Pros and Cons
- mediocre to average-quality video
- no pics, just vid caps
- no bonuses
Gay porn lovers may already be familiar with Helix Studios, especially if they enjoy seeing hot young twinks spread their asses so cock can pump deep into their plush pink holes. Some scenes from the many movies they've produced are showcased in a special online selection at 8Teen Boy. If you appreciate the beauty of smooth slender youths, some with all-American good looks, others with slightly more exotic charms with a hint of European or even Latin flavor then these are some of the steamiest clips going even if the quality isn't outstanding.
Currently, there are 118 mediocre to average quality videos to download in a standard or iPod compatible format. The playback levels are a disappointment although regardless of stats the M4V (320x240, 125kbps) for iPod actually looked just as good if not better than the Windows Media files (320x240, 512kbps). I'd say that 8TeenBoys need to knock it up a notch or two before I'd feel fully satisfied since even a couple of hundred K per second difference would crisp up the slightly blurry action.
One thing that has already improved is the quality of the galleries. There are about 100 sets of mediocre to average looking video captures, the earlier ones are small, blurry and overexposed but recently they've gotten a bit larger and better looking. You certainly wouldn't join a site like this for the screen captures anyway, but at least checking out what action happens in the clips isn't complete waste of time to .
8Teen Boys advertise the material as exclusive but obviously, it is sampled from the Helix Studio DVDs, which they wish to sell online as well. In my mind, even if the membership is medium-priced, I feel as if I'm paying to see x-rated trailers designed to get me to spring for the full-length DVDs. They need to improve the quality of the footage online or do separate exclusive shoots specifically for the site otherwise they'll remain, in my opinion, consumer-funded advertising rather than a stand alone worthwhile investment.