tucker and Gino Colbert made their final farewells and a couple of twink suicides and some mysterious departures poisoned the holiday season. There was no high profile porn death in 2016 that I'm aware of, so if somebody knows otherwise, please correct me. There was one quiet, extenuated and rather low key death: condom porn. It is ironic that only a couple of years ago, we were talking about the future of bareback porn, and now it's condom porn that's endangered. Well, as more websites and studios transition into bareback products, it's the future of condom porn that people might discuss, except nobody's interested. Where does Miss ChiChi LaRue go from here? Now that's an interesting question.
I do have my favorite bareback video of 2016, but it did occur to me that I really should broaden my perspective a bit. After all, I haven't just ignored ChiChi's and other condom pornos, but I've also ignored the works of the sources that have moved into bareback, like Michael Lucas. I can't limit my viewing to Treasure Island, or Knightbreeders, Raw Oreo or Black Swagga, and the machofuckers and asstretchers of he world, can I? Oh hell, yes I can. I now know I can.
I thought I should check out a Michael Lucas video just to make sure. So I bought a copy of 'Whore for More' because of the enticing wrapper (however photoshopped, the Lucas marketing machine is second to none) and because Viktor Rom, a personal favorite, is in it. You know, Michael Lucas makes a very good product at a very good price. He casts beautiful, well-groomed men and puts them in enhancing settings. The production values are the best in the business. But there is something missing for discriminating consumers like me. I found myself fast forwarding way too much on 'Whore for More.' The bottom wasn't a whore; he was just a nice looking kid wanting to get fucked. I ejected 'Whore' and inserted 'Fill'er Up' (by Treasure Island Media) and the instant I saw Eli Lewis arch his back in anticipation of black cum injections, I knew I wasn't prejudiced against Mr. Lucas; I just concluded that the slut gene is missing. I guess...you either have it or you don't. I won't be buying any more of his stuff for a while.
The best video of the year to my mind was 'Filling Ryan Cummings,' directed by Koloff and produced by BarebackRTMedia, and available through the bbrts website. The hard dvd copies flew off the shelves of my local porn emporium and I feel lucky to have one. I don't do mail order, unless absolutely necessary, as my readers already know. One scene specifically stands out: Ryan's butt offering to Mick, a versatile number well-known to San Francisco poz tribal members of Grindr, and a contributor to Xtube videos. It helps that Mick has a big obvious biohazard tattoo and Koloff positions everything for the best views. Mick cums early and just keeps on going, and Ryan Cummings delivers as he always does, cumming multiple times himself. Big black dick, cum, biohazard, poz. There are many of us who get stiffies just thinking of a biohazard tat on a hung black stud, so here you are. The scene was recorded at a local sex club, for those of you who are into that sort of environment.
Some other observations of the year: Antonio Biaggi, the greatest top of the era subtly fades doing his own thing and his website could be better, but here's wishing he releases some dvds for oldschoolers like me...Armond Rizzo, over-exposed? who gives a shit?...Cody Winter can be the hottest bottom of 2017 if he wants and tries...thank you Paul Morris for bringing stud Mr. Cali into the stable...a Ryan Cummings definitive gangbang was held off for another year...we're looking to see more of XL, Ray Diesel, Kyle Ferris, BamBam, Ray Dalton, Viktor Rom, Jay Frost, Ryan Cummings...and sorry that Rocco Steele retired. Here's lookin' forward to more leather, dick and bareback porn in 2017!