I was unfamiliar with Lavender Lounge when it aired between 1991 and 1995. Granted, it aired on public access television far away from me in San Francisco and I never saw it during its six-month run on satellite broadcast. Still it was nicknamed the "The Queer American Bandstand" by many of its fans. Apparently, after the show ended, Mark Kliem, its creator and executive producer, went on to work in the adult industry.
This incarnation of LavenderLounge doesn't even remotely resemble the relatively wholesome image that the former dance show for gay boys and girls conjures up. Moreover, while that program offered a gay approach to a traditionally straight concept, this collection is more of an alternative approach to traditional gay porn. Many of its scenes involve fetish gear and BDSM, so you'll see lots of leather and sling sex. Some scenes are solo, though.
You'll find 76 videos and some offer Full HD playback. You're in for all kinds of bum fun, including intergenerational matchups where daddies do it with boys in their prime, as well as interracial action, flogging, bondage and encasement in plastic wrap.
If you like facial and body hair, tattoos and piercings then you're in for a treat. You should definitely recognize pornstars Alessio Romero, Tober Brandt, Connor Habib and ebony hunk Race Cooper. There are also amateurs, like some Latinos who are simply in need of cash.
I must confess that my favorite of the 76 high-res photo sets is one of the solo spreads featuring Josh West who, although younger than me at around 37 years old, still has a mature appeal. His salt-and-pepper short hair and beard is hot and his hairy body is what I consider perfection, as it's lean and hard. Then, of course, there's the long, thick schlong between his muscled thighs. He's dreamy in a masculine way.
You used to get bonus sites, but these days it's just bonus movies from other sites in the network. They definitely add some value and bring you similar action. The main collection is updating and four scenes are recent, but they've had gaps in updates in the past, so be aware. Lavender Lounge has grown to a more respectable size and they now have a mobile-responsive design.
|By: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 1489|
|Average Score: 63.9|
|$59.95/90 days, rebills at $49.95|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Pic sets: 76+||Pics per set: 50||Zip sets: Yes|
|Pic Res: 1024x768||High Res: Yes|
|Number of movies: 76+||HD Porn: Yes||Streaming: Yes|
|Average Length: 20 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Download Limits: No
Flash (1920x1080; 4883k)
MP4 (720x540; 1974k)
|Independent Biller(s):||NetBilling, Epoch|
Pros & Cons
-some Full HD videos
-inconsistent update schedule
-can't leave comments
- Initial review: 3/14/2012