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This Gay Porn Reality Show Is Definitely Not A-List: Los Angeles. But It Might As Well Be

Houses outfitted with webcams for the purpose of showcasing naked young men are not new to the Internet. Y’all know about Fratpad, if not because you’re a patron, then because one of its stars is currently filming Real World: Las Vegas, and you’re always up to speed on reality show scandals. But what happens when the “reality” aspect of the show is as much about dudes screwing each other as it is about their personal drama (i.e. the lead up to the dudes screwing each other)?

That’s what Hollywood 201 aims to be. Though its website contains just this trailer right now, Hollywood 201 bills itself as a “reality show” that, uh, debunks the myths about gay porn stars?

Hardly.

The brain child of Afton Nills, who runs an “actors network” (NSFW) that’s a porn recruiting platform, Hollywood 201 is am “upcoming real life reality show following the lives of many young gay guys. Most of these guys come from a porn background, shooting scenes as twinks. You can only imagine what can happen when a bunch of twinks are gathered together. You can expect a lot of drama and some very raunchy stuff! This will be a wild journey for our group!” Also: It’s “real life. Just way more gay.” Hah!

I guess people get voted out on this program? In between taking showers together? And bitch fights? Oh, maybe this is like A-List.

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63 Comments

  • Rick Gold

    SHOCK!

    An unattractive porn “star.’

  • Ogre Magi

    They all look pretty attractive to me! That show sounds hot hot hot

  • STerrio

    I’m confused… who would want to watch that? It just looks annoying.

  • deferr

    gross gross gross

  • justiceontherocks

    Oy gevalt.

  • Jeff

    till looks 100000000x’s more realistic and entertaining that The A List. At least they are trash and know it.

  • L.

    OK, so I’m usually among the first to take people to task for falling back on stereotypes, but bear with me this once:

    Is there really a chance for any sexual action if all six look more bottom than LiLo look un-rehabable?

  • Lakas

    i was going to suggest muting them, which I did, but they persisted to be unwatchable even after.

  • Joseph

    Who cares?!?!?! TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES!!!!!!!!

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    Looks more like “Faces Of Meth”.

  • Jack

    I love how they try to act tough as if anyone would ever believe that they can throw a punch. Slap and scratch, certainly. Act at all like a man? Never.

  • David

    They all need to up their protein intake. Emaciated.

  • jj

    not cute. i feel sorry for these kids. these types – i see bareback meth unstable messes (ps I couldnt keep track what was goin on?)

  • Brentinpdx

    Good GAWD, who was the immature fuck who thought this was entertainment! I couldnt even watch the whole trailer….STUPID!!

  • Aaron in Honolulu

    There are all white. I want some variety!!!!!!! Boooooring…

  • Aaron in Honolulu

    They’re*

  • T

    Now you know where guys who can’t hold a job at McDonalds end up.

  • TJ Parker

    Wow, I bet that if we add the IQs of all the “bois” in that house, we almost get to 100.

  • BrooklynBorn

    As messed up as these porn twinks are, I’d still rather hang out with them than the A-List show cast.

  • mikebuc

    Aren’t trailers supposed to make you want to watch? What I could stand of it, there was nothing even remotely interesting about that.

  • jason

    How utterly sad that “gay” is being conflated with “porn” by the sleazeballs who run these commercial operations. Message to sleazeballs: fuck off. We don’t want you sullying the gay notion with your vile porn filth.

    Porn is about voyeurism and money. Sex is about experience, and is free.

  • Greg Garavani

    Their not even hot.

  • divkid

    Jeez there’s a helluva lot of GAYFACE goin’ on there!

    Seriously, i wonder if there is’nt a genetic/hormonal something expressing itself in faces of a significant proportion (not all) of the ‘mo’s. Hence gaydar. No?

  • auditorman

    Another opportunity to bash the gay commuity. Gay = sex. Of course gay establishments don’t help this image. Like a dish of free condoms at the register the gay owned and operated restuarant. Those gay pride parades do not help this image either.

  • Jose

    The one with the purple headband seems cool.

    The rest… just make the show seem unwatchable. Next season (lol I know good joke right?) stay away from the twink stars!

  • Michael

    No question gay advertisers will jump all over this sponsorship opportunity.

  • Cam

    @L.:

    I was thinking the same thing! The ONLY time any sex would happen most likely is if one of their “Top” boyfriends came over to visit.

  • KJM1968

    Ugly meth adicts, no thanks.

  • Nathan

    Lot of self hating gays in this thread, look, you dont have to bash people who dont conform to your gender norms. I’ve never met someone that hated twinks and pride parades who WASN’T ashamed of their sexuality.

  • Mike in Asheville

    @ No. 21 Jason and @ No. 24 Auditorman

    As much as I agree with both of your assessments that being “gay” is being conflated/equated with “gay porn” is a detriment to social equality and respect for gays and lesbians, I equally disagree with your assessments that porn = vile or that promotion of safe-sex conduct and pride parades weaken our community.

    Community is an all-encompassing concept of what we have in common. We are gay/lesbian, there is gay/lesbian porn, there are safe-sex standards of particular interest to gay men, and there are pride events that bring together our community. You and I may not like any one particular aspect of other members of our community but that does not give us the right to judge that which is someone else’s concept of being gay or lesbian. (Now don’t go off on some tangent does that mean we have to accept a murderer who happens to be gay: judge the murderer, fine, being gay is not what made them a murderer).

    Porn is what it is to who it concerns. Don’t like?, then don’t purchase or watch. Don’t need free condoms, then leave them in the dish for those who do. Don’t want to parade you pride, stay home and watch porn, uhmm, TV.

    *******************

    That “gay” indeed is regularly conflated with “gay porn” is not so much the fault of porn production companies as it is the fault of Gay, Inc. that fails to defend the free speech rights of porn performers and audiences.

    Google “barely legal” + “gang bang” and the vast vast vast majority of sites are about girls NOT boys. Try “Beastiality” and again almost ALL of the websites are about straight sex.

    Alas, Gay Inc. spokesfolk never spit in the face of FRC, AFA, NOM and all the others refuting claims about gays and gay sex with the obviousness that there 19x more straight porn enthusiasts and gay ones.

    We, unfortunately, allow the anti-gay bigots to label us such; and that is the problem, not some stupid dumb twink pron reality show with its cast of misfits.

  • Jamison

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    oh.. god..
    hahahaa
    make it stop..
    ha..

  • shannon

    guh-ross.

  • Taylor Siluwé

    @Mike in Asheville:

    I couldn’t agree more. So many think that our more outrageous gay family, ones confident in their sexuality (sometimes to the point of camp) are somehow bringing us down, bringing the movement down – and worse, are giving those who hate us ammo to further oppress.

    That couldn’t be further from the truth. Choices to go into porn aside, these guys are living their lives out loud, very loud, and those who sit on the sidelines throwin’ snide remarks will never know what that feels like. They’ve always been afraid to be themselves and secretly despise those who have the self-confidence they lack.

    Those numerous “pro-family” hate groups would loath us no less, rally and fund-raise to keep us 2nd class no less if these guys were un-clockable jocks proudly gay and celibate for Jesus.

    Poo-pooing our own for the sake of appeasing those who will never like us is like Obama trying to compromise with Republicans.

    Kudos to every one of us bold enough to live out loud!

    **On another note**
    A little diversity would make me wanna watch more. Twinks, last time I checked, come in all colors.

  • j

    @jason: Jason, just one question about that last sentence: how would you know?

  • Michael

    @Taylor Siluwé: Absolutely absurd. These guys are just plain too stupid or lazy to get lives, so they fall back on the oldest trade in the world. Prostitution has nothing to do with the “gay community”.

  • jckfmsincty

    This doesn’t seem any worse than Logo’s “The A List”, but that’s no compliment.

  • Cranston Cranium

    Not that I could say for sure, but the guys appear to be from Slovakia or other similar country. The number of moles on the face, health or shape of teeth. Doubt if they speak much english.
    And the worst part of it, the actors of the porn most likely get paid in the clothes they are given to wear during the show, or all the peanut butter sandwiches they can eat. The movie or show producers prey upon both genders of perhaps generally unemployable youth that will do anything to earn a menial existence.
    This should be named “Attrocities of abuse that take place in third world countries of uneducated or unemployable youth”.

  • TripleB

    Cranston : They do have that undernourished Eastern European look, yes. Though one claims to be from – Tennessee ?- and ….I don’t know, I think it’s just their look.

  • Taylor Siluwé

    No.35 Michael:

    Are they prostitutes? No matter. Like I said before, their reasons for getting into porn is aside from the point. And prostitution has a little to do with every community.
    How do you think it got to be the “oldest trade”?

  • Taylor Siluwé

    Cranston Cranium:
    This should be named “Attrocities of abuse that take place in third world countries of uneducated or unemployable youth”.

    Buzzkill.

  • Pip

    that guy ‘from nashville’ looks like a complete drug addict.

    the blonde with the slanty bangs, the guy in the plaid shirt and the guy with the purple bandanna are pretty cute. but cuteness cant save you from coming off as a skeezy skank!

    that said the only thing that would make a show like this watchable is graphic hot sex in the midst of the reality show-ness.

  • adam

    @Taylor Siluwé: They are prostitutes. Having sex for money = prostitution. Not sure how it’s supposedly so different just because there’s a camera.

  • TripleB

    Adam : You’re right. But I don’t want to be such a snob that I look down on prostitutes and or porn actors, because I don’t. The only problem, though, is that I’d worry about these guys’ futures. I wonder if they’re even together enough in the head to get a college degree, if they so chose, or move into another line of work, or are they by now too immersed in the sleep-all-day up-all-night druggy-culture porn world.

  • Michael

    @adam: The camera gives it instant credibility – overnight stardom, role models for our already confused youth to idolize and emulate.

  • Michael

    @TripleB: You wonder? Go on, take a wild guess.

  • TripleB

    I know, Michael, but….some people ARE very resilient. And we must also keep in mind that some of this show might be exaggerated and hammed up for the camera and even greatly scripted (like other “reality” shows). I just don’t know.

  • Owen

    How much G do you think these mimbos go through per day?

  • deferr

    they all look like absolute trash! seriously people, come on… up your standards

  • Chris

    The show would be better if they had a male cast.

  • Cam

    @Nathan:

    YAWWWWNNNNN……Oh I’m sorry, I thought I was in a freshmen psych class there for a second.

    I have news for you, pointing out that this looks like a stupid show, or having an opinion that these guys aren’t somebody to be looked up to is anything but self hating. But you know, whatever makes you feel better about yourself.

  • Ronbo

    There could be some real people on the show; however, they will likely not be TV ready (ie fully saturated with dramaaaaaaaa(!) and spite) to please producers, draw audiences and pull advertisers. So, we’ll get a twinkified “Jersey Shore” or as we call it in the real world, “Jersey Snore”. From the looks of this promo, “The A-List” is almost Shakesperian. But, I’ll watch… with the hope that they’ll go to school (and pray to God…the gym) and mature into fully-rounded, balanced, empathetic, intelligent gay men who find meaning both in their lives AND in their underwear.

  • whatever

    Do I have to give up my gay card? I don’t find any of them attractive. AT. ALL.

  • Evan

    holy meth eyes…

  • RLS

    That was just sad. They all look absolutely emaciated and sickly and totally drugged out. Yuck, that was like a look into the gay life underground that I have no idea about.

    Whoever said “Faces of meth” is right.

    Sad, sad, sad.

  • Hugo Quezel Poirier

    Faces of meth indeed!

    Shit , they all look like Lindsay Lohan in her drugged up mug shots!

  • Queer Supremacist

    They’re about as sexy as any other tweaked-out twinks with no self-respect. That is, not at all.

    Reality TV is bad enough. Reality TV that shows gays at their worst is just appalling. Kill it with fire.

  • HSHouston

    These people are not even remotely attractive, and I thought the whole point of doing was porn was because you are attractive. What a waste.

  • Cutepatrellus

    @jj: I agree.

  • olen

    i think my penis just crawled back up inside me.

  • Naeo

    @Nathan:

    We ask for equality, and yet we shove our sexuality in the world’s face with a parade? It’s no wonder those that hate us, hate us. The majority of gay people in TV are loud, vapid, and as some of the replies in this thread have shown…can’t figure out the uses of their, there, and they’re.

    and this show is just another nail in the coffin, furthering the stereotype that envelopes many gay people. Perhaps TV shows and Movies should invest in making gay characters with a personality and not just some shallow hollow-headed tool. (Need i remind you of Queer as Folk?

  • observer

    I always wondered where bareback trade went/did after the camera stopped rolling.

  • asdf

    Great another show with a bunch of power bottoms/queens. Way to go gay community.

  • AltBro

    I love how the only people who seem to live in Los Angeles in the world of television are Caucasian. As a Los Angeles native, I think casting directors REALLY need to take a closer look at LA’s multi-cultural and multi-ethnic demographic.

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