The cast of Dominic Ford's
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:

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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.

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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.

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