Okay, I’ve been waiting to write about this for a while, and don’t get me wrong, I’m still a Straight Hell superfan and it gets my cock harder than any other gay BDSM porn available…I just want to address some recurring issues I’ve been wrestling with for the past few months.
Straight Hell bills itself as the most authentic Gay BDSM sites online: aggressive tops with real sadistic streaks, straight lads shanghaied, tormented and humiliated to extreme degrees. Even the most casual fan could distinguish the lengths they were going to preserve the fantasy and maintain an air of legitimacy. First of all, a website simply cannot exist that portrays actual torture and non-consensual sex. Straight Hell displays a disclaimer acknowledging their videos are fantasy, and their rotating stable of submissive models stick around to film an exit interview to satisfy legal requirements that they are all OK and they enjoyed themselves (see also, Kink.com). The site started breaking the fourth wall a few years ago, when their former bottoms started showing up as tops (Dave and Mo) and their submissive straight “victims” started making return engagements (Nicholas, and now Billy).
But the pretense of reality and effort of maintaining continuity of the narrative started to break down when the site’s owners introduced their sister site “Brutal Tops” in 2010. Brutal Tops promised “Actual domination sessions” featuring “Genuine soldiers, marines, policemen and working class racist thugs.” For the first few months, it seemed to be the case. Dave appeared regularly as a top. So did Mo. But then so did Nicholas fairly soon after his first stint on Straight Hell. Then Lee appeared as a top on Brutal Tops weeks after he debuted on Straight Hell.
While Brutal Tops is promising on their tour that the motivation for their doms is “not a character they are merely playing. The tops are brutal and the bottoms are sex pigs whether they are being filmed or not” they are trotting out “Derek” (also known as Bryan when he debuted on Straight Hell). The same week Derek made his debut on Brutal Tops (Dec 2, 2011), he was featured as “Charlie” on another affiliated site “CMNM.net” and this was merely three weeks after he made is debut as a straight slave “Bryan” on Straight Hell. The same actor returns to Straight Hell this week as Derek to top Billy, mere weeks after they both appeared as tops on BrutalTops.com in the same scene.
Most of this would be forgivable, if not for the promises of authenticity on both sites. Brutal Tops goes so far as to deride other sites for employing actors who are “Models booked for the day who could easily switch roles and no one would be any the wiser. The pay cheque is their motivation.” But do they expect us to overlook the exact same thing on their sites? I’m sure Derek/Bryan/Charlie loves getting his fuck on in videos and he seems to genuinely enjoy his role as a sadistic motherfucker while at the same time soaking up pain and humiliation on two other sites, and I like seeing him in every role. But it’s the marketing of every persona as real, and every emotion as genuine is what I can’t get behind. I know he’s on three different sites for the paycheque and I know he’s everywhere to save the producers money.
I guess that’s the real challenge everyone is facing…making the best quality BDSM porn while making the most of the budget and securing the market position as the real bastion of not just quality, but authenticity.
Anyway…that had just been brewing in my brain for a few weeks and I wanted to get it off my chest. Without further ado, here’s Billy in his second go-round as a straight slave, this time cast as a Russian prince or something, getting stripped, restrained and flogged at the hands of former slave Bryan, who has reinvented himself as Derek, a sadistic tutor. Derek flogs and humiliates his student, force feeds Billy his cock and then bends him over for a juicy, impromptu enema. That shitty water on the floor is authentic, no matter what anyone else says! Click here to visit the Straight Hell tour and see if you can spot all of the crossovers!
Click here to see the revenge of the straight slaves on Brutal Tops!