The Casting Room used to be called First Auditions, so don't be confused if you see the old watermark on some of the updates. Everything here can still be considered exclusive though.
The best thing I can say about TheCastingRoom is that the collection of content is quite large. If you check out the latest updates section you'll see that the archives stretch back to January 2005 and currently they're adding something new once or twice a week. You can also browse all those years of content based on the names of the men and their country of origin.
You can even select regions, including Canada, America, Mexico, The Caribbean, South America and Europe, from a world map. If you go with Europe then you can actually select again from a European map and overall the Europeans make up the largest percentage of first-time performers. We're talking over 500 hunky dudes getting interviewed, being examined nude and then masturbating on camera.
Actually, to be more precise, although most scenes are limited to masturbation, there are some exceptions. There are 44 shoots in the section labeled "groping hands" that show our hunky pornstar wannabes getting groped. Then there's "the fucking room" that filters out five auditions where the boys show off their hardcore blowjob and anal-sex skills.
You'll find 891 videos with loads that are admittedly only average in quality or even below average. Still, the most recent updates offer good-quality playback when downloaded in Windows Media format. Strangely enough, sometimes the streaming-only Flash option, which started being offered a couple of years ago, is great in quality, at least for the recently added scenes.
You'll find 112 photo galleries, although they only accompany some of the vids from way back in '05 to '07. The sets normally include pics along with what are probably just crisp vid caps. Some of them are quite large, although they all seem to have been cropped to somewhat irregular frame sizes.
Joining this site costs more than many other sites on the market. There's no denying that you're seeing real amateurs that you're not necessarily going to see elsewhere (I'm sure a few pornstar careers might have been launched from here), but only the newer scenes are worthwhile when it comes to quality. Overall, The Casting Room would be more appealing with a lower price and a higher ratio of good-quality vids.
|$39.95/30 days, rebills at $34.95|
|Cross Sales: No|
|Pic sets: 112+||Pics per set: 5||Zip sets: No|
|Pic Res: N/A||High Res: No|
|Number of movies: 891+||HD Porn: No||DRM protection: No|
|Average Length: 15 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Streaming: Yes|
|Condoms: Some||Download Limits: No
Windows (960x540; 2400k)
Flash (640x480; 2944k; streaming)
|Independent Biller(s):||Verotel, SegPay|
Pros & Cons
-newer videos are good in quality
-good design and navigation
-no bonus sites
-can't save favorites