If there’s one thing that’s annoying about porn, it’s all the sex. Just as you’re getting involved with the complex characters, being impressed by the Oscar-calibre acting, and you’re sat on the edge of your seat wondering whether that plumber really does have a big enough plunger to do the job, they interrupt things with people shagging!
Well, Brititsh gay porn studio Eurocreme seems to agree, as while tradition dictates they release versions of their movies filled with hardcore sex, they’ve also decided to chop out all that penile nonsense and release them as short films on Youtube. And because it’s Youtube, we’re talking pretty tame on the sexual front.
It’s a seemingly odd idea, especially as it essentially chops an 80 minute film down to 20 and removes everything that you’d normally think people watch porn for. However Eurocreme’s hope is that by bringing in mainstream director Blacky Mendez for many of the latest films in their Dreamboy range, they’ll be able to make a different, higher-calibre kind of movie.
While not 100% successful, it’s nice to see that genuine effort has been put in to telling stories with a beginning, middle and end, with some sort of emotional throughline to go in amongst the sex (and to be honest, they’re better than quite a few of the mainstream gay-themed short films produced each year). Bellboy in particular works surprisingly well as a short film in its own right, telling the story of a young man feeling disillusioned with gay life after his boyfriend cheats on him.
Yes, they have to contrive reasons for people to start having sex every five minutes (and on Youtube it really is just the very beginning), but there’s genuine character development and a real interest in exploring the temptations and frustrations of modern gay life. And there certainly aren’t many porn movies where the central theme is someone’s desire for fidelity.
Even so, you’ve got to think that if you had the full version, a lot of people would just fast-forward through everything that’s included in the Youtube editions.
You can take a look at three of the films below – Cottageboy, Bellboy and Choirboy (in case you hadn’t guessed, most Dreamboy movies end with the word ‘boy’) – in their pretty much sex-free form and you can see what you think of hardcore porn movies turned into penis-free, gay-themed short films. [Read more...]