Pros and Cons
- exclusive content
- newer videos are mostly good in quality
- good design and navigation
- no bonus sites
- can't save favorites
- expensive membership
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 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 of the scenes are limited to masturbation, there are some exceptions. There's "the fucking room" that filters out 16 auditions where the boys show off their hardcore blowjob and anal-sex skills.
You'll find 990 videos with loads that are only average or below average in quality. Still, the most recent updates offer mostly good-quality playback when downloaded in the Windows Media format. Strangely enough, sometimes the streaming Flash option, which started being offered a couple of years ago, is great in quality, at least for the more recent scenes. There are also MP4s for your mobiles.
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 sizes.
A membership is expensive (it goes down a bit after the first month), but there's no denying that you're seeing real amateurs you're not necessarily going to see elsewhere (I'm sure a few pornstar careers were launched from here). Overall, The Casting Room would be more appealing with a lower price and a higher ratio of good-quality videos.