Can the "Sex On Boxes" Phase of Gay Porn be Over?

And do these "Sex On Boxes" scenes appeal to anyone?

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I've said it before, and I'll say it once more: gay porn is like Clue.

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In Clue:

  • Someone
  • Kills someone else
  • In this location
  • With this weapon

In gay porn:

  • Someone
  • Fucks someone else
  • In this scenario
  • At this studio

They're not all that different.

Sometimes, it's simple, yet engaging.

(watch that one here)

Sometimes it's just weird enough.

(watch that one here)

And sometimes it's not even sex at all.

  • Theodore
  • Gets His First gay blowjob (and tells the dude to use his beard)
  • from Sean Peyton
  • At Chaos Men

(watch that one here)

And sometimes, it's cliche.

  • Two Random Boys
  • Are restricted from seeing each other for two days before a shoot
  • And fuck on a bed
  • At nearly every other gay porn studio out there

(there are too many to count)

One, some, or all of these in the game of gay porn clue(TM) usually appeal to someone and that's why they come back and keep watching.

Someone may have a favorite porn star, and love watching them perform.

Some may have a favorite studio, and love watching all of their scenes.

The scenario may appeal to some, and it gets them off thinking about it.

And for some, the one portion of gay porn clue (TM) that they love may trump the others.

This is most visible when someone tries to do something different in porn, and someone usually leaves a blog comment that's like:

It's porn! Someone sucks a dick. Someone rims an asshole, and then he sticks his dick in that asshole, moves it around until he cums. It's porn. Stop making it complicated.

And...while that comment is so...tawdry (and probably shows why so many have such unfulfilling sex / sex lives, is he really wrong?

Let's take one of the most popular gay films of all time, "Taking Flight" from Falcon Studios. We'll talk about part 1 and 2 to make it easy.

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Most people were connected to the porn stars (Then-boyfriends Rob Romoni and Matthew Rush starring in their first on-camera scene together, Jason Adonis starring in one of his first scenes, Josh Weston - RIP) and the studio (Falcon being the powerhouse that it was / is, making great porn).

Though some were interested in the mile-high-based sex (or sex on a plane while everyone else - including your sister - is asleep), it took a backseat to the other elements of gay porn clue(TM) and was there to drive the story forward.

However, the creative director behind Raging Stallion / Hot House / Falcon Studios (since they're all one studio) may have taken this comment to heart.

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Or, at least, that's how I postulate.

They may have realized that many of us don't care much about the scenarios. In fact, MOST of the complaints about porn scenes come FROM the scenarios. Whether they be too contrived, not contrived enough, they overemphasized the fact that the guy is straight (or made a gay guy pretend like he was straight), or they caged them away for two days before they could fuck.

So in the game of gay porn clue(TM) Falcon / Raging / Hot House said to hell with the scenarios, and went to their current format of two boys fucking on a soundstage with cute lights.

I understand it from their point of view - they don't have to worry about sets or scenarios, it's cheaper to produce (swap out some boxes and some lights), and it lets you focus on the sex.

But it takes all the fantasy out of porn.

Yes, the porn features two guys we'd never get to have sex with in real life, doing the 'do. But that's where it stops. At least before you could fantasize about having sex on a plane, or with a nervous straight guy, but can anyone honestly say they've had really beautiful sex on a soundstage, surrounded by colored lights?

And to break the fourth wall, as an editor, it's really hard to write about these scenes - that's why you've seen me write about less and less of them. How do you write about these scenes?

Derek Maxum Fucks Chris Harder in Raging Stallion's "I'd Hit That!"

In their fourth gay porn scene featuring a black man in 5 years, Raging Stallion had Derek Maxum fuck Chris Harder. Chris' beard looked nice, but the blue-on-blue lights clashed. Also, Chris would have looked much hotter if his socks were longer. 

[WATCH: "I'd Hit That!" - Raging Stallion]

Sebastian Kross Fucks Tryp Bates in Falcon Studios's "Amped"

Sebastian Kross is really pretty. Tryp Bates is, as well. The same set as Raging Stallion's "I'd Hit That" was used in this production. Sebastian and Tryp both wear high-tops - sneaker fetish guys, this one is for you.

[WATCH: "Amped" - Falcon Studios]

Jacob Taylor Fucks Sean Zevran in Hot House's "Ass Fiends"

Sean Zevran. The end.

[WATCH: "Ass Fiends" - Hot House Studios]

2014-Whenever This Ends - The "Sex On Boxes" Era of Gay Porn

I've also said this before, but one of the great things about porn is that it's almost a time capsule. It shows us what was in style at the time - not only outfits and fashion, but what was in in porn. Was it twins? Double Penetration? Some sort of kink?

Will 2014 to whenever this stops be labeled the "awkward sex on boxes" phase of gay porn? I certainly hope not.

Do you like these scenes? If so...why...? What is your favorite "Sex On A Box" scene?

Tagged in: tryp bates, derek maxum, interracial porn, jacob taylor, sebastian kross, sex on a box, sean zevran, chris harder, hot house, falcon studios, raging stallion

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