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The Five Best (And Worst) Gay Porn Reality Shows

The cast of Dominic Ford's "So You Think You Can Fuck" Season 2

The cast of Dominic Ford’s “So You Think You Can Fuck” Season 2

Talk of the long-awaited Broke Straight Boys TV show has taken hold of the gay porn industry again this week as the reality-inspired gay porn series gets its first trailer treatment in nearly a year.

The show that was originally peddled as a crossover reality show that followed the lives of several heterosexual gay-for-pay porn models dealing with the effect the gay porn industry had on their lives and relationships.

Good thing nobody trusted a porn company to produce something as interesting as that, because the first trailer is anything but an interesting take on the subject. It’s actually the same kind of typical drunken programming you’re used to seeing on television. Maybe that’s the point?

Either way, the return of BSB TV’s potential launch leaves us with one overarching question: Does anyone want to watch a gay porn reality show? Check out five of the most successful and most disastrous, and give us your take below:

Fratpad

Fratpad was where modern “reality” gay porn was born, when in 2006, the site was launched and marketed as a “live broadcast” from a bachelor mansion where a collection of frat boys lived, worked out, and occasionally had sex on camera for subscribers buying into the fantasy. Fratpad’s success was due largely to its daily one-on-one videos with the models, which provided a more personable experience.

Hollywood201

The Real Housewives equivalent of a gay porn reality show came in 2011’s Hollywood201. The series was produced by a gay porn casting recruiter named Afton Nills, and it followed four up-and-coming gay porn stars who moved to LA to “make names for themselves.” The show was a notorious flop, seeing as it only lasted for one two-part episode and didn’t develop any plot lines beyond twinky porn stars arguing with each other.

Dominic Ford’s “So You Think You Can Fuck”

“So You Think You Can Fuck” is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a “Survivor meets hardcore gay porn” parody series that pits a handful of gay porn stars — both rookies and seasoned veterans — against one another in a 10-week competition to see which will be crowned the greatest of them all. We’ll spare you the details of exactly how they are judged, but they are judged by an impressive static panel that has featured Drag Race alum Shangela and Gay Porn Blog’s Jack Shamama in previous seasons.

Project GoGo Boy

Consider Cockyboys’ Project GoGo Boy more of a social experiment than an actual reality show. Though much of the six-part series was scripted, it was structured as a “reality” series that mirrored the real-life drama these part-time gogo boys/porn stars were facing. The series was packaged as a film and went on to win six of its 14 award nominations, including a “Best Newcomer” tie for Jake Bass and Max Ryder, the super twinks who went on to bring the studio to its current glory.

Broke Straight Boys TV

The latest project touting itself as the industry’s first “reality television crossover” is perhaps the most absurd. Broke Straight Boys TV is a concept that has been floating around the web for years now, though its become a hot topic again now that the production company has managed to make a first-peak trailer. It’s like an updated version of Fratpad, only there is nothing inherently gay about it — the straight boys are straight, they party with women, and argue over their girlfriends. Almost two years after its initial announcement, a premiere date has still not been set.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Jul 2, 2014
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  • 12 Comments
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      No straight no porn no thanks!. Only HOMO men can fuck HOMO men. AND why do I want to watch straight men fuck? do they do better job then me.

      Jul 2, 2014 at 8:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Time Tripper
      Time Tripper

      “OK guys this is left and this is right.” says it all.

      Jul 2, 2014 at 9:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID
      PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

      Potentially the most interesting–or least worst– is Broke Straight Boys, with at least the faint possibility of exploring that whole G4P/str8-worship phenomena that currently has its manly foot pressed down on your sissy skull, a girly mag balanced on your soft spine, gaping your self-respect hole and hate-fucking it to a bloody pulp..while you beg for more!

      Or if nothing else it’s an excuse to ogle dem hot str8 mens! Loves me dem hot str8 mens!!!

      Jul 2, 2014 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MarionPaige
      MarionPaige

      There have been a few French produced gay reality shows with adult themes. One was called something like Sex Academy, it was about guys competing to be gay adult stars (it may have included or feature Francois Sagat). And the production company Menoby has a Zhoom reality show series that is in like its 5th or so season. Under the standard of the examples you presented, the BBC’s two documentaries on porn probably quality as “reality shows”. There is another reality tv show / documentary UK series that show a UK meeting his gay porn idol – Cody Cummings.

      Jul 2, 2014 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache99
      Stache99

      Well, I guess this had to be the natural evolution of the sex on cam guys. Still not watching any of it though.

      Jul 2, 2014 at 12:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyperkind
      hyperkind

      @PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID: Just FYI, there’s actually a documentary coming out from a Canadian PhD student looking at the concept of ‘gay for pay’ porn. (It was supposed to be released at a Canadian Film festival; not sure if it happened yet, but should be in the US soon) It looks at two American porn companies (one being ChaosMen). Here’s the trailer: http://vimeo.com/95656779

      Jul 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robirob
      robirob

      Well, if it works for MTV and how its The Real World turned out (guys and girls drinking, partying, sleeping around, having fights, featuring the token lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transexual cast member of the season, etc.) it sure will work as a web series. I have to say that the trailer for Broke Straight Boy does seem to have MTV Real World production value which, for a web series, is high enough (for example the house looks pretty fantastic).

      But let’s be honest. Viewers who watch it do not expect some PBS docu series where issues are handled with tact, respect, and decensy (yeah, producers try to pretend like what they are doing some serious social commentary or experiement). This is guilty pleasure trash media entertainment to appeal to the target audience that made MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’, ‘The Real World’, ‘Real World/Road Rules: The Challenge(s)’ such hits.

      I wonder though why the article doesn’t mention Reality TV shows like Bravo’s A-List (New York and Dallas) and Boy Meets Boy or am I showing my age and out myself as older than 14?

      Jul 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • robirob
      robirob

      But let’s be honest. Viewers who watch it do not expect some PBS docu series where issues are handled with tact, respect, and decensy”

      sorry, decency, of course.

      Jul 2, 2014 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      I think Broke Straight Boys looks the best. If I want to watch porn, I don’t want overacting and a storyline. Looks like BSB is at least trying to give us a peek into the gay for pay porn industry and the industry as a whole. It’s kind of fascinating. What type of straight guy would be desperate enough to resort to having sex with another man? Plus, who doesn’t fascinate about the hot straight guy next door. I’m watching and I bet a ton of people will too.

      Jul 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike
      Spike

      All of them look dreadful.

      Jul 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      Not really. I think a lot of people want to see behind the scenes on what happens to these guys and why they do it. I know I want to. After I see them, then I can make up my mind. 30 minutes of looking at hot guys…not too bad. BSB seems to be the only one I can see on TV though.

      Jul 8, 2014 at 12:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • enlightenone
      enlightenone

      @hyperkind: Unfortunately, just an expensive hobby/research for an adolescent, str8 obsessed, gay male, Peter Pan! A continuation of devaluing himself as a gay male while elevating the objectification of the gay male through sexual gratification and a few dollars and no lost of “hetero” privilege. Don’t make the mistake of coming onto one in the “real world,” you could be ignored, humiliated in public, bullied, robbed, or murdered!

      Aug 2, 2014 at 10:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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