Pros and Cons
- some excellent-quality videos
- bonus sites
- zipped photo sets
- mostly nonexclusive content
- minimal photo content
- no portable video formats
Call me naive or dumb, but when I saw that I was assigned the Mandate TV review, I found myself wondering just how in the hell anyone could make mandates sexy. Maybe I was half asleep or something, but when I saw the word "mandate," I interpreted it in the political sense. As it turns out though, the site's actually about man-on-man lovin' and if you're reading this, I probably don't have to tell you what's sexy about that.
MandateTV isn't a massive website and the way it presents its material makes it look like there is more available than there actually is. With that being said, the site does offer some decent content.
When you first arrive in the movie section, it looks as though there are over 80 flicks. A closer inspection of the films reveals that most of the vids are actually split up into two or more parts and that's why it looks like there are so many of them. In total, there are 64 videos and they can be downloaded or streamed.
The clips can be streamed in Flash format sometimes or saved in MPEG or Windows Media files. The quality can vary at times, but overall I'd recommend that you opt for the MPEGs because some of them offer excellent-quality playback. Full-length files are also available.
Only some of the site's content is exclusive, so there's quite a bit of variety to be seen in its videos. In some, you'll see two black dudes going at it and in others there are guys in fetish gear jerking each other off. Other things you'll see include glory hole action, an MMF threesome and hardcore fucking in a jail setting.
The site's photo galleries aren't quite as much fun as the movies and the main reason for this is that there are only eight sets of actual pictures. They're mixed in with sets of vid caps, so it looks like there are many more pics. The real photographs are high-res images and can be saved as Zip files.
Beyond the main content, members also get access to 18 other sites, including ones like Real Cleavage, Sneaky Anal and West Coast Whoppers. Some of these have decent content on them, but none of them are gay themed.
Mandate TV definitely isn't the best site of its kind out there, but it isn't that bad either. With weekly updates and some sensational videos, it does have its strong points. The bonus sites that come with it increase its overall value too, but they probably won't appeal to the website's core audience.